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Charity Brown Griffin

Position: Assistant Professor Department: Psychological Sciences

Contact Info

Office: 305 Coltrane Hall Phone: 336-750-8832 Fax: 336-750-8650

Biography

Dr. Griffin’s research program examines cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on African American adolescents. More specifically, her research seeks to integrate principles from multiple disciplines (school psychology; developmental psychology; education) to elucidate African Americans youths’ experiences with race-related processes and the consequences of these experiences for educational, psychological and health outcomes. Her work spans multiple areas and include racial identity, racial socialization, racial discrimination, school racial climate, school engagement and gender-related processes. Dr. Griffin is also committed to the translation of her research into practice, including the development of culturally specific intervention and prevention programming. She maintains credentials as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and is Licensed as a Psychologist by the North Carolina Psychology Board.

Educational Background

  • PhD, School Psychology, University of South Carolina
  • MA, School Psychology, University of South Carolina
  • BA (with honors), Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research and Project Interests

  • Race-related experiences among African American youth (e.g, racial identity, racial socialization, racial discrimination, school racial climate)
  • School engagement and academic achievement outcomes among African American youth
  • Psychological well-being among African American youth