Askhari Johnson Hodari

Assistant Professor
211 Education Building
(205) 247-8004


Dr. Askhari Johnson Hodari is a social psychologist and practitioner of Black/Africana Studies. An assistant professor in the Psychology Department, she earned her B.A. degree in psychology from Spelman College; and earned her Ph.D. in social psychology and psycho-educational counseling from Howard University. She has been at Stillman College since 2011. Her professional interests include but are not limited to pro-social behavior,  prejudice, discrimination, and coping mechanisms. She is an experienced teacher at the K-12 level and has been in higher education for 12 years. Hodari is the author of Lifelines the Black Book of Proverbs (Random House, 2009) and The African Book of Names (HCI, 2009). She makes her home in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the birthplaces of the Civil Rights Movement.

Research Interests

  • Prosocial behavior
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Rape and domestic violence (perceptions, definitions, and attitudes about rape and domestic violence )
  • Social construction of ethnicity and gender
  • Racism and sexism as primary cause of anger response
  • Coping mechanisms (that foster self-preservation in a prison culture)


Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs (Random House, 2009).
The African Book of Names (Health Communications Inc., 2009).
Schwebel, D., Hodari, A. (2005). Ethical Principles and Acculturation: Two Case Studies. Ethics and Behavior, 15 (2).

Recipient of the Joseph A. Gore Merit Award for Excellent in Teaching (2012-2013)


Ph.D. - Howard University, Washington, D.C.  (1999)
M.S. - Howard University, Washington, D.C. (1994)
B.A. - Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. (1990)

Courses Currently Taught

PSY 230 Introduction To Psychology
PSY 311 Junior Thesis Seminar
PSY 335 Social Psychology
PSY 337 Psychology Of Women
PSY 338 Psychology Of The Black Experience