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Olivenne D. Skinner, Ph.D.

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Olivenne D. Skinner, Ph.D.

Psychology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

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During the fellowship year, Dr. Skinner’s paper “The Development and Correlates of Gender Role Orientations in African American Youth” was published in Child Development, one of the top journals in the field of developmental psychology. A second first authored paper was recently revised and resubmitted to the Journal of Black Psychology. Dr. Skinner co-authored two additional papers that are currently under review. During fall of 2016, she organized and presented her work at a symposium for the Society for Research on Child Development Special Topics Meeting on Babies, Boys, and Men of Color. She also submitted a grant to the National Science Foundation. In the spring of 2017, she taught an upper-level undergraduate course entitled “The Developmental Transition to Adulthood.” In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Skinner mentored an undergraduate student who was recently awarded a College of Health and Human Development (HHD) summer research grant to conduct a study using data from the Family Relationships Project. As a participant in the Professional Advancement Initiative through the Big Academic Alliance, Dr. Skinner participated in several workshops on mentoring and grant-writing.  She is extremely grateful to her mentors Dr. Susan McHale and Dr. Dawn Witherspoon for the opportunities provided during the fellowship year.  Dr. Skinner is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at Wayne State University (https://wayne.edu/people/gl7363/).