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Diversity Data and Research

Graduate Diversity Statistics

Graduate Program Statistics 

UC Davis faculty and staff can review program-specific demographic, admissions, enrollment, and graduation data using the UC Davis Graduate Studies stats tool. For additional information on statistics or to request a custom data report, please contact John King, Executive Director of Analysis and Policy. 


A wealth of scholarship exists on mentoring and diversity in higher education that can be valuable resources for students, staff, and faculty. Included are significant examples of scholarship that can assist community members to develop their diversity knowledge and skills set. For additional scholarship, please contact our Graduate Diversity Officers.

Selected Literature

  • Faculty Mentoring

  • Johnson, W. Brad (2007). The intentional mentor: Strategies and guidelines for the practice of mentoring. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33, 88-96.

  • Graduate Students as Mentees

  • Huwe, J. M. & Johnson, W. B. (2003). On being an excellent protégé: What graduate students need to know. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 17, 41-57.

    Johnson, W. B., and Huwe, J. M. (2003). Getting Mentored in Graduate School. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Diversity in Higher Education

  • Golde, C. M. and Walker, G. E. Eds. (2006). Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Education: Preparing Stewards of the Discipline, Carnegie Essays on the Doctorate. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

    Nivet, Marc. 2011. Diversity 3.0: A Necessary Systems Upgrade. Academic Medicine, 86, 1487-1489.

    Page, Scott. 2008. The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies.

    Posselt, J. R. (2014).  Toward Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education: Construction Merit and Diversity in PhD Admissions. American Journal of Education, 120 (4), 481-514.

    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. (May, 2005). Diversity & The Ph.D.: A Review of Efforts to Broaden Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Doctoral Education.

  • Stereotype Threat

  • Cohen, G. L., & Steele, C. M. (2002). A barrier of mistrust: How negative stereotypes affect cross-race mentoring. In J. Aronson (Ed.), Improving academic achievement: Impact of psychological factors on education. Academic Press: Boston.

    Steele, C. (2010). Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. W. W. Norton & Co: New York.

  • Microaggressions

  • Sue, D. W. et al. (2009). Racial Microaggressions and difficult dialogs on race in the classroom. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(2), 183-190.

    Sue, D. W., Bucceri, J. Lin, A. I., Nadal, K. L., & Torino, G. C. (2007). Racial Microaggressions and the Asian American Experience. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13(1), 72-81.

    Woodford, M. R., Howell, M. L., Kulick, A & Silverschanz, P. (2013). “That’s so Gay”: Heterosexual Male Undergraduates and the Perpetuation of Sexual Orientation Microagressions on Campus. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(2), 416-435.

  • Unconscious Bias

  • Moule, J. (Jan 2009). Understanding Unconscious Bias and Unintentional Racism. The Phi Delta Kappan, 90(5), 320-326.

Additional Resources

Our team of Graduate Studies diversity professionals maintain a list of diversity resources for prospective graduate students, current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff. Contact one of our Graduate Diversity Officers for additional support.