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Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention

Nicole Corley, PhD

Nicole Corley, Ph.D. [View Image]

Assistant Professor
VCU School of Social Work
(804) 827-1626

Dr. Corley's School of Social Work web page

Dr. Corley’s research focuses on the academic experiences of black students from single-mother homes. Corley’s research explores the intersections of resilience, resistance and racial socialization as a means to better understand the academic experiences of black students and their families. Her research departs from the deficit orientation, or disparity data, that focus on underachievement, toward an understanding of the factors and processes that contribute to the strengths and academic success of black students.

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