This fall the Clinical and School Psychology program also welcomes Duane E. Thomas to the faculty.
Since 2005 Thomas has been on the faculty of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. At Penn, Thomas developed specialization in three key areas: youth violence prevention research, partnership-based methodologies, and the identification of risk and protective factors for urban African-American children and youth. His interest in these areas was engendered, in part, through his doctoral training at Penn State University, where he worked as a research assistant for the Children, Youth and Families Consortium and the
Fast Track Program, a multi-site prevention program for the prevention of conduct disorders.
Thomas also did postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins Center for Early Intervention and Prevention and the Hopkins-Morgan Center for Health Disparities Solutions.