Dr. Trickett received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Ohio State University, was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, and held faculty positions at Yale University, and the University of Maryland. Prior to coming to UM, Dr. Trickett was Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Community and Prevention Research Division in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Throughout his career, his research has focused on the development of an ecological perspective within his field of community psychology for conducting community research and intervention. His writings have emphasized the role of culture, social context, and collaboration in conducting respectful community-based research and intervention. He has written extensively about community interventions designed to affect community development. In addition, during the past 20 years he has focused on the role of public schools in the acculturation and adaptation of immigrant and refugee adolescents and families. He has published over 140 scholarly papers, book chapters and books; has served as President of Division 27 of the American Psychological Association; received its award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology and the Seymour Sarason award; and has served as Editor of that field’s primary journal, the American Journal of Community Psychology.
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