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Lynch School of Education

Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy

visiting lecturer
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

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Room 201B

617.552.1513

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Boston College

M.T.S. Harvard University

B.A. Saint Lawrence University

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

The relationship of social class variables to the human life span.  Career and social mobility among low income individuals, examining personal as well as ecological contexts such as family, workplace, community and school settings that faciliate and/or constrain developmental trajectories.  The ways in which poor and working class individuals develop dual class-based psychological identities in order to transition to elevated career and economic resource levels while maintaining healthy emotional well-being and relationship connections to sources of social support. 

Teaches, supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate students in several programs including the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, helping to prepare students from low-income and first generation backgrounds and traditionally underrepresented populations to pursue and attain graduate degrees and to enter careers in research and academia.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Devoy, J.E. & Blustein, D.L. (in press).  Social Class Hybrids:  Intrapsychic Experience of Class Mobility.  Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Blustein, D.L., Kenna, A.C., Gill,N., & DeVoy, J.E.(2008).  The psychology of working: A new framework for counseling practice and public policy.  Career Development Quarterly, 56, 294-308.

Blustein, D.L., Kenna, A.C., Murphy, K.A., & DeVoy, J.E. (2006). Self-concept.  In J. Greenhaus & G. Callanan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of career development.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Blustein, D.L., Kenna, A.C., Murphy, K.A., DeVoy, J.E., & DeWine, D.B. (2005).  Qualitative research in career development:  Exploring the center and margins of discourse about careers and working.  Journal of Career Assessment, 13, 351-370.

Chaves, A., Diemer, M., Blustein, D.L., Gallagher, L, Casares, M., Devoy, J.E. & Perry, J. (2004). Conceptions of work:  The view from urban youth.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 275-286.

DeVoy, J.E. (1995). Integrating Social Studies, Economics and Language Arts with Project-based Learning. Ed., Andover MA: The NETWORK Inc.

DeVoy, J.E. (1994 & 1995). Academic and Vocational Integration: Federal Discretionary Reports.  Washington, DC: United States Department of Edcucation, Office of Adult & Vocational Education.

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