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Elizabeth Ricks

Assistant Professor

  • Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies
  • School of Education


Elizabeth Ricks, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University. She currently teaches courses that focus on youth placed at risk and resiliency, parent-child relationships, and research methods. Dr. Ricks’ research focuses on classroom contextual factors that contribute to the development of self-efficacy, approaches to learning and mathematics achievement in young children. Dr. Ricks earned a PhD in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Educational Policy from Howard University. Dr. Ricks is currently working on projects that examines within-group variation in social-emotional and cognitive development among African American children.