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
Caroline Chavez
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: carolinechavez@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Curran
Dan Erickson
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: ericksondh@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Emily Butler

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Coyne, S.M., Smith, N.J., Jensen, A.C., Padilla-Walker, L., & Erickson, D.H. (Submitted).  Super Mario brothers and sisters: Associations between coplaying video games and sibling conflict and affection.  Journal of Adolescence.

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

SHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Erickson, D.H. (Submitted, November 2015).  Learner-centered teaching strategies in family science.  Submitted for paper presentation at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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: Dr. Andrea Romero

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, Ph.D.

 

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 Health, (just-accepted), 00-00.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

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.

Powell, K., Walter, C. M., Valancova, K., Vincellete, T., Flores, M., & Roberts, N.A. (2011, October). Emotions in police marriages: Implications for couples under stress. Poster presented at The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR); Health, Emotions, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Valancova, K., Guan, X., Martinez-Morales, V., Bear, M., Flores, M., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2011, October). Acculturation-related differences in attitudes and experiences of physical affection and touch. Poster presented at The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR); Health, Emotions, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Aguirre, F., Flores, M., Argueta, N., & Bigler, R. (2011, February). Culturally compatible psychoeducation: Improving attitudes toward help seeking in Mexican American undergraduates. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Ana Fonseca
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: anafonseca@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Andrea Romero
Henry Gonzalez
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: henryg@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Melissa A. Barnett, Ph.D.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M. A. (2014). Romantic partner and biological father support: Associations with maternal distress in low-income Mexican-origin families. Family Relations, 63, 371-383.

Paschall, K., Gonzalez, H., Mortensen, J., Barnett, M. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2015). Children's negative emotionality moderates influence of parenting styles on preschool classroom adjustment. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology39, 1-13. 

Romero, A. J., Gonzalez, H., & Smith, B. A. (2014). Raising resilient teens: Mexican American parents speak about discrimination. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-13.

Barnett, M. A., Mortensen, J. A., Gonzalez, H. (2014). Grandmother involvement in Mexican American families: Implications for transborder relationships and maternal psychological distress. Family Issues, 1-23.

Barnett, M. A., Mortensen, J. A., Tilley, E. H., & Gonzalez, H. (2013). Global and parenting-specific social support as protective factors for the well-being of Mexican American mothers of toddlers. Family Science, 4(1), 98-109.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS  

Gonzalez, H., Pech, A. S., & Barnett, M. A. (2015). Predictors of relationship continuity in families with incarcerated fathers. Poster to be presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Gonzalez, H., Scott, M. E., & Barnett, M. A. (2015). Intergenerational transmission of parenting: The role of paternal figures on Hispanic fathers’ parenting and family Relationships. Poster presented at the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez, J., & Barnett, M. A. (2014). Wellbeing in families with incarcerated and uninvolved fathers. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez, J. M., & Barnett, M. A. (2014). Parental monitoring and children’s school and behavioral adjustment: Family structure comparisons in low-income families. Poster presented at the 2014 Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy and Practice in Alexandria, VA.

Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M. A. (2013). Economic stress and child wellbeing in Latino stepfamilies and biological families. Paper presented at the NCFR Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Gonzalez, H., Barnett, M. A., Paschall, K., Mortensen, J. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2013). Influence of biological and social father support on Mexican-American mothers' depression. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Honolulu, HI.

Gonzalez. H., Mortensen, J. A., Paschall, K., Barnett, M. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2013). Parenting practices: Contextual correlates of parenting styles among low-income mothers. Poster presented at the SRCD Biennial Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M. A. (2013). Coparenting, mother-child relationships, and child behavior problems in Mexican-American families with resident romantic partner social fathers. Poster presented at the SRCD Biennial Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M. A. (2012). Coparenting, parenting stress, and children’s emotional wellbeing in Mexican American families with romantic partner social fathers. Paper presented at the NCFR Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

 

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Family Strengthening Scholars Dissertation Fellowship - ACF- HHS ($50,000), 2014-2016.

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship ($130,000), 2011-2014, PI.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (Honorable Mention), 2012. 

National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families Fellow at Child Trends ($8,000), 2014.

Oklahoma State University Center for Family Resilience Post Doctoral Training Program

The University of Arizona Centennial Award for Doctoral Students ($500), 2014.

Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Workshop Travel Award ($1,000), 2014.

Society for Research in Child Development Student Travel Award ($300), 2013, 2015. 

The University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Award ($703), 2014.

The University of Arizona GPSC Research and Project Grant ($1,248), 2015.

The University of Arizona GPSC Outstanding Interdisciplinary Development Award ($100), 2015.

The University of Arizona Graduate Diversity Fellowship ($10,000), 2010.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society for Research in Child Development

National Council on Family Relations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Psychological Association

National Latina/o Psychological Association

Jose-Michael Gonzalez
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: jmgonzalez@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Bruce J. Ellis, Ph.D.

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH STUDIES

- Gonzalez, J.M. (In progress). Antisocial Behaviors in Adolesence: The Influence that Positive, Supportive Adults and Peers have on School and Community Engagement, (Quantitative Analysis of the Arizona Youth Survey, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission) (Original Study, Principal Investigator)

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

- Ellis, B.J., Gonzalez, J.M., Embry, D.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)

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

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

- Embry, D. D. & Gonzalez, J.M., (with Anthony Biglan). (In progress) “Evolutionary Theoretical Framework.” Manuscript to be submitted to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal Clinical Psychology.

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

- Ellis, B. J., Volk. A, Gonzalez, J.M., & Embry, D. D. (Revision under review). “An Evolutionary Approach to Reducing Bullying: Theoretical Bases and Presentation of the Meaningful Roles Intervention.” Manuscript submitted to Journal of Research on Adolescence.

- 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.

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS 

*Papers

- Gonzalez, J.M. & Barnett, M. A. (2015, November). Transformative Siblings: Co-parenting Relationships in Diverse Family Systems. Paper to be 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 to be 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 to be presented to NCFR 77th Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. 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. 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 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 - 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

Jennifer Hoenig
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: jmunley@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Stephen Russell

 

Journal Articles/Encycolpedia Entries

Snapp, S. D., Hoenig, J. M., Fields, A., & Russell, S. T. (2015). Messy, Butch, and Queer LGBTQ Youth and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Journal of Adolescent Research30(1), 57-82.

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

Schalet, A. T., Santelli, J. S., Russell, S. T., Halpern, C. T., Miller, S. A., Pickering, S. S., ... & Hoenig, J. M. (2014). Invited commentary: broadening the evidence for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and education in the United States. Journal of youth and adolescence43(10), 1595-1610.

Presentations

Tobin, C. A., Snapp, S. D., Hoenig, J. M., & Russell, S. T. (2015). “The First Kids to Go”: Discipline Disparities amongst LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 19-21.

Tobin, C. A., Snapp, S. D., Hoenig, J. M., & Russell, S. T. (2014). “The First Kids to Go”: Discipline Disparities amongst LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities. Poster presented at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Poster Forum, University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona, November 10th.

Hoenig, J. M., Snapp, S. D., Russell, S. T. (2014) Sexual Orientation, Race, and Gender Disparities in Discipline:The School to Prison Pipeline and Sexual Minority Youth. Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, Texas March 20-22.

Snapp, S. D., Hoenig, J. M., Fields, A., Russell, S. T. (2014) Messy, Butch, and Queer: Narratives of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, Texas, March 20-22.

 

Olena Kopystynska
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: kopystynska@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Melissa Barnett
Diana J. Meter
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: djmeter@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Noel Card

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015)

Student and Early Career Council Program Committee Representative (SECC), Society for Research on Child Development

Emerging Scholars Nominations Committee Representative, Society for Research on Adolescence (2014-2018)

 

Recent Publications:

Meter, D. J., & Card, N. A. (2015). Effects of Defending: The Longitudinal Relations among Defending Victimized Peers, Own Victimization and Peer-Perceived Liking. Social Development.

Meter, D. J. & Bauman, S. (In Press). When sharing is a bad idea: The effects of online social network engagement and sharing passwords with friends on cyberbullying involvement. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Meter, D. J., Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A.. (2014). Perception of Intimacy and Friendship Reciprocity Moderate Peer Influence on Aggression. Aggressive Behavior

Recent Presentations:

Meter, D. J. & Card, N. A. (April 2015). Meta-Analysis of Children and Adolescents’ Friendship Stability: A Focus on Methodological Moderators. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Bauman, S. & Meter, D. J. (September 2014). Predictors of Involvement in Cyberbullying and Cyber-Victimization. Paper presented at the European Association of Research on Adolescence Conference, Izmir, Turkey.

Meter, D. J., Card, N. A. & Ramirez, A. N. (March 2014). Betweenness centrality and bystander intervention: How network position can help predict enacted defending of victimized peers. Poster presented at the 15th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Austin, TX.

Meter, D. J. & Card, N. A. (March 2014). Does Received Defending Decrease the Impact of Peer Victimization? In D. Casper (Chair), Moving Beyond Participant Roles in Bullying to Explore Overt, Relational, and Social Participation and Associated Outcomes. Paper presented at the 15th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Austin, TX.

Meter, D. J., Card, N. A., & Ramirez, A. N. (April 2013). Benefits of Defending: The Longitudinal Relations Between Being Liked, Defending Victimized Peers, and Own Victimization. In D. Meter (Chair), Individual and Contextual Predictors and Consequences of Defending Victimized Peers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Ramirez, A. N., Card, N. A., & Meter, D. J. (April 2013). How Frequency of Extracurricular Activity Participation Impacts Aggression and Victimization Levels. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle.

Meter, D. J., Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (March 2012). Friendship quality as a moderator of friend influence on relational and overt aggression. Poster presented at the 14th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Chandni Parikh
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: parikhchandni@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Ann Mastergeorge
Katherine Paschall
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: kpaschall@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Ann Mastergeorge

Doris Duke Dissertation Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being: 

Funding awarded from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to support dissertation research for two years. 

Academic Mentors: Dr. Ann Mastergeorge (Arizona/Texas Tech); Dr. Catherine Ayoub (Brazelton Touchpoints/Harvard)
Policy Mentor: Naomi Karp, Director of Early Childhood Professional Development, The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Dissertation title: Risk & Resilience in Low-Income Families: Linking Contextual Risks, Parenting Style, Child Emotion Regulation and Maltreatment.

The aim of my dissertation is to examine trajectories of parenting styles across early childhood among low-income families, and then evaluate mechanisms of risk (i.e., contextual risks, potential for child abuse) and resilience (i.e., Early Head Start enrollment) that interact with parenting to predict children's emotion regulation development. This dissertation research utilizes secondary data analyses of Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP), a longitudinal impact study of EHS-eligible and EHS-enrolled families. 

Post Doctoral Training Program Fellow: Center for Family Resilience at Okalahoma State University

Post doctoral grant writing training for an NIH National Research Service Award (F32).

Publications

Paschall, K. W. & Mastergeorge, A. M. (Accepted). A review of 25 years of research in bidirectionality in parent-child relationships: An examination of methodological approaches. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Mastergeorge, A.M., Paschall, K. W. Dixon, D., Martinez, C.L., Mills, A., Heffern, J. (In Press, October 2015). A first look at the Preschool Strengthening Families Program in Arizona. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.

Kurth, J. A., Mastergeorge, A. M., & Paschall, K. W. (In press). Economic and demographic factors impacting placement of students with autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 

Paschall, K. W., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., Barnett, M. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2015). Children’s negative emotionality as a moderator of parenting styles on classroom adjustment in a low-income sample. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 39, 1-13.

Mastergeorge, A. M., Paschall, K. W., Loeb, S.R., Dixon, A. (2014). The Still-Face Paradigm and bidirectionality: Associations with maternal sensitivity, self-esteem and infant emotional reactivity. Infant Behavior and Development, 37(3), 387-397.  

Research Briefs

Paschall, K. & Mortensen, J. (2014). Effortful control: Implications for children’s development. Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families Research Link, 6(2). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona. Available at: https://mcclellandinstitute.arizona.edu/sites/mcclellandinstitute.arizona. edu/files/ResearchLink%206.2.pdf

Mastergeorge, A.M., Paschall, K. W., Hornstein, J., Ayoub, C., Swartz, M., & Singer, J. (2013). Positive parent-child relationships. The Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. Available at: http:// eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/docs/parent-child relationships.pdf

Mastergeorge, A.M., Paschall, K. & Sparrow, J. (2013). Families as lifelong educators. The Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/docs/rtp-series- families-as-lifelong-educators.pdf

Select Conference Presentations

Paschall, K. W. & Mortensen, J. A., Barnett, M.A. & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2015, November). The effect of cumulative enrollment in Early Head Start on parenting. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Paschall, K. W. & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2015, November). Using Early Head Start Research to Inform the Family Stress Model. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop Pre-Conference at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Paschall, K. W., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., & Mastergeorge, A. (2015, March). Family Conflict Moderates Early Parent-Child Behavioral Transactions. In M.A. Barnett (Chair), Longitudinal Parent-Child Behavioral Transactions: Moderation by Family, Mother and Child Characteristics. Symposium conducted at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Paschall, K. W., (2015, March). A Meta-Analysis of the Influence of Global Parenting Styles on Early Childhood Self-Regulation. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  

Paschall, K. W., Mastergeorge, A.M. (2014, July). Bidirectionality in Early Relationships: The Influence of Supportive and Negative Parenting in Parent-Child Interactions. Poster presented at the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Paschall, K. W., Mastergeorge, A.M., Dixon, A., Dixon, D., & Curley, D. (2014, June). Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement in a Parent-Mediated Intervention in High Risk Families. Poster presented at the World Association on Infant Mental Health World Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Paschall, K. W., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., Barnett, M. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2013, July). Parenting Style, Gender and Teacher-Child Relationships: A Cluster Analysis Approach. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Paschall, K. W., Gonzalez, H., Mortensen, J., Barnett, M.A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2013, April). Predicting Pre-Kindergarten Social Competence and Emotion Regulation from Maternal Interaction Styles at 36 Months. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Paschall, K. W., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (October, 2012). An Analysis of Parenting Stress and Positive Parenting Behaviors in At-Risk Mothers:  A Parent-Mediated Intervention. In M.A. Barnett & A. M. Mastergeorge (Chairs), Parenting Stress Predictors and Implications in Mexican American Families. Symposium conducted at the National Council on Family Relations Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Alexandria Pech
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: alexandriapech@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Curran

National Science Foundation Graduate Rsearch 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.

Alysha N. Ramirez
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: anram33@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Noel Card, PhD

Ramirez, A. N. (2015, March). A daily diary text message approach to researching peer relations in adolescence. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Moore, K.A.. Ramirez, A.N. (2015). Adverse childhood experience and adolescent well-being: Do protective factors matter? Child Indicators, 1-18.

Ramirez, A. N., Card, N. A., (2014, March). Benefits of Organized Activity Participation for Diverse Youth. Poster submitted to the 15th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Austin, TX. 

Ramirez, A.N., Card, N.A., & Hodges, E.V.E. (2013, April). Directional patterns of aggression in multi ethnic classrooms. Symposium paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Ramirez, A.N., Card, N.A., & Meter, D.M. (2013, April). How frequency of extracurricular activity participation impacts aggression and victimization levels. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Ramirez, Alysha. (2014). Bullying and the Role of Parents (Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families ResearchLink, Vol. 6, No. 1). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona

Harbin, V.A., Ramirez, A.N., Terzian, M., & Moore, K.A. (2014). An Analysis of State Underage Drinking Policies and Adolescent Alcohol Use. Washington, DC: Child Trends Research Institute

Moore, K. A., Caal, S., Carney, R., Lippman, L., Li, W., Muenks, K., Terzian, M., & Ramirez, A.N. (2014). Integrated Student Supports: Assessing the Evidence. Making The Grade, 3. Washington, DC: Child Trends Research Institute

Ramirez, A.N. (2014, April). Benefits of Activity Participation in a Diverse Sample [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/blog/2014-04-30-benefits-activity-par...

Ramirez, A.N. (2014, April). Adolescence In Diverse Contexts: Poster Session Review [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/blog/2014-04-09-adolescence-diverse-c...

Ramirez, A.N. (2014, February). Research on Other Ethnic Minority Groups Part 3: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/blog/2014-02-11-research-other-ethnic...

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

 

 

Nila Shakiba
Family Studies and Human Development
Email: nshakiba@email.arizona.edu
Advisor: Bruce J. Ellis, Ph.D.
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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