Amber A. Hewitt, Ph.D.

Amber A. Hewitt, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Counseling Psychology
Office: CAS 351
Phone: 330-972-8377
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Amber A. Hewitt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor who joined the Psychology Department at the University of Akron in Fall 2013. Dr. Hewitt received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2013. Her scholarly interests include: gendered-racial identity development of African American young men, the development of critical consciousness among adolescents, gendered-racial socialization of African American boys and young men, and prevention programming for ethnic minority youth. Courses taught at the University Akron include: Principles and Practice of Intelligence Testing (doctoral level), Issues of Diversity in Counseling Psychology (doctoral level), and Abnormal Psychology (undergraduate level). She is a member of the Association of Black Psychologists, Ohio Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association.


Thomas, A.J., Blackmon, S., Speight, S., Hewitt, A., Witherspoon, K. Selders, M. (2013). Factor analysis of the parent experience of racial socialization scale. Journal of Black Psychology. doi:10.1177/0095798413483558.

Noonan, A., Spencer, R., Belle, Deborah, & Hewitt, A. (2012) Urban adolescents’ understandings of the relationships between background and success. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10560-012-0270-4.

Yoon, E., Hacker, J., Hewitt, A., Abrams, M., & Cleary, S. (2012). Social connectedness, discrimination, and social status as mediators of acculturation/enculturation and well-being. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(1), 89-96.

Vera, E., Vacek, K., Coyle, L., Stinson, J., Mull, M., Doud, K., Langrehr, K., Buchheit, C., Gorman, C., Hewitt, A., Keene, C. & Blackmon, S. (2011). An examination of culturally-relevant stressors, coping, ethnic identity, and subjective well-being in urban, ethnic minority adolescents. Professional School Counseling, 15 (2), 55-66.