Jean Rhodes, Ph.D.

Jean E. Rhodes, PhD
Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 287-6368

Jean Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is also co-founder of MentorPRO, a platform for advancing effective mentoring and training. Dr. Rhodes has devoted her career to understanding positive youth development, the transition to adulthood, and mentoring. Rhodes has published over 200 scholarly papers and several books, most recently, Older and Wiser: New ideas for youth mentoring in the 21st century, which received the 2023 Eleanor Maccoby Award from Div. 6 of the American Psychological Association. Rhodes is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and a former Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. She is the 2024 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.


Werntz, A., Amado, S., Jasman, M., Ervin, A., Rhodes, J. E. (forthcoming/in press). Providing Human Support for Use of Digital Mental Health Interventions: A Systematic Meta-Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Werntz, A., Jasman, M., Simeon, K., Gunasekaran, H., Yowell, C., & Rhodes, J. (2023). Implementation of a technology-enhanced peer mentor referral system for first-year university students.,Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.DOI: 10.1007/s41347-023-00303-8.