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Oksana Malanchuk is Senior Research Associate in the Achievement Research Lab at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. She serves as Project Manager on the Maryland Adolescent Development In Context Study (MADICS). She received her B.A. (Psychology) and Ph.D. (Social Psychology) degrees from The University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the study of social identity development, specifically gender, racial/ethnic, political and occupational identity.
Jacquelynne Eccles is the McKeachie and Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education, as well as a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Over the last 30 years, she has conducted research on a wide variety of topics including gender-role socialization, teacher expectancies, classroom influences on student motivation and social development in the family and school context and racial/ethnic identity development. Much of her research is based on her Expectancy-Value Model and examines adolescence as a critical period of development of multiple social and personal identities. Dr. Eccles has served as the past chair of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Adolescent Development and Chair of the MacArthur Foundation on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood. Dr. Eccles has been the associate editor of Child Development and is co-author of Women and Sex-Roles and Managing to Succeed. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. Dr. Eccles has served on the faculty at Smith College, the University of Colorado, and the University of Michigan.