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    WCW Research Scientist Will Implement PTSD Treatment in University Counseling Centers

    December 2023

    Katherine R. Buchholz, Ph.D., has been approved for a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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    Health advisory on social media use in adolescence

    May 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., co-authored a health advisory on social media use in adolescence released by the American Psychological Association.

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    Journeys in Youth Development Podcast, Episode 4

    APRIL 2023

    NIOST director Georgia Hall, Ph.D., talks to Terrance Cauley, Senior Director in the Department of Youth, Family & Clinical Services at Better Family Life, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Terrance highlights the importance of offering historically marginalized Black youth opportunities for self-definition, and discusses how he does this through his work in out-of-school time programming.

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  • Homepage - Liberia conservation project

    WCW Collaborates on $5 Million Project to Promote Sustainability in Liberia

    February 2023

    WCW will lead the design of a social inclusion strategy to empower women and young people in the Liberian forestry sector.

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    Having 'The Talk' with Teens

    February 2023

    Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., shares findings from interviews with fathers about how they try to make conversations with their teens about sex and dating less awkward.



Wellesley Centers for Women 

is a research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.


(formerly served as Layli Phillips)



National Women’s Studies Association
National Council for Black Studies
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (Honorary)



Consultant, National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) Women’s Initiative, March 2011- June 2012.

Consultant, Women’s Funding Network, Black Women’s Donor Action Group Document, October-November 2010.

Consultant, Women’s Funding Network, WFN Conference Inclusion Program, February-April 2010.

Consultant, Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Women’s Economic Empowerment in Atlanta, August 3, 2007.

Consultant, Aid to Children of Incarcerated Mothers, Inc. (AIM), “Feminism and Womanism,” in-service workshop, April 27, 2007.

Consultant, AID Atlanta. Organized panel discussion entitled, “Creating Community Based on Lines of Affinity: Positive Responses to Difficult Situations.” With Duane Corpis, Derrick Lanois, Coy McCall, and Brad Wilkinson. December 19, 2005.

Consultant, Agnes Scott College Alumnae Association Board. Presented workshop entitled, “Engaging diversity in alumnae relations.” June 8, 2002.

Consultant, Agnes Scott College Alumnae Association Board, November 6, 2001.



Coordinator, National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) Women’s Initiative Task Force, 2011-2012.

Member, Liberian Nurses Association USA, Inc., Board of Directors, 2011-present.

Member, Engender (South Africa) International Advisory Council, 2011-present.
Member, Georgia First for Liberia, Board of Directors, 2010-2011.

Member, Women’s Funding Network Advisory Council for Inclusion, 2010.

Chair, University Consortium for Liberia (UCL), 2009-2012.

Member, Green Youth of Liberia, International Advisory Board, 2009-present.

Co-founding member, Liberia Working Group, 2008-2010.

Member and Research Committee Chair, Foreverfamily (formerly Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers), National Board of Directors, 2007-2012.

Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Faith, Feminism, and Philanthropy Project Advisory Board, 2007-2009.

Radical Scholar, Inc., Board of Directors, 2006–2008.



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