R. Trent Haines
Psychology Assistant Professor
Dr. Trent Haines received his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2006. He also received a Masters of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1999 and a B.A. in Sociology from Asbury University in 1995. Before he joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Morgan State University, he served as Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center's Juvenile Justice Program where he conducted research in juvenile justice and program evaluations of the program's medical and mental health services. He has also served as an instructor in Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky, and as an adjunct professor at LSU Health Sciences Center and the University of New Orleans. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Haines has worked extensively with adolescents who have been placed at risk of educational failure and involvement in the juvenile system.
Dr. Haines' primary area of research specialization revolves around the developmental issues associated with mental health, education, and violence and delinquency among minority adolescents. His current projects include investigations of familial, educational, mental health, and behavioral factors that affect adolescents' involvement in the juvenile justice system. Dr. Haines' secondary area of research interest includes the investigation of ecological factors that influence the healthy development of sexual minority youth.