PPE Fellows

Roderick Carey, Ph.D.


Roderick L. Carey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware. Drawing upon critical theories, sociological tools, and constructs from developmental psychology, Dr. Carey’s interdisciplinary research aims at understanding the school experiences of black and Latino adolescent boys and young men in urban contexts. Dr. Carey received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration on Minority and Urban Education, from the University of Maryland College Park; his Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and his B.A. in Secondary Education and English from Boston College.

About the project

Dr. Carey, in partnership with Newark High School, is imagining mattering– learning from the experiences of Black and Latino boys and the ways they do or do not infer their mattering in school spaces. Dr. Carey hopes to develop professional learning experiences for educators, drawn from students’ voices, which foster school spaces where boys of color can more deeply infer their robust and comprehensive mattering.