Research on Academic eMpowerment of Students (RAMS Lab)
Directors: Dr. Chin-Chih Chen; Dr. Yaoying Xu
Location: Oliver Hall, 1015 W. Main St., Room 4051, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: (804) 827-1239 (Chen); (804) 828-5298 (Xu)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
The Research on Academic eMpowerment of Students (RAMS) Lab is led by Drs. Chin-Chih Chen and Yaoying Xu, faculty in the Department of Counseling and Special Education at VCU. In the RAMS Lab, we conduct rigorous research to understand the nature and needs of academically diverse learners (students at-risk, with disabilities, and with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds). Our work is dedicated to advancing understanding of how social context supports or impedes students’ learning, of the mechanisms leading to academic and social/behavioral development and adjustment difficulties from preschool to adolescence, and of evidence-based strategies mitigating adjustment difficulties and promoting school success.
The Research on Academic eMpowerment of Students (RAMS) Lab mission
The Research on Academic eMpowerment of Students (RAMS) Lab mission is to advance our understanding of the impact of social contexts and the developmental mechanisms contributing to academic and social/behavioral difficulties, and to leverage this information in development of evidence-based strategies responsive to the needs of academically diverse students.