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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:

Dr. Maton focuses on the minority student achievement (ongoing evaluation and implementation assessment of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program). He also studies the psychology and social policy (national interview study of psychologists seeking to influence social policy) and Baltimore City Youth Relations with School Police (focusing on 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 2020

(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), and (3) Baltimore City Youth Relations with School Police (group study to obtain “youth voice” on police-student relations on schools).

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES:  Undergraduate opportunities available

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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