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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 Speaker
February 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

November 19, 2015

Parissa J. Ballard

Research Scientist, University of California, Berkeley

Topic:

Youth Civic Engagement: Predictors, Processes, and Links to Healthy Adolescent Development

April 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

March 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

April 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

April 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

February 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

February 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

November 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

May 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

May 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

February 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

January 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

May 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

April 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

March 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?

December 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

November 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

October 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

May 14, 2009

Robert Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Davis

Topic:

Spiritual Transformation and the Development of Character Strengths and Purpose

April 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

April 12, 2009

Gregory M. Walton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic:

Social Belonging and School Achievement: A Social-Psychological Intervention

February 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

January 29, 2009

Mark R. Lepper, Ph.D.

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic:

Advances in the Study of Intrinsic Motivation

November 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

November 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

November 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

May 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

April 10, 2008

Ulisses Ferreira Araüjo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Topic:

Moral Self Functioning and Some Educational Perspectives

February 06, 2008

Jacqueline V. Lerner, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Boston College

Topic:

Positive Youth Development: "Results from a National Study

January 24, 2008

Rob Crosnoe, Ph.D.

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

Topic:

Education, Relationships and Inequality

November 29, 2007

Brigid Barron, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Stanford University

Topic:

The Development of Technological Fluency in Highly Skilled Adolescents

November 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

April 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

March 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

February 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

January 25, 2006

Linda Darling Hammond, Ed.D.

Professor of Education
Stanford University

Topic:

Schools that Support Adolescent Students

November 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

November 02, 2005

Michael S. Wald, LL.B.

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Emeritus
Stanford University

Topic:

Parental Sexual Orientation and Children's Development

May 25, 2005

Patricia Greenfield, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Topic:

Media and Adolescence

May 04, 2005

Beth Cauffman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Irvine

Topic:

Assessing Juvenile Psychopathy

April 06, 2005

Amado Padilla, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Stanford University

Topic:

Why the Need to be Ethnic?: Reflections on Social Identity

March 16, 2005

Michael Kirst, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus of Education
Stanford University

Topic:

The Bridge Project

February 23, 2005

David Harrington, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Topic:

The Creative Process

February 09, 2005

Andreas Schroeer, Ph.D.

Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University

Topic:

Development of Political Identity in Adolescence

January 19, 2005

Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic:

Self Theories and Paths through Adolescence

November 17, 2004

Claude M. Steele, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Stanford University

Topic:

Contingencies of Social Identity and Their Roll in Intellectual Performance

November 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

June 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

May 12, 2004

Don Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Communication
Stanford University

Topic:

Teen Television

May 03, 2004

Doug McAdam, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Stanford University

Topic:

The Civic Impact of Participation in 'Teach for America'

January 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

December 03, 2003

Chris Hayward, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

Topic:

Methodological Issues in the Study of Puberty and Psychopathology

November 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

November 12, 2003

Michael S. Wald, LL.B.

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, Emeritus
Stanford University

Topic:

Disconnected Youth

May 28, 2003

Charles Bidwell, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of Chicago

Topic:

Educational Project in Bosnia

April 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

March 12, 2003

Fe Moncloa

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

Topic:

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Among Latinas

February 27, 2003

Elliot Turiel, Ph.D.

Professorof Education
University of California, Berkeley

Topic:

Flexibilities of Mind: Moral Resistance and Subversion

February 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

January 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

December 03, 2002

William Damon, Ph.D., Jennifer Menon, Ph.D., Kendall Bronk, Ph.D.

William Damon: Director, Stanford Center on Adolescence
Kendall Bronk: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
Jennifer Menon: Assistant Professor of Psychological and Social Foundations, University of South Florida

Topic:

Exploring the Nature and Development of Purpose in Youth

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

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