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Blair Cox

PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention Student


Program: PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention

Year entered Program: 2020

Research Interests: Perceived racism in education, structural racism in education, interventions/programmings to reduce disparities in education, middle and high school students

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Erin Godfrey

Research Description/Bio: 

I am interested in exploring how community support serves as a social resource that can mitigate the detrimental effects of contextual factors on well-being within education for students of color. I aim to examine the effects of prejudice manifested within communities on students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being, and as a result their educational outcomes including performance, attrition, and career aspirations. Moreover, by pulling from broad frameworks that model the complexity of student experiences, I hope to develop a comprehensive understanding of sources of disparity in education between White students and students of color with the aim to translate that knowledge into evidence-based interventions to minimize this gap.

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