Jeffrey entered the doctoral program in Fall 2022. His research examines cross cultural perceptions of parental disciplinary practices, with a focus on the role of acculturation, national identity, and familial processes. Jeffrey is particularly interested in exploring the ways contextual stressors experienced by diverse Black populations- including racism, acculturation, nation of origin and language- inform these phenomena and contribute to discipline meaning construction. A Sant La Fellow
, his ultimate goal is to identify culturally appropriate approaches that center Haitian cultural values and socio historical experiences in U.S. contexts.