Juan Del Toro

Dr. Juan Del Toro

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Dr. Juan Del Toro is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He also holds a Research Associate affiliation with the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Del Toro received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a concentration in Advanced Quantitative Analyses from New York University.

As a developmental psychologist, Dr. Del Toro examines how specific perpetrators of ethnic-racial discrimination (e.g., peers, school adults, and law enforcement) shape children’s life course trajectories. The goal of specifying perpetrators is to inform setting-specific policies and interventions working to improve the well-being of all youth.

His research includes a series of first authored publications in Child Development, American Psychologist, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes, and the New York Times. Dr. Del Toro serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Research on Adolescence, the journal for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Psychology.


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Deep Dive Episode 276 - Race & School Discipline

Deep Dive Episode 276 - Race & School Discipline

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