intersection of mentor and bostonJean E. Rhodes, PhD
Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 287-6368


Professor Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at DePaul University and her clinical internship and postdoctoral clinical training at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research and Community Action, and was a Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. Rhodes is also a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Digital Media and Learning. She is Chair of the Research and Policy Council of the National Mentoring Partnership, sits on the Research and Advisory Boards of many mentoring and policy organizations, is the Associate Editor of Applied Developmental Science, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals in community and adolescent psychology. Rhodes has written several books, including Stand by me: The risks and rewards of mentoring today’s youth (Harvard University Press).

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