Dr. Detris Adelabu

Dr. Detris Adelabu
Interim Dean, Arts and Sciences

Dean, Arts and Sciences

Detris Honora Adelabu, Ed.D., Professor of Psychology and Human Development, serves as Dean of Arts and Sciences. As chair of the Psychology and Human Development Department, Adelabu led efforts to improve faculty development and student success. She also led efforts to create the Counseling Psychology major which became one of the fastest growing majors at the College.

As founder and director of the Emerging Scholars Program at Wheelock, Adelabu works to create a deliberate pathway to undergraduate research and graduate study for underrepresented students. She has made numerous presentations to educators on topics related to African American student achievement. Adelabu's most recent publications appear in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship and the African American Learner.

Her recent book chapter "Homes without Walls, Families without Boundaries," published in Real Sister: Stereotypes, Respectability, and Black Women in Reality TV (Rutgers University Press, 2015) discusses the impact of reality television on the image of the African American mother and family and explores the impact of these images on children's development.

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