David DuBois serves as the Evidence Editor and will write and oversee the Chronicle’s new Evidence Corner. The Evidence Corner will serve as David’s platform to cover issues related to program evaluation and the interpretation and application of evaluation and research findings. David brings a strong foundation for this analytic role. He is a Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on factors that contribute to youth resilience, particularly self-esteem and mentoring relationships, and how these assets can be utilized to enhance positive health outcomes through community-based programs. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed studies on these topics, including two widely cited meta-analytic reviews of the literature on the effectiveness of youth mentoring programs. Dr. DuBois is lead co-editor of the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (Sage Publications, 2005), which received the Social Policy Award for Best Edited Book from the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), the second edition of which will be published in the fall of 2012. He also recently co-authored (with Barton Hirsch and Nancy Deutsch), After-School Centers and Youth Development: Case Studies of Success and Failure, which received the Social Policy Award for Best Multi-Authored Volume from SRA.
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