Steven Stone-Sabali

Steven Stone-Sabali
Research Scholar in Residence


Dr. Stone-Sabali is an Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He completed his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology at The University of Texas. Dr. Stone-Sabali is currently a Research Scholar in Residence with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. In this capacity, he assists with developing the empirically backed training programs, as it relates to the study of race and ethnicity. Throughout his career , Dr. Stone-Sabali has developed and delivered numerous trainings about mental wellness, stress management, and racial allyship. Dr. Stone-Sabali’s professional experiences also included providing low-cost therapy for underserved and under-resourced community members. Much of his work with the community is guided by his research background, in which he studies the psychological experiences of African Americans and other individuals of color, their mental health, cross-racial relationships, and racial allies and antiracist individuals. In addition, his dissertation on the characteristics of white anti-racist individuals was nominated for the University of Texas Graduate School’s Outstanding Dissertation Award and won the endowed Benjamin and Dorothy Fruchter Centennial Award for Excellence in Educational Psychology Research at the Doctoral Level. He is also an Consulting Editor for the Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal and an editorial board member for the Journal of Black Psychology.





Active Grants:

Co-PIs: Fletcher, E., Stone-Sabali, S., Graves, S. (2020-2022). Facilitating Pathways to Success for High-Achieving Pre-Collegiate African American Males in STEM: Pilot Project. OSU College of Education and Human Ecology’s BIG Idea Grant.


Selected Publications:

  1. Krueger, N., Garba, R., Stone-Sabali, S., Bailey, M., Hurst, A., & Cokley, K. (accepted). Race-related stress, racial identity, and social justice as predictors of African American activism: A replication and extension. The Journal of Black Psychology.

  2. Zhao, C. Z. & Stone-Sabali, S. (in press). Cultural discussions, supervisor self-disclosure, and multicultural orientation: Implications for supervising international trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.Advanced online publication. 

  3. Mulki, S., & Stone-Sabali, S. (in press). How to hire for diversity and inclusion in mind. Journal of American Water Works Association.

  4. Mulki, S., & Stone-Sabali, S. (2020). Using inclusive language in the workplace. Journal of American Water Works Association.

  5. Stone (Stone-Sabali), S. Saucer, C., Bailey, M., Garba, R, Hurst, A., Jackson, S., Krueger, N., Cokley, K. (2018). Learning while Black: A culturally informed model of the impostor phenomenon for Black graduate students. Journal of Black Psychology, 44(6), 491-531.

  6. Cokley, K., Smith, L., Bernard, D., Hurst, A., Jackson, S., Stone-Sabali, S., Awosogba, O., Saucer, C., Bailey, M., & Roberts, D. (2017). Impostor feelings as a moderator and mediator of the relationship between perceived discrimination and mental health among racial/ethnic minority college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(2), 141-154.