Meet Dr. Scott L. Graves Jr.


Scott L. Graves, Jr., is an associate professor of School Psychology in the Department of Educational Studies. He earned his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Kentucky. His interests can be broadly categorized as understanding protective factors that lead to appropriate development in early childhood. His research agenda is focused on identifying strengths in African American children that lead to positive social–emotional and academic outcomes. He is the former Chair of the American Psychological Associations (APA) Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA).

Educational History

2006: Ph.D. (Educational & Counseling Psychology: School Psychology emphasis)
Graduate Certificate Developmental Disabilities
University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY (


2000: M.A. (Psychology)
Marshall University: Huntington, WV (



1998: B.S. (Biology)
Bluefield State College: Bluefield, WV ( (Big Blues return to relive 1996 championship)

1994-96: Hampton University
Hampton, VA (Major: Biology) (