Aprile Benner Selected for Prestigious Scholars Program
Posted: May 14, 2013
Aprile Benner has been named to the 2013 class of William T. Grant Scholars, which supports promising early career researchers, who have demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. The grant is for 5 years for a total of $350,000.
Aprile Benner's grant, entitled “Adolescents and the Social Contexts of American Schools,” will examine how the social and academic climates of schools come together to affect adolescents’ development and well being. This research plan will allow her to expand her facility with qualitative and historical methods and integrate developmental psychopathology perspectives into her work. Toward these aims, she will be mentored by John Schulenberg and Tom Weisner. Schulenberg, professor at the University of Michigan, will advise Benner on developmental psychopathology and historical analyses; Weisner, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, will counsel Benner on her mixed-methods research.
Congratulations to Dr. Benner for this prestigious award!