Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

PSYCHOLOGY: Unraveling the Science of Success

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

PSYCHOLOGY: Unraveling the Science of Success

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PSYCHOLOGY: Unraveling The Science Of Success

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Education: Ph.D., Psychology and Education, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A., Psychology, University of Michigan; B.S., Psychology, Howard University

Age: 31

Dr. Cynthia Winston's earliest memories of Howard University harken back to when she, as a young girl, spent time with her father, Dr. Michael Winston, at his office in the school's history department.

"When I was at Howard with my father, I knew then, as a very young child, that something meaningful was happening there, and I wanted to be part of that," she says.

This month, Winston joins the Howard faculty as an assistant professor of psychology. The appointment marks the latest of homecomings for the young scholar who attended Howard as an undergraduate and worked there as an administrator and adjunct professor after graduate school. Her parents met at Howard while they were undergraduates and her great-great-grandfather graduated from the Washington-based historically Black university.

"It was just a matter of timing as to when I was going to go back," she says. "Howard is in my blood."

In the tradition most notably established by Dr. …

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