Janet Schofield, Ph.D.


Royal Thimphu College, Room F-26

Ngapiphu, Thimphu, Bhutan


975 1789 3313


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Research Interests: Effect of computers on classroom social processes, school desegregation, intergroup relations,social psychological approaches to increasing college retention rates

Accepting Graduate Students: No


  • PhD, Harvard University


  • Visiting Scholar, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Visiting Scholar, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Für Sozialforschung, Germany
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society and American Psychological Association, Divisions 8, 9, 15, and 48
  • Member, Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (representing Division 48)
  • Winner, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (APA's Division 9) Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize
  • Elected to Phi Eta Sigma in recognition of teaching excellence
  • Leader of Aspen Institute seminar on race relations for U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives
  • Member of National Academy of Sciences Boards and Committees


  • Schofield publ 1

    Schofield, J.W. (2016). Higher education in Bhutan: Progress and challenges.  In Scheulka, M. J.  and Maxwell, T.W. (Eds.),  Education in Bhutan: Culture, Schooling, and Gross National Happiness. Springer Publishing, pp. 87-102)

  • Schofied publ 2

    Schofield, J.W. & Chew, P. K. (2015). Supreme Court opinions on equal protection in education and their use of social science research. In Oakes, A. R. (Ed.), Controversies in Equal Protection Cases in America.  Farnham, Surrey United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 145-166.

  • Schofield publ 3

    Schofield, J. W. (2014). Youth problems in Bhutan: Exploring their origins and routes to possible solutions. In Institute for GNH Studies, Accepting the potential of youth through the lens of experience. Thimphu: Bhutan, Institute for GNH Studies, Royal University of Bhutan, pp. 25-38.

  • Schofield publ 4

    Schofield, J.W. (2013). Fostering Democratic Dialogue in Bhutan. Peace Psychology, 22(2), pp. 22-24.

  • Schofield publ 5

    Schofield, J.W.  & Alexander, K. M.  (2012). Overcoming barriers to immigrant students’ achievement.   In  S. Fürstenau and M. Gomolla (Eds), Migration and school change.  Wiesbaden, Germany VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

  • Schofield publ 6

    Schofield, J.W. (2012).  The potential contributions of social psychological research to increasing Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1(1), pp. 1-12.

  • Schofield publ 7

    Schofield, J.W. (2010). International evidence on ability grouping with curriculum differentiationand the achievement gap in secondary schools. Teachers College Record, 112 (5), 1490-1526.

  • Schofield publ 8

    Schofield, J.W.  Hausmann, L.R.M., Yee, F. & Woods, R. L.  (2010). Intergroup friendship on campus: Predicting close and casual friendships between White and African-American first-year college students. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13(5), 585-602.

  • Schofield publ 9

    Schofield, J.W. (2009). School desegregation research: Outcomes, historical trends and issues affecting its usefulness in policy and practice. In U. Wagner, L. Tropp, G. Finchilescu, & C. Tredoux (Eds.), Improving intergroup relations: Building on the legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew (pp. 262-279). New York: Blackwell.

  • Schofield publ 10

    Hausmann, L. R. M., Ye, F, Schofield, J. W., & Woods, R. L. (2009). Sense of belonging and persistence in white and African American first-year college students. Research in Higher Education, 50 (7), 649-669.

  • Schofield publ 11

    Schofield, J.W. (2009). The colorblind perspective in school: Causes and consequences.  In J.A. Banks & C.A. McGee Banks (Eds.) Multicultural education: Issues and perspectives (7th ed), (pp. 271-295). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Schofield publ 12

    Schofield, J. W. (2006). Minority group membership, migration, background, and academic achievement. Berlin, Germany: Social Science Research Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung). Also published in German as Migrationshintergrund, Minderheitenzugehörigkeit und Bildungserfolg.