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​The Boys Town Speaker Series

Collaboration with nationally recognized experts enables Boys Town to stay at the forefront of child and family care research. Experts exchange ideas and provide advice to Boys Town staff and administrators on a regular basis through the Speaker Series.

See a list of recent speakers

Third-Party Partnerships

Formal partnerships currently exist with the Academy for Child and Family Well Being at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Social Development Research Group (SDRG) at the University of Washington.

Scientific Advisory Panel

The Scientific Advisory Panel was created to provide strategic counsel to ensure Boys Town’s research remains timely and relevant. The panel includes nationally prominent researchers in the fields of child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and education.

Panel Members:

John Landsverk, Ph.D., Panel Chair

San Diego State University

Marc Atkins, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Richard Barth, Ph.D.

University of Maryland

Richard Catalano

University of Washington

Elizabeth Farmer, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University

Curtis McMillen, Ph.D.

Washington University, St. Louis

Dennis Molfese

University of Nebraksa-Lincoln

Hill Walker, Ph.D.

University of Oregon