University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences


Graduate Student Recent Accomplishments

Payal Anand
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: payala1@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Andrea Romero, PhD
Dan Erickson
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: ericksondh@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Emily Butler

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Coyne, S.M., Jensen, A.C., Smith, N.J., & Erickson, D.H. (2016). Super Mario brothers and sisters: Associations between coplaying video games and sibling conflict and affection. Journal of Adolescence47, 48-59.

Stockdale, L., Coyne, S.M., Nelson, D.A. & Erickson, D.H. (2015).  Borderline personality features, jealousy, and cyberbullying in adolescence.  Personality & Individual Differences, 83, 148-153.

SHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Erickson, D.H., Hollifield, C., Butler, E.A., Conger, K.J. (March, 2015).  From warmth to conflict: The role of siblings in adolescent self-esteem.  Poster presentation at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Bienniel Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Topcu, C., Erickson, D.H., Card, N.A., Bauman, S.A., & Erdur-Baker, Ö (2014).  Parental monitoring of online activity among Turkish and American adolescents.  Oral presentation submitted at the biannual meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Izmir, Turkey. 

Erickson, D.H., Card, N.A., & Bauman, S.A. (2014).  From the backyard to the schoolyard; Influences of sibling aggression on peer aggression.  Poster presentation at the 2014 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Bauman, S.A., Card, N.A., Erickson, D.H., Williams, T. (March, 2014).  Teachers and cyberbullying: Views and comparisons to students.  Paper presentation at the 2014 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Erickson, D.H., Card, N.A. & Bauman, S.A. (2013).  Parenting in cyberspace: What parents know and what they don’t.  Poster presentation at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Topcu, C., Card, N.A., Bauman, S.A. & Erickson, D.H. (2013).  Self-other discrepancies in reports of cyberaggression and cybervictimization.  Paper presented at symposium at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Bauman, S.A., Card, N.A.Erickson, D.H., & Williams, T. (2012).  Highlights from Wave 1 Data: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of the Emergence of Cyberbullying from Childhood to Adolescence.  Presentation at COST IS0801 International Conference on Cyberbullying, Paris, France.

Erickson, D.H. & Day, R.D. (2011).  Fathers of flourishing families.  Poster presented at the anual conference of the Pacific Sociologial Association, Seattle, WA. 

Jacy K Farkas
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: jkbell@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Michele Walsh, PhD

Related Links

Sonoran UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Disabilities) - http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu

A Person-Centered Arizona - www.person-centeredaz.org

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jacy_Farkas

Melissa Flores
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: maflor@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Emily Butler

 

Publications

Vargas, P. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (2014). Sleep quality and body mass index in college students: The role of sleep disturbances. Journal of American College Health62(8), 534-541.

 

Selected Presentations 

Flores, M., & A. Fonseca. (2016, January) The effects of hopelessness and marital status on insulin resistance in women. Poster accepted for presentation at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA

Gouker, L.K, Flores, M., Butler, E.A. (2016, January) You make me sick: Daily stress mediates the relationship between protecting and changing with somatic symptoms. Poster accepted for presentation at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., & Butler, E. A. (2016, January). 10 things I hate about you: daily negativity, partner influences and support, and daily eating habits. Talk accepted for presentation at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., & Butler, E. A. (2015, May) Actor-partner emotion regulation and demand-withdraw behavior.  Talk accepted for presentation at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, New York, NY. 

Flores, M., Borders J., Butler, E.A. (2015, March) Weight maintenance in couples: positive and negative partner influences on BMI and percent body fat. Poster submitted to the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA. 

Vargas, P. A., Morton T. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (May, 2014) Sleeping patterns and psychological risk factors among college students. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Flores, M, Swanson, H., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2013, February) Sleeping together: marital satisfaction and the social context of sleep. Poster presented at The Happiness and Well-Being Pre-Conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Flores, M., Lara, G., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, April). Health in happiness: predictors of self-reported health in college students. Poster presented at The Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Reno, NV.

Lara, G., Flores, M., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, May). Allergies and self-medication in college students.  Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

 

Ana Laura Fonseca
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: anafonseca@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Emily Butler
Jose-Michael Gonzalez
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: jmgonzalez@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Kirk A. Astroth, Ed.D. & Melissa A. Curran, Ph.D.

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH STUDIES

- Gonzalez, J.M. (In progress). Variability in Antisocial and Prosocial Behviors in Early Adolescence: Contributions of Peer Behavior and Perceptions of Adult and Peer Feedback, (Quantitative Analysis of the 2012 Arizona Youth Survey, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission) (Original Study).

- Ellis, B.J. Ph.D., Gonzalez, J.M., Embry, D.D., Ph.D., Volk, A., Ph.D., & Walsh, M.E., Ph.D. (In development). A Randomized Trial of a Developmentally-Informed Strategy to Improve School Safety and Climate: Meaningful Roles for Youth (Project Coordinator)

- Gonzalez, J.M., Sinclair, K.O., Ph.D., D'Augelli, A.R., Ph.D. (In progress). Extended Family Members as Support Against Negative Parental Reactions to Coming Out. (Quantitative Study Coordinator)

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gamble, H., & Curran, M.A., Ph.D. (In progress)Dynamics of Relational Sacrificing(Original Study, Co-Principal Investigator)

Gonzalez, J.M., Akcabozan, B., Gamble, H., & Curran, M.A., Ph.D. (In progress). Variability in Daily Relationship Quality: The Roles of Daily Sacrifice Motives and Gender(Original Study, Co-Principal Investigator)

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

- Ellis, B. J., Volk. A, Gonzalez, J.M., & Embry, D. D. (2015). "The Meaningful Roles Intervention: An Evolutionary Approach to Reducing Bullying and Increasing Prosocial Behavior.” Journal of Research on Adolescence, ***(*), 1–16. doi:10.1111/jora.12243

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M. A. (Under Revision). “Parental School Involvement as a Protective Factor for School Success.” Manuscript to be submitted to Journal of Child and Family Studies.

- Barnett, M. A., Mortensen, J.A., Gonzalez, H., & Gonzalez, J.M. (Revision under review).“Cultural factors moderating links between neighborhood disadvantage and parenting and co-parenting among Mexican Origin Families.” Manuscript submitted to Journal of Family Issues.

- Gonzalez, J.M., Sinclair, K. O., & D'Augelli, A. R., Grossman, A. H., (Chapter Abstract Submitted). “Intersectionality and Well-Being Among Racial/Ethnic Minority & LGB Youth/Adolescents: Extended Family Members as Support Against Negative Parental Reactions to Coming Out.” In Well-Being of Youth & Emerging Adults Across Cultures. Springer Publishing.

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H., Parikh, C., & Barnett, M. A. (In progress). “The Influence of Father’s Labor Force Experiences on Child & Family Functioning.”

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS 

*Papers

- Gonzalez, J.M. & Barnett, M. A. (2015, November). Transformative Siblings: Co-parenting Relationships in Diverse Family Systems. Paper presented to Theories Workshop Pre-Conference of the NCFR 77th Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. https://www.ncfr.org/sites/default/files/downloads/news/theory_construct...

- Barnett, M. A., Mortensen, J. A., Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H. (2015, November). Mexican Origin Mothers’ Use of Physical Discipline and Toddlers’ Behavior Problems: Moderation by Cultural Values and Parenting Beliefs. Paper presented to NCFR 77th Annual National Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. https://www.ncfr.org/sites/default/files/downloa/news/2015_complete_prog...

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M.A. (2014, November). Parental School Involvement as a Protective Factor for School Success. Paper presented to NCFR 76th Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD. USA. https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2014/wednesday/parental-impact-child-outcomes

- Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez J.M., & Barnett, M.A. (2014. November). Wellbeing in Families with Incarcerated and Uninvolved FathersPaper presented to NCFR 76th Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD. USA. https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2014/thursday/issues-fathering

- Barnett, M.A., Mortenson, J., Gonzalez H., & Gonzalez, J.M. (2014, November). Culturally-Informed Buffers of Risks to Supportive Parenting for Mexican Origin Mothers. Paper presented to SRCD Special Topics Meeting: New Conceptualizations in the Study of Parenting-At-Risk, San Diego, CA. USA. http://www.srcd.org/sites/default/files/documents/2014_srcd_parenting-at...

*Posters

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gamble, H., & Curran, M. A. (2015, November). Approach-Avoidance Motivations of Sacrifice and Relational Quality. Poster presented to NCFR 77th Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Awarded the "2015 Family Therapy Section Outstanding Poster Award by a Student" from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). https://www.ncfr.org/sites/default/files/downloa/news/2015_complete_prog...

- Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez, J.M., & Barnett, M.A. (2014, April). Parental Monitoring and Children’s School and Behavioral Adjustment: Family Structure Comparisons in Low-Income Families. Poster presented to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, Alexandria, VA., USA http://www.srcd.org/sites/default/files/documents/2014_policy_program_bo...

- Walsh, M., Kaplan, D., Dominguez, V., deBlois, M., Gonzalez, J.M., Van Dop, M., & Blackey, A. (2014). Understanding Kind Campuses: Partnering with the Ben’s Bells Project to Measure Kindness in Schools. Poster presented to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Poster Forum, University of Arizona, USA http://research.cals.arizona.edu/content/understanding-kind-campuses-par...

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* COURSE INSTRUCTION

Lead Instructor (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)                                 Sociocultural Context of Human Development, FSHD 447a, In-class: Fall 2015

Co-Instructor (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)                                          Lifespan Development, FSHD 117 (Lifespan Human Development) On-line: Pre-Session, Summer 2014

* TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)              Advanced Theories of Family Relations, FSHD 487, Instructor: Dr. Melissa Curran, Spring 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)             Sociocultural Context of Development, FSHD 447a, Instructor: Dr. Linda Pallock, Spring 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)              Advanced Theories of Family Relations, FSHD 487, Instructor: Dr. Adam Clark, Fall 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)              Close Relationships, FSHD 237, Instructor: Dr. Kelly Nichols, Spring 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)              Advanced Theories of Family Relations, FSHD 487, Instructor: Dr. Melissa Curran, Fall 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)              Dynamics of Family Relationships, FSHD 257, Instructor: Dr. Ana Lucero-Liu, Spring 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)              Sociocultural Context of Development, FSHD 447a, Instructor: Dr. James Hunt, Fall 2013

* GUEST LECTURES

Guest Lecture (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)                                    Development in the Context of Peers, Schools, & Community: Youth Development & After School Programs, FSHD 447a, Instructor: Dr. Angela Taylor, Fall 2014 Overall Student Evaluation: 4.77 out of 5.00

Guest Lecture (Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)                                    Feminism FSHD 487, Instructor: Dr. Melissa Curran, Fall 2014  Overall Student Evaluation: 4.73 out of 5.00

Guest Lecture (Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)                Unmarried Lives: Singlehood & Cohabitation FSHD 257, Instructor: Dr. Ana Lucero-Liu, Spring 2014 Overall Student Evaluation: 4.56 out of 5.00

Guest Lecture (Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona)               Development in the Context of Peers, Schools, & Community: After School Programs, FSHD 447a, Instructor: Dr. James Hunt, Fall 2013 Overall Student Evaluation: 4.57 out of 5.00

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

- Behavioral Health Technician                                                  (TMM Family Services, Inc.)                         May 2015-Present

Assist enhancing children and youth independent living skills (pro-social behavior, personal hygiene, and day-to-day living tasks) while promoting economic and social self-sufficiency in group and in the community.

- Academic Tutor    (CATS Academic Department, Student Learning Services, University of Arizona) 2014-Present                                                                                                                                            

Subjects: RNR 170C1:Our Place in Nature: Biology and the Environment; EDP/FSHD/PSY 200: Evolution and Human Development; Spanish 102: Second Semester Spanish                                      

              

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & HONORS

National Council on Family Relations - Family Therapy Section Outstanding Student Poster Award, 2015

Society for Research in Child Development - Teaching Mentorship Program Scholar, 2015

National Research Council of the National Academies - Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (Honorable Mention) - 2015

Society for Research in Child Development - Ethnic/Racial Issues & Student/Early Career Committees (Elected Representative) - 2014-2018

University of Arizona - Graduate & Professional Student Council Travel Grant ($750.00), 2015

University of Arizona - Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences Travel Grant ($300.00), 2015

University of Arizona - Mildred R. Hardin Scholarship ($2679.50), 2015

University of Arizona - Graduate & Professional Student Council Travel Grant ($750.00), 2014

University of Arizona - Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences Travel Grant ($250.00), 2014

University of Arizona - Agriculture & Life Sciences Scholarship ($2679.50), 2014-2015

University of Arizona - CALS Graduate College Fellowship, ($4,000), 2014-2015

University of Arizona - Graduate Access Fellowship ($10,000), 2013-2014

University of Arizona - Ruth R. Cowden Scholarship  ($3,408), 2013

University of Arizona - Summer Research Institute Fellowship ($5,000), 2013

Society for Research in Child Development - Frances Degan Horowitz Millenium Scholar, 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Human Development Intervention Network (HDIN), Global Network for Intervention Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries http://lamic.causelabs.com/

Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet), http://azenet.wildapricot.org/

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Student & Early Career Representative on the Ethnic & Racial Issues Committee & Student & Early Career Council (SECC) http://www.srcd.org/

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), https://www.ncfr.org/

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), http://www.naeyc.org/

 

FAMILY STUDIES LAB AFFILIATIONS

Community Research Evaluation & Development Lab (Frances McClelland Institute) - Advisor: Michele Walsh, PhD

Joint Ventures Child Development Lab (Family Studies & Human Development) - Advisors: Ann Mastergeorge, PhD & Melissa Barnett, PhD

Evolutionary Development Lab (Family Studies & Human Development)- Advisor: Bruce J. Ellis, PhD

Evaluation Group and Development (Psychology) - Advisor: Lee Sechrest, PhD

Center for Research in Classrooms (Education) - Advisor: Francesca Lopez, PhD

Sei Eun Kim
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: seieunkim@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Andrea Romero, Ph.D.
Olena Kopystynska
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: kopystynska@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Melissa Barnett

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2016)The interplay of maternal sensitivity and gentle control when predicting children's subsequent academic functioning: Evidence of mediation by effortful control. Developmental Psychology, 52(6), 909-921. doi:10.1037/dev0000122

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS  

Kopystynska, O., Paschall, K. W., & Barnett, M. A. (accepted). Change and stability of parental conflict using person-centered approach. Poster to be presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN in November, 2016.

Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, November). Marital satisfaction and parent-child relationship predict child affect. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, March). Prospective relations of maternal gentle control to children’s effortful control and academic functioning: Moderation by sensitivity. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Graduate & Professional Student Council Travel Grant, 2016

Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences Travel Grant, 2015

Graduate Access Fellowship, 2015

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

National Council on Family Relations

Chandni Parikh
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: parikhchandni@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Ann Mastergeorge
Alexandria Pech
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: alexandriapech@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Curran

 

The University of Arizona 2015 Centennial Graduate Achievement Award 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2015 Honorable Mention

Amanda Pollitt
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: apollitt@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Stephen T. Russell

Pollitt, A. M., Grossman, A. H., & Russell, S. T. (in progress). The roles of coming out stress and social support on depression for bisexual women and men.

Katz-Wise, S. L., Calzo, J. P., Li, G., & Pollitt, A. (2014). Same data, difference perspectives: What is at stake? Response to Savin-Williams and Joyner (2014a) [Letter to the editor]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 15-19.

Curran, M. A., McDaniel, B. T., Pollitt, A. M., & Totenhagen, C. J. (in press). Gender, power, emotion work, and relationship quality: A daily diary study. Sex Roles. 

Russell, S. T., Serido, J., Muraco, J. A., Pollitt, A. M., & Conger. K.J. (revision submitted). Financial stress and alcohol behaviors during young adulthood: Does an account with the bank of mom and dad help or hurt? Journal of Marriage and Family.

Li, G., Pollitt, A.M., Russell, S.T. (2015). Depression and sexual orientation during young adulthood: Diversity and the role of gender nonconformity. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Russell, S.T. & Pollitt, A.M. (2013). A positive view of LGBTQ [Book review]. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5, 239-242.

Russell, S.T., Pollitt, A.M., Hoenig, J.M. (2015). The school environment for LGBTQ youth. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Jose Miguel Rodas
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: jmrodas@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Andrea Romero, Ph.D

Honors/Awards

National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2014-2017) $32,000.00, annually.

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2014). Honorable Mention.

GPSC Travel Grant Award (2013). $500.00

FSHD Travel Grant (2013). $200.00

Graduate Access Fellowship (2013-2014). $10,000.00

 

 

Maura Shramko
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: mshramko@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Andrea Romero
Shannon Warren
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: swarren6@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Melissa Barnett


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