Niobe Way is a nationally recognized leader in the field of adolescent development and the author of Everyday Courage: The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers. She is a professor of applied psychology, the director of the developmental psychology program, and the co-director of the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education at New York University. She received her doctorate in human development and psychology from the School of Education at Harvard University and was an NIMH postdoctoral fellow in the psychology department at Yale University. Way's research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. Her most recent book is Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection, which Publishers Weekly calls "one of the more compulsively readable academic books on psychology in recent memory."