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Dr. Mary Inman
Professor of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Advanced Research Laboratory
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Strengths and Struggles
  • Research Methods


  • B.A. in Psychology from Iowa State University, 1987
  • M.A. in Social Psychology from University of Iowa, 1989
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of Iowa, 1992

Research and Other Professional Interests

Brief Biography

Mary Inman continues to engage students in her research on predictors of body image and buffers to body-image threats. Her second line of research examines how people determine whether an event reflects discrimination. She has created manipulations to determine whether people can enlarge their definition of racism. She has mentored students who are now attending graduate school or who are finding their calling in helping others. Mary mentors students inside and outside of Hope College, plays in a handbell choir, and is a naturalist.

Contact Information

Dr. Mary Inman
Hope College Psychology Department
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

phone: 616-395-7148
fax: 616-395-7163