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Manya Whitaker is a fourth year PhD student in
Developmental Psychology. She received her BA from Dartmouth College where she did an honors thesis on the development of interracial social skills.  She recently finished work on her Master's thesis entitled Deepening Understanding of Parents' Role Construction for Involvement.  This project analyzes the influence of personal experiences with education, and self-construal, on the development of parental role construction, and decisions about involvement. She is beginning work on her dissertation, in which she hopes to continue her examination of role construction. 


The Family-School Partnership Lab is part of the Psychology and Human Development Department, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.