Colloquium Series

The Center sponsors an in-house colloquium series for researchers from different Stanford departments and schools to discuss a topical issue related to adolescence. Here is a summary of the Center's colloquia by academic year, beginning with the most recent speaker. There were no colloquia in 2006-07.

Date Speakersort icon
01/12/2011 Aaron L. Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Hakubi Scholar
Kyoto University, Japan
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Center on Adolescence

Topic: Navigating the ‘Green Years’: Exploring the Cultural ‘Uniqueness’ of Adolescence in Japan
04/06/2005 Amado Padilla, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Stanford University

Topic: Why the Need to be Ethnic?: Reflections on Social Identity
05/11/2011 Amy Binder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
University of California, San Diego

Topic: Creating Conservatism: How Campuses and National Organizations Shape Students’ Political Discourses and Styles
02/09/2005 Andreas Schroeer, Ph.D.

Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University

Topic: Development of Political Identity in Adolescence
06/02/2004 Anne Colby, Tom Ehrlich, and Liz Beaumont

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
[link is to Erlich only. Colby no longer @ Carnegie, but has a CoA people page. would like to link to her bio.]

Topic: Political engagement project
04/28/2014 AnnMarie Baines

Professor, San Francisco State University
Visiting Scholar, Center on Adolescence

Topic: (Un)Learning Disability: Recognizing and Changing Restrictive Views of Student Ability
05/04/2005 Beth Cauffman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Irvine

Topic: Assessing Juvenile Psychopathy
11/29/2007 Brigid Barron, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Stanford University

Topic: The Development of Technological Fluency in Highly Skilled Adolescents
01/19/2005 Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic: Self Theories and Paths through Adolescence
01/14/2004 Catherine R. Cooper, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Topic: Bridging Multiple Worlds: Culture, Youth Identity, and Pathways to College
05/28/2003 Charles Bidwell, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of Chicago

Topic: Educational Project in Bosnia
11/30/2005 Cheryl Gore-Felton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

Topic: Community Based Interventions to Prevent HIV among Adolescents
12/03/2003 Chris Hayward, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

Topic: Methodological Issues in the Study of Puberty and Psychopathology
11/17/2004 Claude M. Steele, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic: Contingencies of Social Identity and Their Roll in Intellectual Performance
11/20/2008 Daniel McFarland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology and Business
Stanford University

Topic: The Mechanisms of Adolescent Social Network Formation
02/23/2005 David Harrington, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Topic: The Creative Process
11/13/2008 David Whitman

Freelance journalist, former senior writer at U.S. News & World Report
Author of: Sweating the Small Stuff: Inner-City Schools and the New Paternalism
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Topic: How to Close the Achievement Gap: From Schools of Rock to Schools of Character
05/12/2004 Don Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Communication
Stanford University

Topic: Teen Television
05/03/2004 Doug McAdam, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Stanford University

Topic: The Civic Impact of Participation in 'Teach for America'
04/15/2014 Elina Kuusisto, Inkeri Rissanen & Sonja Laine

University of Helsinki, Finland

Topic: Research presentation linking "purpose" to studies on teachers' moral competence, gifted students and ethical sensitivity
05/19/2011 Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep, Ph.D.

Senior Producer & Research Director, Youth Radio, Oakland CA

Topic: Web Two Dot Whoa: Youth Adventures in the Digital Afterlife
02/27/2003 Elliot Turiel, Ph.D.

Professorof Education
University of California, Berkeley

Topic: Flexibilities of Mind: Moral Resistance and Subversion
03/12/2003 Fe Moncloa

4-H Youth Development Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension, Santa Clara

Topic: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Among Latinas
03/01/2006 Frank Zimring

William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar
University of California, Berkeley

Topic: The Character and Future Prospects of Juvenile Sex Offenders
02/09/2011 Geoffrey Saxe, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley

Topic: The Social Origins of Numerical Representations and Ideas: A Framework for Inquiry
04/12/2009 Gregory M. Walton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic: Social Belonging and School Achievement: A Social-Psychological Intervention
02/06/2008 Jacqueline V. Lerner, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Boston College

Topic: Positive Youth Development: "Results from a National Study
02/16/2012 James A. Banks

Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies
University of Washington, Seattle

Topic: Diversity and Citizenship Education in Multicultural Nations
05/19/2010 Joseph Kahne, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Education
Research Director, Civic Engagement Research Group
Mills College

Topic: Discussion-Based and Experiential High School Curricula: Their Differential Impact on Civic and Political Outcomes
03/03/2010 Kofi Marfo, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Psychology and
Director Center for Research on Children's Development & Learning, University of South Florida
2010 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)

Topic: Domesticating Child Development Inquiry in the Majority World: Pathway to a Global Science?
01/25/2006 Linda Darling Hammond, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Stanford University

Topic: Schools that Support Adolescent Students
11/16/2009 Linda M. Wagener, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary

Topic: Once There Was War," a documentary about how young adults from Bosnia, Iraq and Kyrgyzstan have tried to find meaning and purpose after the wars that devastated their countries
04/24/2006 Lisa Henriksen, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Prevention Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine

Topic: The Impact of Retail Marketing on Adolescent Tobacco Use
12/03/2009 Malene Gram, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head of Cross-Cultural Studies
Allborg University, Denmark

Topic: Family Food Purchasing Decisions: Roles of Parents and Children
10/29/2009 Margarita Azmitia, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Topic: Finding Your Niche: How First Generation Early and Late Adolescents Transition to Middle School and to and from College
04/21/2010 Margie Lachman, Ph.D.

Minnie and Harold L. Fierman Professor of Psychology
Director, Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab & Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging
Brandeis University
2010 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)

Topic: Long-Term Effects of Education on Health
11/15/2007 Maria Ojala, Ph.D.

Researcher
Orebro University, Sweden

Topic: Hope and Worry: Young People's Values, Emotions, and Behavior Regarding Global Environmental Problems
04/15/2003 Marilyn Winkleby, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Topic: Encouraging Low-Income High School Students to Pursue Advanced Studies in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences to Prepare them for Medical and Other Professional careers
11/10/2011 Mario Yedidia

Director of the San Francisco Youth Commission, and Leah LaCroix, a youth commissioner

Topic: The Youth Commission: History, charter, goals, projects, accomplishments
03/15/2015 Mark Atkinson

Academy Performance Manager, Bath Rugby

Topic: Presentation: How "grit" and character development are relevant to recruitment, development and retention in the sport of rugby at the elite performance level
01/29/2009 Mark R. Lepper, Ph.D.

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic: Advances in the Study of Intrinsic Motivation
02/13/2013 Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Assistant Professor, Rossier School of Education
Assistant Professor, Brain and Creativity Institute
University of Southern California

Topic: Neuropsychology of Social and Moral Development
11/06/2008 Michael F. Steger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology & Applied Social Psychology
Director, Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life
Colorado State University

Topic: Meaning in Life in Late Adolescence: The Latest Theory and Findings from the Meaning in Life Questionnaire
03/16/2005 Michael Kirst, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus of Education
Stanford University

Topic: The Bridge Project
04/15/2015 Michael McDevitt

Professor, College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder

Topic: Research presentation: Exploring the roles of media, schools, and families in the cultivation of ideological identity among adolescents in red and blue states
11/02/2005 Michael S. Wald, LL.B.

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Emeritus
Stanford University

Topic: Parental Sexual Orientation and Children's Development
11/12/2003 Michael S. Wald, LL.B.

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Emeritus
Stanford University

Topic: Disconnected Youth
11/19/2015 Parissa J. Ballard

Research Scientist, University of California, Berkeley

Topic: Youth Civic Engagement: Predictors, Processes, and Links to Healthy Adolescent Development
05/25/2005 Patricia Greenfield, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Topic: Media and Adolescence
11/11/2004 Peggy Dolcini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
Public Health
Oregon State University

Topic: Putting the Social Context Back into Sexual Health
02/12/2003 Peggy Giordano, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, Center for Family and Demographic Research
Bowling Green State University

Topic: The Meaning(s) of Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Complications of Race/Ethnicity and Gender
04/23/2009 Per Gjerde, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Topic: Developmental Implications of Openness to Experience in Preschool Children: Gender Differences in Young Adulthood
05/15/2008 Prudence L. Carter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology
Stanford University

Topic: Race and Cultural Flexibility among Students in Different Multiracial Schools
01/24/2008 Rob Crosnoe, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Research Affiliate, Population Research Center
University of Texas, Austin

Topic: Education, Relationships and Inequality
02/08/2006 Rob Reich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethics in Society
and by courtesy, of Education and of Philosphy
Stanford University

Topic: Equality and Adequacy in School Finance
05/14/2009 Robert Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Davis

Topic: Spiritual Transformation and the Development of Character Strengths and Purpose
01/28/2003 Sanford Dornbusch, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Human Biology, and (by courtesy) Education

Topic: Effort and Ability: The Relative Strength of Effort-Engagement Behaviors and Standardized Test Scores as Predictors of High School Grades
02/26/2009 Seana Moran, Ph.D.

No longer with Center on Adolescence, Stanford University [Need a new title for her.]
[Hiep, Seana is another person w/o a website. This node needs info from page in current website.]

Topic: Multiple Intelligences
11/19/2003 Shelley Mallett, Ph.D.

[Doesn't seem to have a link. Her email is/was s.mallett@unimelb.edu.au]
(former) Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Key Centre for Women's Health in Society
University of Melbourne, Australia

Topic: Homeless Youth
02/16/2016 Ulisses F. Araújo

Professor, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Topic: Research Presentation: Improvement and innovation in basic and higher education through the articulation between Project and Problem-Based Learning, educational technologies and citizenship commitment
04/10/2008 Ulisses Ferreira Araüjo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Topic: Moral Self Functioning and Some Educational Perspectives
Valeria A. Arantes

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Topic: Research Presentation: The Role of feelings and emotions in learning, youth purpose, moral development and problem-based learning
Valeria Amorim Arantes

Associate Professor, School of Education, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Topic: Research presentation: Interactions between values, feelings and youth purpose (also) The relationship between purpose and the elderly
12/03/2002 William Damon, Ph.D., Jennifer Menon, Ph.D., Kendall Bronk, Ph.D.