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Daren Graves

Daren Graves

Associate Professor of Education

Daren Graves
  1. 617-521-2519
  2. Main College Building, W-304B

As a teacher educator, I am committed to preparing teachers who see urban youth as assets in the teaching and learning process. My research interest involves the interplay of school culture and racial identity on the academic performance of Black adolescents. My research has brought me to and given me an understanding of the issues that Boston-area youth face inside and outside of their school environments. I previously served as Assistant Director at Simmons College Upward Bound in Boston, where I helped coordinate the academic and college preparation components of this federally funded after-school and summer program.


Ed.D. Human Development and Psychology
Harvard Graduate School of Education

M.Ed., Human Development and Psychology
Harvard Graduate School of Education

B.A., Psychology
Yale University


Graves, D., McGowan, M., Sweet, D. A., (forthcoming Sept. 2009). "Making a Home - Critical Pedagogy in a Library Internship Program for High School Students", Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Method. Library Juice Press

Graves, D., Graves, S. B., (2008). "Multicultural Issues in the Lives of Developing Children", The SAGE Handbook of Child Development, Multiculturalism, and Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 83-100.

Graves, D. (2007). "Research Methods, Qualitative", Entry in Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage



  • American Education Research Association
  • Black Caucus - Society of Research in Child Development
  • Yale Black Alumni Network