Applied Human Development

Nkechi Abraham

Nkechi Abraham is a research fellow at the Center for Future Readiness at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. At the Center, she is conducting a thematic analysis of a State Leaders Network forum to create a tool kit to support economic and social mobility among youth. Through her research experience and […]

Detris Adelabu

Dr. Detris Honora Adelabu is a clinical professor in the Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development Department at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In her research, Dr. Adelabu examines factors that support school achievement for rural and urban African American adolescents. Dr. Adelabu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on research, transformational […]

Janine Bempechat

Dr. Janine Bempechat is a clinical professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is a developmental psychologist with a deep interest in the socialization of achievement. She studies family, cultural, and school influences in the development of student motivation and academic achievement in low-income children and youth, both nationally and cross-nationally. […]

Carly Block

Dr. Carly Block is a lecturer in sport and performance psychology at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She teaches and supervises graduate students in the Sport Psychology program. She also directs the BU Sport Psychology team. Dr. Block’s research focus aligns with her theory-to-practice approach in which she is working toward […]

Bobby Hiep Bui

Dr. Bobby Hiep Bui is a senior lecturer at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, where he is the practicum/internship coordinator and director of the EdM in Counseling program. His interests include creating greater access to high-quality and affordable psychotherapy for people adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality, improving higher education […]

Dina C. Castro

Dr. Dina C. Castro is director of the Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being and the inaugural Bahamdan Professor in Early Childhood Well-Being at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her scholarship focuses on equity and quality in the early care and education of bilingual children in immigrant, migrant, and indigenous communities. It […]

Allison Chodes

Allie Chodes is the lab manager for the Social Learning Laboratory at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In this role, she oversees lab research projects, recruitment, budget, grants, and events, ensuring that the lab’s operations and studies run smoothly. A recent graduate of Boston University, Ms. Chodes focuses her research on […]

Kathleen Corriveau

Dr. Kathleen Corriveau is the associate dean for faculty affairs and a professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She also directs the  Social Learning Laboratory at BU Wheelock. Her research focuses on social-cognitive development of trust in early childhood, bridging ideas from developmental and social psychology and applying them to educational […]

Maria Teresa Coutinho

Dr. Maria Teresa Coutinho is a clinical associate professor in the Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development Department at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Coutinho’s research focuses on the impact of cultural, social, and healthcare system factors on healthcare utilization for urban children of color and their families. Dr. Coutinho serves […]

Tina Durand

Dr. Tina Durand is a clinical associate professor of applied human development at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is a developmental psychologist with a background in community-based programming for families, and a former K–12 public school teacher. Her research and teaching address critically conscious teacher pedagogy, school contextual factors that […]