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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2021-2023 Faculty and Administration Biographies Jennifer Durham  

Jennifer Durham

Psy.D., Rutgers University

Jennifer Durham began her work in professional psychology as an intern at The Consultation Center of Yale University Medical School. She left Yale to do direct service work as a school psychologist for the Teaneck Board of Education. After seven years, she was hired as the executive director of Communities In Schools of Newark, Inc. Her work in the areas of social justice, culturally competent services, and racial disparities within health and educational settings has resulted in numerous awards such as the Donald Peterson Prize and the Baldwin Fellowship. Currently, she is a tenured associate professor at the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University, where she helped develop a doctorate school psychology program that focuses on social justice. Her Clark Social Justice Lab is named after Kenneth and Mamie Clark who conducted the doll studies that were an integral part of the Brown vs. Board of Education case. Her lab engages in scholarship and consultation related to positive identity development and systemic equity for communities of color. Dr. Durham is a teaching professor and director of clinical training for the School Psychology Program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers. She serves as the eastern representative for the International Association of Black Psychologists. She has authored several book chapters, is published in professional journals, and has presented nationally and internationally.

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