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Charity Brown Griffin

Charity Brown Griffin is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. After completing her graduate training, Charity served children and families at elementary, middle and high schools through her practice for Guilford County Schools as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Charity is also Licensed as a Psychologist by the North Carolina Psychology Board. Her research program examines cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on African American adolescents. More specifically, her research seeks to integrate principles from multiple disciplines (school psychology; developmental psychology; education) to elucidate African Americans youths’ experiences with race-related processes and the consequences of these experiences for educational, psychological, and health outcomes. Her work spans multiple areas and includes racial identity, racial socialization, racial discrimination, school racial climate, school engagement and gender-related processes. Charity is also committed to the translation of her research into practice, including the development of culturally specific intervention and prevention programming.