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Tonika Duren Green, Ph.D.

Dr. Tonika Duren Green is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University in Department of Counseling and School Psychology. She currently teaches courses in Multicultural Counseling, School Psychology Internship in Schools and Social Change. Dr. Green is committed to preparing school psychologists who are multicultural thinkers and actors, who understand how racial, ethnic and sociocultural factors influence student performance. At the center of her research is exploring and responding to issues of children and communities from ethnolinguistically diverse backgrounds. In particular, her research focuses on culturally-affirming school practices that lead to improved outcomes for diverse learners with specific attention to African American students and foster youth. Dr. Green has several peer-reviewed publications, grants, and two book chapters in the area of multicultural competency and African American mentorship. In her community efforts, Dr. Green contributed to Leave No African American Child Behind and College Bound San Diego task forces and brainstormed solutions to closing the achievement gap and improving student outcomes along side representatives of the Concerned Parents Alliance, Urban League, San Diego United Front, NAACP, and Association of African American Educators (AAAE). She is the Director and Founder of the African American Mentoring Program, which is devoted to recruiting, retaining, and reaching students of African descent. Lasty, but notably, Dr. Green received over 2.5 million dollars in training and research grants. 

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