Students

Chaveso “Chevy” Cook

Expects to receive Ph.D. in 2021

Chevy is a second year doctoral student in the Ph.D. program at Eliot-Pearson. He has spent his first year working as a doctoral research assistant for the Institute of Applied Research in Youth Development (IARYD) working on the West Point Character Development project, otherwise known as Project Arete. Chevy is interested in the development of character and leadership within the Academy context, and has decided to focus on the development of a measure for both trait and performance-based variables within this context. Chevy is a Major in the US Army and will continue his research as an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy once he has completed the PhD program.

Email: Chaveso.Cook@tufts.edu
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Elise (Murray) Dykhuis

Expects to receive Ph.D. in Dec. 2019

Elise is an MA/Ph.D. student in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, where she received her MA in 2017. She received her BA in Psychology and German Language from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. She serves as the senior doctoral research assistant for Project Arete, a longitudinal study of character at the United States Military Academy. Her research focuses mainly on the development of intellectual humility, as well as character generally, in post-secondary contexts.  Elise is working on her research remotely in San Diego, where she lives with her husband. 

Email: Elise.Murray@tufts.edu
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Andy Farina

Expects to receive Ph.D. in 2021

Andy is a second year doctoral student in the Ph.D. program at Eliot-Pearson.  He has spent his first year working as a doctoral research assistant for the Institute of Applied Research in Youth Development (IARYD) working on the West Point Character Development project, otherwise known as Project Arete.  Andy is interested in the development of character and leadership within the academy context, and is specifically interested in the development of Intentional Self Regulation within this context.  Andy is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and will continue his research as an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy once he has completed the PhD program.

Carolina Goncalves

Expects to receive Ph.D. in 2024

Carolina is an incoming doctoral student, starting fall 2019.

Yerin Park

Expects to receive Ph.D. in 2023

Yerin is an MA/Ph.D. student in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Business and Administration from Korea University in 2018. Yerin has worked in the Development of Identity and Community Engagement Lab at Tufts University on studies of adolescents’ and young adults’ identity development and critical consciousness. As a doctoral research assistant at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, she works (will work) on the MMDC and Leap Projects. Yerin’s research interests lie in the process of adolescents’ identity development in various domains and the cross-cultural understanding of youth development.

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