Sandra Graham



  • Professor of Education
  • Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity


  • Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
  • M.A., History, Columbia University, 1970
  • B.A., History, Barnard College, 1969

Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • Independent Scientist Award, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Early Contribution Award from Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
  • Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California
  • Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology
  • Member of the National Research Council Panel on Adolescent Health
  • Member of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice

Select Publications

Graham, S., & Taylor, A. (2002). Ethnicity, gender, and the development of achievement values. In A. Wigfireld & J. Eccles (Eds.), Development of achievement motivation (pp. 121-146). San Diego, Ca.: Academic Press.

Graham, S., & Juvonen, J. (2002). Ethnicity, peer harassment and adjustment in middle school: An exploratory study. Journal of Early Adolescence, 22, 173-199.

Graham, S., Taylor, A., & Dolland, C. (2003). A motivation intervention for at-risk youth. In F. Salili & R. Hoosain (Eds.), Teaching, learning, and motivation in a multicultural context (pp. 91-115). Greenwich, CT.: Information Age Publishing.

Grisso, T., Steinberg, zL., Woolard, J. Cauffman, E., Scott, E., Graham, S., Lexcen, F., Reppucci, N., & Schwartz, R. (2003). Juveniles’ competence to stand trial: A comparison of adolescents’ and adults’ capacities as trial defendants. Law and Human Behavior, 27, 333-363.

Steinberg, L., Grisso, T., Woolard, J., Cauffman, E., Scott, E., Graham, S,, Lexern, F., Reppucci, N., & Schwartz, R. (2003). Juveniles’ competence to stand trial as adults. SRCD Policy Report, 17 (4).


Sandra Graham
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