Howard Stevenson
University of Pennsylvania
Constance E. Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Africana Studies

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Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Africana Studies, Human Development & Quantitative Methods Division, Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative, designed to promote racial literacy in education, health, and community institutions. His intervention research has focused on teaching emotional regulation skills during aggression challenges to African-American youth during basketball play and training African-American barbers to provide health education to African American young adult males to reduce violence retaliation. Key to this racial healing work is the use of culture and racial literacy to reduce in-the-moment threat reactions and improve decision-making. He is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist on negotiating racial conflicts for educators, parents, and students in independent and public K-12 schooling based on his book, Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference. Dr. Stevenson received the 2020 Gittler Prize, by Brandeis University, for outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations.

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