Brendesha Tynes

Brendesha Tynes (@brendesha) is an associate professor of Education and Psychology at the USC Rossier School of Education. Her research focuses on youth experiences with digital media, and how they are associated with academic and socio-emotional outcomes. She is also interested in equity in digital literacy, which includes empowering uses of digital tools for underrepresented youth. She is currently principal investigator on three primary projects: The Teen Life Online and in Schools Project (TLOS), the E-Cope Project, and the Digital Equity Project.

Selected Publications:
  1. Tynes, B. M., Willis, H. A., Stewart, A. M., & Hamilton, M. W. (2020). Race-related traumatic events online and mental health among adolescents of color. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(3), 371-377.
  2. Tynes, B. M., Del Toro, J., & Lozada, F. T. (2015). An unwelcomed digital visitor in the classroom: The longitudinal impact of online racial discrimination on academic motivation. School Psychology Review, 44(4), 407-424.
  3. Rose, C. A., & Tynes, B. M. (2015). Longitudinal associations between cybervictimization and mental health among U.S. adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57, 305-312.