Michael Karcher, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Educational Psychology

Michael Karcher, Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Karcher is a Professor of educational psychology in COEHD. His research focuses on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling. Michael authored the Cross-age Mentoring Program (CAMP) program, the implementation for which is described in CAMP Program Manual, Training Guide, Connectedness Curriculum, and Mentor Handbook, which have been reviewed by and are listed on the website of CrimeSolutions.gov (https://www.crimesolutions.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?ID=432). Dr. Karcher was most recently the Principal Investigator of a longitudinal follow-up on the SMILE study. Along with David L. DuBois, Dr. Karcher edited the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (2005, Sage; second edition in 2014). Michael co-edited with Michael Nakkula, Play, talk, learn: Promising practices in youth mentoring (2010), which first presented the TEAM framework. He is on the editorial board for three national journals, National Mentoring Resource Center and the research advisory boards of BBBSA, MENTOR, and the Christian Association for Youth Mentoring.