Ronald P. Rohner, former President of ISIPAR, is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, the Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the USA, the Henry David International Mentoring Award, and the Jean Lau Chin Award for Outstanding Professional Psychologist in International Leadership Contribution. In 2020 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. Visit Dr. Rohner’s faculty webpage.


Senior Research Scientist
Abdul Khaleque, PhD phone: 860.486.6291


sumbleen ali

Research Scientist
Sumbleen Ali, PhD phone: 860.486.3915


Graduate Research Assistant 
Katelyn Pitcher
PhD student, Developmental Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Her research concentrates on White parents’ racial socialization of their children and their behavioral outcomes. She is also interested in the adjustment and well-being of gender and sexual minority youth, including the effects of familial and peer rejection and acceptance.
Student Administrative Assistant
Shreya Harshavardhana
Shreya is a Student Administrative Assistant. She is completing her undergraduate studies in Applied and Resource Economics at UConn concentrating in Business Management and Marketing, and minoring in Psychology.
Nancy Executive Assistant
Nancy Rohner

Diversity Statement: The Rohner Center celebrates ethno-racial and cultural diversity both in its employment policy and in its program of multicultural research and application. In the last two academic years (2020-2022), for example, the Center has employed students who are African American, Egyptian, European American, Hispanic, Indian, and Pakistani. The Senior Scientist in the Rohner Center is Bangladeshi-American.