Saundra Murray Nettles is a feminist writer and scholar of environmental psychology and human development. She is the author of Crazy Visitation, a memoir of life with and without a brain tumor. She has published numerous academic articles and book chapters, and her poetry appears in Double Stitch: Black Women Write about Mothers & Daughters and I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love.
She received a B.A. degree in philosophy and Ph.D. in psychology from Howard University, a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, a Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellowship, and a NIMH traineeship. Dr. Nettles is co-founder of the Section on Black Women, Society for the Psychology of Women and 2009 President of the American Psychological Association Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology.
Dr. Murray Nettles conducted research at the American Institutes for Research and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools and taught at several institutions, including the University of Maryland and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her biography appears on the website, "Psychology's Feminist Voices."
She is a 2020 recepient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award "for excellence in education and inspirational leadership."