Program Faculty

Emilia Chico, PhD

 

Aisha Griffith, PhD

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Aisha Griffith, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on the development and function of supportive relationships between adolescents and non-parental adults within informal and formal learning contexts. She is particularly interested in the critical role of trust within youth-adult relationships and how these relationships support positive adolescent development. More broadly, she is committed to connecting research and practice on out-of-school time programming.

Education

BA, History, Northwestern University
MA, Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD, Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Youth Development Courses

  • EPSY 414:  Developing Programs for Youth in Urban Contexts
  • EPSY 446:  Characteristics of Early Adolescence

Marisha Humphries, PhD

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Marisha L. Humphries, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Humphries’ research seeks to develop an integrated approach to studying African American children’s normative and prosocial development, and utilizing this basic research to create culturally and developmentally appropriate school-based behavior promotion programs. Her work examines African American children’s emotional and social competence, and the ways in which educational settings can support children’s development in this area. Due to her interest and experience in applied research, Dr. Humphries’ work considers the contextual and cultural factors associated with children, families, and schools.

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
BS, Psychology, Howard University

Youth Development Courses

  • EPSY 420: Social Development of Urban Children

Dalal Katsiaficas, PhD

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Dalal Katsiaficas, PhD is an assistant professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her current research focuses on exploring the social development of immigrant-origin youth in a variety of educational settings, with regards to the development of multiple identities and social and academic engagement.

Education

PhD (Human Development and Psychology): University of California, Los Angeles
BS (Applied Psychology): New York University

Youth Development Courses

  • ED 445: Adolescence and Schools

Bernadette Sanchez, PhD