belinda tucker

Belinda Tucker

Special Liaison for Faculty Development


Belinda Tucker (she/her) is Professor Emerita of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and the Special Liaison for Faculty Development at UCLA. She trained as a social psychologist and survey researcher at the University of Michigan. Belinda served as Acting Director of the Center for Afro- American Studies, as Associate Dean in the Graduate Division, and as the inaugural Vice Provost of UCLA’s Institute of American Cultures where she oversaw the operations of the ethnic studies research centers. She played a significant leadership role in the development of critical campus-wide initiatives (now studied nationwide) to enhance the climate for diversity. Belinda was the National Director of the Family Research Consortium IV, a collaborative network of scholars focused on family mental health, and its affiliated postdoctoral fellowship training program, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.