Jacqueline S. Mattis

Jacqueline S. Mattis is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context (CSBYC) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is CEO of Easton's Nook Writer's Retreat (eastonsnook.com)—a writing retreat space and professional development center for academics. Dr. Mattis earned her B.A. in Psychology from New York University and her M.S. and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the role of religion and spirituality in the positive psychological development of African Americans and people in the African diaspora. In that regard, she explores the meanings and manifestations of spirituality among youth and adults. She also studies the factors that are associated with such positive outcomes as forgiveness, volunteerism, community involvement, and altruistic love. She serves as Associate Editor of the Psychology of Women Quarterly Spirituality and Psychology. Her research has been published in numerous academic journals and texts including the Journal of Community Psychology, the Journal of Adult Development, The Journal of Black Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Psychology of Women Quarterly, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and The Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. She regularly conducts academic writing bootcamps with Dr. Kathy Burlew (University of Cincinnati).







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