Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis

Dr. Hernandez Jarvis is the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity at University of Puget Sound.

Dr. Hernandez Jarvis was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Nayarit, Mexico. She is a proud bicultural, bilingual Mexican American and is currently the Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity at the University of Puget Sound. Prior to joining Puget Sound she served for four years as the Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Whitworth University.

Dr. Hernandez is a cognitive psychologist with an extensive publication record in the fields of psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and the effects of acculturation on psychological well-being. She received her BA in Psychology from The University of Akron, and her masters and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Kent State University. Dr. Hernandez Jarvis was a faculty member in the psychology department at Hope College in Michigan for 24 years. While at Hope College she served as chair of the department of psychology and as the director of General education, as well as a leader in the faculty development program. She has facilitated workshops on Intergroup Dialogue and Diversity Education at institutions of Higher Education across the nation, and has served on the faculty development committee of the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She has also served on several organizations such as Latin Americans United for Progress and as a member of the Human Rights Commission in Spokane.

WA-SEN 2023 Summit Closing Speaker

Dr. Jarvis will be presenting on “The ‘B’ in DEI+B.”