Jose-Michael Gonzalez is a first-year doctoral student currently working on research focused on school context mediators of stress primarily in immigrant and economically disadvantaged children and families. His research interests include parental involvement, dyadic relationships and interactions, early child development in unique family structures, and intervention measurement and evaluation including out-of-school time environments.
Jose-Michael's research aims are largely strength-based, focused on uncovering protective factors for parenting and child development among immigrant, ethnic minority, and economically disadvantaged populations. Jose-Michael's specific interests include (i) ethnic minority and economic disadvantage impacts on human development (ii) sociocultural influences on parenting (iii) family relationships and early childhood education (iv) extended family relationships (v) policy and practice: interventions and program measurement/evaluation (vi) applied statistical analysis.
Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M.A. (under review). Parental School Involvement as a Protective Factor for Early School Success. Poster submission to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, Alexandria, VA, April, 2014.
Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez, J.M., & Barnett, M.A. (under review). Parental Monitoring and Children’s School and Behavioral Adjustment: Family Structure Comparisons in Low-Income Families. Poster submission to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, Alexandria, VA, April, 2014.
Gonzalez, J.M., & Barnett, M.A. (2013, July). Social Support Networks Among Low-Income Families During Middle Childhood. Paper Talk & Poster presented at the University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium Symposium, Tucson, AZ.
Teaching Assistant (Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona) Sociocultural Context of Development, FSHD 447a, Instructor: Dr. James Hunt, Fall 2013
Society for Research in Child Devlopment (SRCD)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
- University of Arizona - Ruth R. Cowden Scholarship ($3,408), 2013
- University of Arizona - Graduate Access Fellowship ($10,000), 2013
- University of Arizona - Summer Research Institute Fellowship ($5,000), 2013
- Society for Research in Child Development - Frances Degan Horowitz Millenium Scholar, 2013