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Daren Graves

Daren Graves
Associate Professor of Education


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience Track)
Yale University

Master of Education, Human Development and Psychology
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Doctorate of Education, Human Development and Psychology
Harvard Graduate School of Education


MCC 101 & 102 - Academic Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap?

GEDUC 493-20 & 494-20 - Multicultural Education: Affirming Diverse Identities and Challenging Opression in Education

DEDU 653 - Qualitative Research Methodology

GEDUC 445 - Educational Psychology

Research Interests

I'm currently the Director of the Urban Master's Program at Simmons College. 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.


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

Graves, D., Gravers, S. B., (3008). "Multicultural Issues in the Lives of Developing Children", The SAGE Handbook of Child Developement, Multiculturalism, and Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 83-100.

Graves, D. (2007). "Research Methods, Qualitative", Entry in Encyclopedia or 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