Associate Professor Youth Advocacy Department
School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy
Office: Pilgrim 003
B.S. (Psychology) 1988, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) 1994, State University of New York at Buffalo
Following graduate study in clinical psychology, Ann E. Tobey completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School's Children and the Law Program. She worked for a number of years as a forensic psychologist with the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Youth Advocacy Project (YAP), where she provided consultation to public defense attorneys and conducted evaluations and trainings relevant to delinquency cases.
She also worked on the forensic team at Children's Charter in Waltham, MA, where she conducted forensic evaluations in state intervention and divorce/custody cases. She held a private practice as a forensic psychologist and periodically served as a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice.
Since joining the faculty of Wheelock in 2004, Tobey was responsible for establishing and developing the Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy program. She has served as chair of the department and currently teaches core program courses, provides field supervision for students and supervises faculty.
In 2009, Tobey received the Cynthia Longfellow Teaching Recognition Award, which honors distinguished teaching. Her areas of interest include: youth and social justice, positive youth development, delinquency, Ubuntu, and the power of the arts to transform youth violence.
Tobey facilitates numerous collaborations with community-based youth-serving organizations through her role as director of the "Ubuntu Arts" project. She holds several community-based positions, including, member of the board of directors of "Artistic Noise" and curator and planner for "Violence Transformed.."
Tobey has published on topics such as children's memory and suggestibility in legal contexts; trauma and delinquency; juvenile trial competence; juvenile waiver of Miranda rights; police interrogation of child suspects, and positive youth development and the arts.