Danette A. Morrison, PhD, is an Educational Psychologist and Assistant Teaching Professor for the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. Professor Morrison graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park where she received her PhD in Human Development from the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Howard University.
Morrison's current research interest focuses on social relationships, identity development and achievement motivation of ethnic minorities. Specifically, Professor Morrison studies how supportive relationships shape the ethnic identity and achievement values of African American adolescents. Her research highlights the interplay of these constructs within the school context, as well as, across multiple domains.