Andrea S. Mora

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences starting Fall 2024

Starting Fall 2024, Andrea S. Mora, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in Social Work and Developmental Psychology, will join the Department of Psychology as an Assistant Professor. Mora received her Master of Social Work and master’s in psychology degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mora’s research focuses on adolescents’ experiences with community violence exposure and sexual harassment, with a particular focus on Latinx adolescents in the U.S. and Mexico. Relying on a resilience framework and strengths-based approach, Mora investigates factors that may protect adolescents from the negative psychological effects of violence. In addition, Mora examines the extent to which higher education, particularly social work education, prepares students to effectively work with youth and families from diverse identities and with diverse backgrounds.