Sharon Colvin
Graduate Student Researcher

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

Beyond Coming Out: Supportive Relationships, Authenticity and LGBTQ Emerging Adults, Student-Faculty Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
The Library as a Learning Space: Youth Services Staff as Educators in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Student-Faculty Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Recent Publications

Coulter R.W.S., Colvin S., Arnold G., Akiva T., D'Ambrogi E. & Davis V. (Under Review) Training pre-service teachers to improve their knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and skills for serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
Colvin, S., & White, A.M. (Under Review). Professional identities and youth workers as keystone species. In T. Akiva & K.H. Robinson (Eds.), It takes an Ecosystem: Understanding the People, Places, and Possibilities of Learning and Development Across Settings.
Akiva, T., White, A., DeMand, A., Colvin, S., & Page, L. (2020). Simple Interactions: A randomized controlled trial of a relational practice program for adults who work with young people across settings. Applied Developmental Science.
Colvin, S., White, A.M., Akiva, T. & Wardrip, P.S. (In Press). What Do You Think Youth Workers Do? A Comparative Case Study of Library and Afterschool Workers. Children and Youth Services Review.
Colvin, S., Egan, J., & Coulter, R.W.S. (2019). School Climate & Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescent Mental Health. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 48(10), 1938-1951.
Bowler, L., Akiva, T., Colvin, S. and McNamara, A. (2019). Facilitation in library makerspaces: A prototype for a professional development model. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019. Information Research, 24(4).
Sharon Colvin


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