Sources of Social Support in Adolescence
Nancy L. Deutsch is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at
the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. She is affiliated with the Research,
Statistics & Evaluation and Applied Developmental Science programs. Her research examines
the socio-ecological contexts of development, particularly on issues of adolescence, identity,
gender, race, and class. Nancy has focused on the role of after-school programs in the lives
of youth deemed “at-risk.” She received her BA from Vassar College in 1993 and completed
her Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University in 2004.
Nancy’s recent book, Pride in the Projects: Teens building identities in urban contexts,
a four year study of teens at an inner-city youth organization, was published by NYU Press
in July, 2008. Nancy is collaborating on a second book about adult-youth relationships and
organizational practices at urban youth organizations to be published by Cambridge University
Press. She is currently conducting research on the Young Women Leaders’ Program, a
combined one-on-one and group mentoring program for middle school girls.
Peer Influences and the Paradox of Adolescent Socialization: Current Work and Future Directions SLIDES
Joseph Allen received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Clinical/Community Psychology in 1986, followed by a three year post-doc at Harvard Medical School. He moved to the University of Virginia in 1989, where he currently serves as Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Allen has broad interests in adolescent social development. Most recently, he has been examining an approach to enhancing the quality of the secondary school classroom as a setting for youth development that coaches teachers in applying principles of adolescent social development to their interactions with students. Allen has been a recipient of the Spencer Foundation Fellowship, served as a William T. Grant Faculty Scholar, and chaired the NIMH Study Section on Child and Adolescent Risk and Prevention Research. He is the co-author of Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old.
Supporting Food/Exercise Monitoring for Patients at the U.Va. Children's Fitness Clinic
Dr. Guerlain is Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering. She has published over 40 technical publications on various aspects of cognitive systems engineering, focusing on decision support systems, data visualization, and computer-based training. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Guerlain was Principal Research Scientist at Honeywell Technology Center, working primarily on process control applications. She is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She and her students have won 5 conference "best paper" awards and one journal "best paper" award.
Dewey Cornell and Peter Lovegrove:
Virginia Statewide School Safety Audit Data: Findings from 2009-2010 and a Look Ahead
Dr. Cornell, leader of the Youth-Nex "Avoiding Risk" program area, is a forensic clinical psychologist and Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education. He is Director of the U.Va. Youth Violence Project and a faculty associate of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. Dr. Cornell holds the Bunker Chair in Education. Dr. Cornell has worked with juvenile and adult violent offenders, testified in criminal proceedings and legislative hearings, and consulted on violence prevention efforts. He has authored more than 100 publications in psychology and education, including studies of juvenile homicide, school safety, bullying, and psychological assessment of psychopathy and violence. Two recent books are School Violence: Fears Versus Facts and Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence. His current projects include studies of bullying, school climate, and school safety.
Dr. Lovegrove is a postdoctoral fellow at Youth-Nex working on multi-level modeling of risk and protective factors and prevention impact. Previously, he was a research assistant at the Problem Behavior Program and the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado - Boulder.