Howard C. Stevenson Appointed as Constance E. Clayton Professor in Urban Education

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September 3, 2014 – Howard C. Stevenson has been named the Constance E. Clayton Professor in Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). This professorship was awarded by Dean Andy Porter in honor of Dr. Constance Clayton, a Penn GSE graduate and former Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia.

“I am delighted to name Dr. Howard Stevenson as the recipient of the Constance E. Clayton Professorship,” said Penn GSE Dean Andy Porter. “Howard’s innovative scholarship echoes Dr. Clayton’s commitment to urban education and supporting students through community engagement.”

Dr. Howard Stevenson has studied racial literacy and socialization for the last two decades and is a leading expert on African-American psychology. His research identifies cultural strengths that exist within families and integrates those strengths into coping interventions to improve the emotional well-being of children, adolescents, and families.

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