HOWARD C. STEVENSON is a father of a ten-year-old and is a tenured associate professor of education in the School, Community, and Child Clinical Psychology Program in the Graduate School of Education, Psychology in Education Division, at the University of Pennsylvania. Stevenson's clinical and academic efforts have been directed toward identifying and mobilizing cultural strengths in African American families to improve the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents. He has coauthored several articles related to the impact of culture on the psychological functioning of African Americans and other minorities. He is also a consultant for community-based organizations on cultural issues in child and family mental health. He has been invited to provide keynote speeches to audiences as diverse as presidential task force social scientists and local gatherings of urban and rural Head Start parents. He holds a faculty appointment in the Center for Research in Evaluation and Social Policy and in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development Program, both housed in the Psychology in Education Division at the University of Pennsylvania. Stevenson obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and a master's degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, both in 1985. Stevenson has twelve years of unique experience as a clinical supervisor in community and school consultation and family and child psychotherapy.