Adam Matthew Voight, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor & Director
 Dept: Curriculum & Foundations
 Office: JH 384
 Phone: 216-687-5437
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 384, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Youth development, urban education, schools, social context, school climate, community psychology, civic engagement, education research, adolescence
Ph.D., Community Research and Action, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
M.A., Counseling, Michigan State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan
Brief Bio:
Adam Voight is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Foundations and director of the Center for Urban Education in the College of Education and Human Services. He is chair of the School Community, Climate, and Culture Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Dr. Voight researches the interplay between young people's social contexts--such as schools, neighborhoods, and families--and their educational, social, and emotional outcomes. Questions guiding this work include: How do school, neighborhood, and family environments influence young people's well-being and academic achievement? How do they help understand identity-based inequality? How can these environments be improved to produce better and more equitable outcomes for youth? How can young people themselves be engaged in improving their environments? And what are the outcomes of their engagement, for their individual development and for their environments? Dr. Voight's research has been supported by the Spencer Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addressing these research topics, Dr. Voight works in partnership with school communities and nonprofit, community-based, and youth organizations. He is a founding member of the Cleveland Alliance for Educational Research (CAER), a research-practice partnership between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Center for Urban Education, and the American Institutes for Research. His work is grounded in community and developmental psychological theory.

Dr. Voight has worked as a high school social studies teacher and counselor and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar.