Milton A. Fuentes, PsyD


Dr. Fuentes serves as a consultant to institutions of higher education, community-based agencies, and corporate clients, assisting them to center equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their mission and strategic planning efforts.  Dr. Fuentes is currently a professor in the psychology department at Montclair State University as well as a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York.


  • National Leader, including the American Psychological Association’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Collaborative
  • Predoctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, where he received extensive training in program planning and evaluation
  • Post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Columbia University
  • 2012 President of the National Latinx Psychological Association
  • Author of numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles, focusing on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers


Fuentes, M. A., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., Tineo, P., Gonzalez, K., & Butt, M. (2021). Skin color matters in the Latinx community: A call for action in research, training, and practice. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences43(1–2), 32–58.

Tineo, P., Lowe, S. R., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., & Fuentes, M. A. (2021). Impact of perceived discrimination on depression and anxiety among Muslim college students: The role of acculturative stress, religious support, and Muslim identity. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 91(4), 454–463.

Fuentes, M. A., Zelaya, D. G., & Madsen, J. W. (2021). Rethinking the course syllabus: Considerations for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Teaching of Psychology, 48(1), 69-79.

Fuentes, M. A.,Semelford, J., Marcillo, M., Pruitt, P., Rago-Craft, Z., Quick, T. & Stephens, V. (2020).  A resource guidebook for promoting safe and inclusive campuses.  NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

Fuentes, M. A., Singer, R., & DeBoard-Lucas, R.  (2022).  Preventing child maltreatment: Multicultural considerations in the United States.  Rutgers University Press.

Calzada, E., Faulkner, M., LaBrenz, C., & Fuentes, M. A. (2022).  Preventing child Maltreatment in the US:  The Latinx community perspective.  Rutgers University Press. 

Philips, M., Moore, S, & Fuentes, M. A.  (2022).  Preventing child Maltreatment in the US:  The Black community perspective.  Rutgers University Press.

Ross, R, Greene, J., & Fuentes, M.A. (2022).  Preventing child Maltreatment in the US:  The American Indian and Alaska Native perspectives.  Rutgers University Press. 

Fuentes, M., Zelaya, D.G., Butt, M., & Delgado-Romero, E. (in press). Open science: Friend, foe, or both to an antiracist psychology. Psychological Review.