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Valerie Futch

Research Associate
Curry School of Education
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Department
Youth-Nex
Mentor/Advisor
Nancy Deutsch
Degrees

PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (Psychology)

I am a social-developmental psychologist interested in adolescent and young adult identity development as it occurs in relationship to important adults and out-of-school contexts. I am particularly interested in the role of after-school programs and how they create developmental contexts that nurture long-term development toward engaged citizenship. I primarily use qualitative, mixed-methods, and action-based research approaches to answer these questions.