Cleveland State University - Center for Urban Education
Adam Voight is Director of the Center for Urban Education at Cleveland State University (CSU). He joined the faculty of CSU in 2014 in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations. He received his Ph.D. in community psychology from Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Voight works in partnership with urban schools, communities, and youth to create environments more conducive to the learning and well-being of young people, particularly those marginalized by structural forces like poverty and racism. In collaboration with these stakeholders, he provides expertise in community-engaged research, program evaluation, youth participatory action research (yPAR), and other applied research methodologies to understand how young people’s settings help and hinder their development. Through technical assistance, training, and organizing, Dr. Voight helps partners develop the capacity to create and advocate for programs, policies, and practices that promote learning and well-being. His community-engaged research and action has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Spencer Foundation. He has published his work in leading peer-reviewed education and psychology journals such as Educational Researcher, the American Journal of Community Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. He was a high school social studies teacher and counselor.