Education

  • EdD, Harvard University
  • MA, University of Pennslyvania
  • BA, Harvard College

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Development
  • Gender Development
  • Sexuality in Adolescence
  • Women’s Sexuality
  • Female Adolescent Depression and Self-esteem
  • Embodiment

Courses Include

  • Human Behavior I, II and III,
  • Casework I and II,
  • Social Policy I, and II: Immigrants and Refugees
  • Professional Seminar

Current Scholarship

Current Research

  • Gender Complementarity Study
    Currently, Deborah Tolman is evaluating the complementary facets of gender in romantic adolescent teen relationships using a mixed-methods approach.

  • SPARK
    Deborah Tolman co-founded the research-driven, inter-generational movement of SPARK, a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media. SPARK collaborates with hundreds of girls ages 13-22 and more than 60 national organizations to reject the commodified, sexualized images of girls in media and support the development of girls' healthy sexuality and self-esteem. In the past year, SPARK has been featured in many major news outlets including the NYTimes, Fox News, CNN, CBS, the Huffington Post, and more. SPARK members recently won a major victory for girls when members convinced Seventeen magazine to stop altering the faces and bodies of models in their photographs. http://www.sparksummit.com

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Ilze A. Earner

Deborah L. Tolman, EdD

 

Professor

Phone: 212.396.7526

dtolman@hunter.cuny.edu

Room: 423