Odetta Odartey Addo, Ph.D. Envelope
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Background:
B.S. Criminal Justice and Human Services, Elmira College
M.S.W. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University

Dr. Addo’s research and publications investigate the relationship among parenting, cultural and value systems on adolescent behavioral and academic outcomes. In relation to the work-family-life nexus, her research entails single-motherhood, social support, and positive child outcomes. Her work involves cross cultural studies conducted in Ghana and the Caribbean. Addo has a keen interest in testing the applicability of models that have been extensively used in western cultures, by using samples drawn from non-western cultures. While in grad school, she taught adjunct classes and held full-time jobs with not-for-profits.