About Dr. Garthe

Rachel C. Garthe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator

School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

1010 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801

P: 217-300-8204

E: rcgarthe@illinois.edu


Education

2018, Postdoctoral Training in Prevention Science, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, University of Chicago

2016, Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014, M.S. in Developmental Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Academic Appointments

Current Position:

Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Current Affiliations:

  • Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, UIUC
  • Department of Psychology, UIUC
  • Center for Prevention Research and Development, UIUC
  • Smart Decarceration Project, University of Chicago
  • Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, UIUC

Past Positions:

  • Lecturer & Field Instructor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Grants & Awards

Select grants and awards from 2016-present

  • Victim Needs Assessment (2021-2022) | Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority | Rachel Garthe (Principal Investigator), Doug Smith (Co-Investigator)
  • Statewide Violence Prevention Planning (2020-2022) | Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority | Rachel Garthe (Principal Investigator), Doug Smith (Co-Investigator 2020-2022), Shawn Freeman (Co-Investigator 2020-2021)
  • Urban Surveillance: Exploring the relationship of place to maternal incarceration and child welfare system involvement (2021) | University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Collaborative Urban Research Program Grant | Rachel Garthe and Gina Fedock (Co-Principal Investigators)
  • Redesign of a Legacy Mobility Service for Lower-income Communities in the Post-COVID Digital Age (2021) | National Science Foundation (NSF) | Hadi Meidani (Principal Investigator), Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, Rachel Garthe, Jane F. MacFarlane, Hari Sundaram (Co-Principal Investigators)
  • The Prevalence and Impact of Stalking and Cyberstalking among College Students (2020-2021) | Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) Small Grant Program | Rachel Garthe (Principal Investigator), Nicole Allen, Sarah Colomé (Co-Investigators)
  • Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention (2018-2021) | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Deborah Gorman-Smith (Principal Investigator), Franklin Cosey-Gay, Rachel Garthe, Christopher Harris, Michael Schoeny (Co-Investigators)
  • Contributing Editor of the Year, Psychology of Violence, 2019
  • Outstanding Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award, LGBTQ Research Symposium, 2019
  • Perceptions of School Climate in Relation to Youth Violence, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes among Middle School Students (2019-2021) | Campus Research Board, University of Illinois | Rachel Garthe (Principal Investigator)
  • Healthy Teachers and Healthy Classrooms (2019-2020) | Marjorie Monkman Award, School of Social Work, University of Illinois
  • John P. Hill Award for the Study of Adolescent Development, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Preparing Future Faculty Certificate, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Society for Research in Child Development Dissertation Funding Award, 2016

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