Sondheim Hall 403
Accepting new students for Fall 2013
Minority student achievement: 1) Ongoing evaluation of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program (multi-component program to enhance the success of minority college students in the sciences); and 2) National web-based study of undergraduate and graduate psychology students.
Positive youth development: New project evaluating My Sisters Circle (mentoring program for inner city girls, mostly African-American).
Empowering community settings: Strengths-based research and policy; Ongoing scholarship and conceptual work (no current research projects).
Community psychology of religion: Preparing a chapter on Religion, Spirituality and Communities for APA's forthcoming Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Psychology.
Maton, K.I., Schellenbach, C., Leadbeater, B., & Solarz, A. L. (Eds.) (2004). Investing in children, youth, families, and communities: Strengths-based research and policy. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Maton, K.I., & Hrabowsi, F.A. III (2004). Increasing the number of African American Ph.D.s in the sciences and engineering: A strengths-based approach. American Psychologist, 59, 629-654.
Maton, K. I. (2005). The social transformation of environments and the promotion of resilience in
children. In R. D. Peters, B. Leadbeater, & R. J. McMahon (Eds.), Resilience in children, families, and
communities: Linking context to intervention and policy (pp. 119-135). NY: Kluwer.
Maton, K. I., Sto. Domingo, M. R., & King, J. (2005). Faith-based organizations. In D. L. DuBois & M. J. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of Youth Mentoring (pp. 255-289). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Maton, K. I., & Sto. Domingo, M. R. (2006). Mobilizing adults for positive youth development: Lessons from religious congregations. In G. Clary & J. Rhodes (Eds.), Mobilizing adults for positive youth development (pp. 159-175). New York: Springer.
Maton, K. I., Kohout, J. L., Wicherski, M., Leary, G., & Vinokurov, A. (2006). Minority students of
color and the psychology graduate pipeline: Discouraging and encouraging trends, 1989-2003. American Psychologist, 61, 117-131.
Maton, K.I. (2008). Empowering community settings: Agents of individual development, community
betterment, and positive social change. American Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 4-21.
Maton, K.I., Hrabowski, F.A., Ozdemir, M. & Wimms, H. (2008). Enhancing representation, retention
and achievement of minority students in higher education: A social transformation theory of change. In M. Shinn, & H. Yoshikawa, H. (Eds.), Toward positive youth development: Transforming schools and community programs (pp. 115-132). New York: Oxford University Press.
Fedi, A., Mannarini, T., & Maton, K.I. (2009). Empowering community settings and community
mobilization. Community Development, 40, 275-291.
Maton, K. I., Sto Domingo, M. R., Stolle-McAllister, K. Zimmerman, J.L., & Hrabowski, F.A. III (2009). Enhancing the number of African Americans who pursue STEM Ph.D.s: Meyerhoff Scholarship Program outcomes, processes, and individual predictors. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 15, 15-37.
Jackie King, Ph.D. Program Evaluation, Rockville, MD
George Leary, Ph.D. Substance Abuse Counseling, College Teaching, Baltimore, MD
Metin Ozdemir, Ph.D. Applied Development Research, Adjunct Faculty, Sweeden
Harriette Wimms, Ph.D. Child Clinical and Prevention Programming, Baltimore, MD
"Investigation of characteristics of mentoring relationships and positive youth outcomes: A multi-method approach"
"Predictors and outcomes of adolescent self-efficacy beliefs: An analysis of individual, peer, family, and neighborhood level variables"
"The relationships between gender, academic support, and academic outcomes in high achieving African American Students"
"An exploratory study of the experiences and perspectives of African-American, Latina/o,
Asian-American and European-American psychology graduate students: 'Is one of these still not like others?