Dr. Cynthia Campbell, an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Boise State’s Department of Psychological Sciences, is currently working alongside Dr. Cindy McCrea, an Assistant Professor in the Psychological Sciences Department, on a research project involving Idaho Youth Ranch. Both Dr. Campbell and Dr. McCrea are conducting an annual analysis of data from the Idaho Youth Ranch to evaluate the effectiveness of the youth services that the organization provides.
A local chain of thrift stores, Idaho Youth Ranch is a non-profit that focuses on helping teens and young adults facing adverse experiences. You can learn more about the Idaho Youth Ranch’s mission and the youth services they provide through their website.
Along with Dr. Campbell’s research activities, she is currently partaking in some professional development by participating in the Faculty Success Program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. This program focuses on increasing research and writing productivity, as their mission statement reads, “The Faculty Success Program is a 12-week, online program that was designed to teach tenure-track and tenured faculty the skills they need to increase both their research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance” (National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, 2020).