Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Human Development
Office: 43 Hawes Street 009B, Brookline Campus
B.S. (Southern University-Baton Rouge) 1989
M.S. 1992, Purdue University
Ed.M. 1993, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ed.D. 1997, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Detris Honora Adelabu is Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences and an associate professor in the Department of Human Development. She teaches Human Growth and Development, Adolescent Development, and Research Methods.
Adelabu studies factors influencing school achievement among low-income rural and urban African American adolescents. Her work has been published in such journals as Adolescence, Urban Education and the Journal of School Violence.
In addition, Adelabu has made dozens of national presentations to educators on topics related to African American student achievement, school climate, ethnic identity and school violence.
She has received several awards and grants for her work, including two early career research awards. Adelabu serves on the board of two social justice organizations and as a reviewer for a major education journal.