Dr. Detris Adelabu

Dr. Detris Adelabu
Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Detris Adelabu has assumed several leadership roles in the Psychology and Human Development Department, our largest department in the College. Through her commitment to provide access and opportunity to a quality education for underrepresented students, she has partnered with graduate programs across the country to create a deliberate pathway to undergraduate research and to graduate study. As chair of the Psychology and Human Development Department, Dr. Adelabu led efforts to improve faculty development and student success. Under her leadership, Psychology and Human Development created the Counseling Psychology major, which is now the fastest growing major at the College. Dr. Adelabu has made numerous national presentations to educators on topics related to African American student achievement, school climate, and ethnic identity. Her most recent publications appear in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship and the African American Learner. Dr. Adelabu received tenure in 2007.

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