Jean Rhodes Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring

Jean Rhodes

Jean Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Rhodes has devoted her career to understanding and advancing the role of intergenerational relationships in the social, educational, and career development of disadvantaged youth. She has published three books (including Stand by Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today’s Youth, Harvard University Press), four edited volumes, and over 100 chapters and peer-reviewed articles on the topics related to positive youth development, the transition to adulthood, and mentoring. Rhodes is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research and Community Action, and was a Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. She serves as Chair of the Research and Policy Council of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, is a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Connected Learning and sits on the advisory boards of the Ad Council and many mentoring and policy organizations.

Related Publications

From Treatment to Empowerment: New Approaches to Youth Mentoring
By Jean E. Rhodes, Sarah E.O. Schwartz
2016 [ PDF ]


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