Revathy Kumar is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Toledo and an Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.  She has a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan. At the graduate level, she teaches courses in Adolescent Development, Motivational Theory and Application, Cultural Perspectives in Learning and Development, and Self and Identity. Her first line of research focuses on the social and cultural processes involved in learning, development, and in the construction of a sense of self and identity among adolescents in culturally diverse societies. A second line of research includes examining the effects of individual and contextual factors on youth problem behaviors.