David L. Blustein
professor counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Ph.D., Columbia University
Psychology of working; work-based transitions; interface of mental health and work/poverty; school to work transition; career development; poverty; relational and communitarian perspectives; immigration, race, culture, and working.
Presidential Recognition Award: National Career Development Association, 2008.
Fellow: American Educational Research Association, 2008; National Career Development Association; American Psychological Association.
Faculty Fellowship: Boston Higher Education Partnership. 2007-08 academic year.
Outstanding Achievement Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology and Sage Publications for the following article published in The Counseling Psychologist, 2005: An emancipatory communitarian approach ot vocational development theory, research, and practice.
John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research-- Division of Counseling Psychology (Division 17), American Psychological Association (August 1998).
Blustein, D.L., Medvide, M.B., & Wan, C.M. (in press). A critical perspective of contemporary unemployment policy and practices. Journal of Career Development.
Blustein, D.L., (2011). A relational theory of working. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 1-17.
Marfleet, P., & Blustein, D.L. (2011). 'Needed not wanted': Irregular migrants and the world of work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 78, 381-389.
Blustein, D.L, Murphy, K.A., Kenny, M.E., Jernigan, M., Gualdron, L., Connolly, M., Catraio, C., Backus, F., Sullivan, M., Urbano, A., Land, M. & Davis, O. (2010). Exploring urban students' constructions about school, work, race and ethnicity. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 248-254.
Blustein, D.L. (2008). The role of work in psychological health and well-being: A conceptual, historical, and public policy perspective. American Psychologist, 63, 228-240.
Blustein, D.L. (2006). The psychology of working: A new perspective for counseling, career development, and public policy. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Blustein, D. L., McWhirter, E.H., & Perry, J. C. (2005). Toward an emancipatory communitarian approach to vocational development theory. The Counseling Psychologist, 33, 141-179.
Blustein, D. L., Schultheiss, D. E. P., & Flum, H. (2004). Toward a relational perspective of the psychology of careers and working: A social constructionist analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 64, 423-440.
Chaves, A., Diemer, M., Blustein, D. L., Gallagher, L., Casares, M., DeVoy, J., & Perry, J. (2004). Conceptions of work: The view from urban youth. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 51, 275-286.
Kenny, M. E., Blustein, D. L., Chaves, A., Grossman, J. M., & Gallagher, L. A. (2003). The role of perceived barriers and relational support in the educational and vocational lives of urban high school students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 142-155.