Professor of Psychology; Stephanie J. Rowley Professor of Education
Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D., is Stephanie J. Rowley Collegiate Professor of Education and Professor of Psychology. The overarching goal of her work is to illuminate promising practices that disrupt racism and xenophobia and help set diverse young people on trajectories of positive contribution to their schools and communities. Together with the Contexts of Academic + Socioemotional Adjustment (CASA) Lab (casalab.org), she examines how school, peer, family, and community settings can support adolescents in navigating issues related to race and ethnicity, and how these experiences inform young people’s academic, socioemotional, and civic development. In addition to her academic publications, she has lent her expertise more broadly by collaborating with school leaders and district policymakers to develop translational activities for educators; in writings and webinars for parents and educators; and by consulting on race and ethnicity issues in youth for non-profit organizations, SEL program developers, and industry.
- Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Field(s) of Study
- Educational Psychology
- Developmental Psychology