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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, and she has conducted a private practice as a forensic psychologist.
Since joining the faculty of Wheelock in 2004, Tobey developed and directed the Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy program. She teaches the 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. She partners with Wheelock's Office of Pre-Collegiate and College Access to create programs and initiatives under the auspices of "Ubuntu Arts."
Tobey facilitates numerous collaborations with community-based youth-serving organizations and she holds several community-based positions, including: member of the board of directors of "Artistic Noise;" curator and planner for Violence Transformed; and advisory committee member for the Youth Advocacy Foundation.
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; and police interrogation of child suspects. Since 1996, she has periodically served as a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice.