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Kenneth Maton, Ph.D.

Professor

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Contact Information:

Email:       maton@umbc.edu

Office:       Math/Psychology 333

Phone:      410.455.2209

Fax:           410.455.1055

Lab:          Sondheim 403

Phone:      410.455.3110

Education:

Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985

Area of Study:

Community-Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

1) Minority student achievement (ongoing evaluation and implementation assessment of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program); 2 Psychology and social policy (national interview study of psychologists seeking to influence social policy);3) Baltimore City Youth Relations with School Police(focus group study to obtain “youth voice” on police-student relations on schools).

Courses Taught:

Making a Difference (PSYC 437)

Applied Psychology and Public Policy (PSYC 736)

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

No: Not accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2018

1) Minority student achievement (ongoing evaluation and implementation assessment of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program); 2) Psychology and social policy (national interview study of psychologists seeking to influence social policy); 3) Baltimore City Youth Relations with School Police(focus group study to obtain “youth voice” on police-student relations on schools).

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES  Undergraduate opportunities available

1) Minority student achievement (ongoing evaluation and implementation assessment of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program); 2) Psychology and social policy (national interview study of psychologists seeking to influence social policy); 3) Baltimore City Youth Relations with School Police(focus group study to obtain “youth voice” on police-student relations on schools).

 

 

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Human Services Psychology (HSP) program

Clinical and Community Psychology Subprograms

Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:

Co-Chair, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee

 

Selected Publications:

Maton, K.I. (2008). Empowering community settings: Agents of individual development, community betterment, and positive social change. American Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 4-21.

Maton, K.I., Wimms, H.E., Grant, S.K., Wittig, M.A., Rogers, M.R., & Vasquez, M.J.T. (2011).  Experiences and perspectives of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and European American psychology graduate students: A national study. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 68-78.

Maton, K.I. Pollard, S.A., Weise, T.V.M., & Hrabowski, F.A. III.  (2012). The Meyerhoff Scholars Program:  A strengths-based, institution-wide approach to increasing diversity in STEM. Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine, 79, 610-623.

Maton, K.I. (2017).  Influencing social policy: Applied psychology serving the public interest. New York,NY:Oxford University Press.

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