Jonathan Zaff

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      Daria Hall
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director
    • Organization:Center for Promise
    • Area of Expertise:Youth development and education research
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Youth development and education research
      Summary of expertise:
      Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D. is executive director of the Center for Promise. He is also a research associate professor in the School of Education at Boston University. His research focuses primarily on understanding how to create the conditions within which all children and youth thrive academically, socially, vocationally, and civically. The results of his work have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and books and presented at local, national,and international conferences. Prior to joining America's Promise, Dr. Zaff was a research associate at Child Trends and founder of the youth voice organization, 18to35 (merged with Mobilize.org). Dr. Zaff received his Ph.D. in lifespan developmental psychology from the University of Georgia.
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/center4promise
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americaspromise
      Books/articles published:
      Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Positive Youth Development
      Edited by Jonathan F. Zaff, Elizabeth Pufall Jones, Alice E. Donlan, Sara Anderson (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)

      Educational background:
      Dr. Zaff received his Ph.D. in lifespan developmental psychology from the University of Georgia.

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