Faculty Profile

Jennifer Read.

Jennifer Read

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  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Rhode Island, 2000

Professional experience:

  • Professor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, University at Buffalo

What mentoring means to me:

I believe that my job as a mentor is to empower students, trainees and junior colleagues. This involves helping those I am mentoring to learn what they need to know, to support and guide them as they master various challenges along the way, and to instill in them the confidence that they will need to pursue their interests and ambitions.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Minority Experiences

  • Being a woman and related discrimination.
  • Mental health and/or abilities and related discrimination.
  • Sexual and/or gender minority status and related discrimination.

Personal Circumstances

  • Caregiving for children.
  • Caregiving for other loved ones.

Academic Culture

  • Decoding and demystifying academic culture and norms.
  • Uncertainty about staying in grad school.