Revathy Kumar



  • Revathy Kumar is professor of educational psychology at the University of Toledo. She was awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor in 2023. She is a Fulbright Specialist scholar, Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) commencing in January 2021,  and Provost Faculty Fellow for the academic years 2018-2020. She was past historian and secretary and current member of the diversity committee for Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. She is past associate editor for Developmental Psychology, current associate editor for Contemporary Educational Psychology, and currently on the editorial boards of Educational Psychologist and Journal of Educational Psychology. She earned a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan and was an adjunct assistant research scientist at the Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. Her research focuses on social and cultural processes involved in constructing a sense of self and identity among adolescents and young adults in culturally diverse societies. Of particular interest are the role of teachers, teacher-education programs, schools, communities, and families in facilitating minority and immigrant adolescents’ development, learning, and motivation. She was a recipient of the Spencer Foundation Major Grant and is Co-Principal Investigator on three grants funded by the National Science Foundation. She also received internal grants from the University of Toledo to conduct mindfulness intervention projects with elementary school students and preservice teachers. Her work is published in American Educational Research Journal, Educational Psychologist, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Teacher Education, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Educational Studies.

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