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Family Studies and Human Development

New book by Andrea Romero

New book by Norton School faculty Andrea Romero: Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory, by Romero, A.J., Edwards, L.M., Bauman, S., Ritter, M.K. Read more »

Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas

Dr. Charles Raison Coming to our Senses: Rethinking How We Understand and Treat Depression

In the most general sense, the Raison Lab conducts studies aimed at understanding how social and sensory pathways may be targeted as novel treatments of mood and anxiety disorders. Read more »

Researchers Explore Roots of American Indian Resilience

Each week, inside the cafeteria of the New Directions enter, a Tucson behavioral health and substance abuse tr Read more »

Nature vs. Nurture: New Science Stirs Debate

Researchers are making strides in understanding how genes work with the environment to shape behavior, adding a new twist to the age-old debate over whether nature or nurture is mostly responsible Read more »

Fashion club president aims for higher standards

Ask Stephanie McIlroy about New York Fashion Week and she will give you insight into the latest and greatest designs gracing runways. Read more »

Norton School Alum and Board Chair Finalist for Nokia Challenge

Norton School alum and Norton Advisory Board chair, Pamela Turbeville, start-up company, i-calQ, announced as finalists for the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XChallenge. Read more »

Working-class males are key to solving Tucson's poverty problem

“The absence of a father seems to be particularly hard on the sons,” says Bruce Ellis, a professor of family studies and human development at the University of Arizona. Read more »

Jose Rodas

Jose Rodas
Last Name: 
Rodas
First Name: 
Jose
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
B.A. Family and Child Studies, Montclair State University
Hometown: 
Long Branch, New Jersey

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Minor: 
Sociology
Recent Accomplishments: 

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

 

 

Jose-Michael Gonzalez

Jose Michael Gonzalez
Last Name: 
Gonzalez
First Name: 
Jose Michael
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
B.A. Child Development, A.S. Child Development
Hometown: 
Chicago, Illinois

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Minor: 
Intervention Programs & Evaluation, Minor Advisor: Michele Walsh, PhD
Recent Accomplishments: 

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH STUDIES

- Gonzalez, J.M., Ellis, B.J., Ph.D., Embry, D.D., Ph.D., Volk, A. Ph.D., & Walsh, M.E., Ph.D. (In Progress). Meaningful Roles: Anti-Bullying School-Based Intervention. (Original Study, Co-Principal Investigator)

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

- Gonzalez, J.M., & Kapahi, A. (In Progress). Understanding College Adjustment Among First Year Undergraduate Students. (Original Pilot Study, Principal Investigator)

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H., Barnett, M.A., & Curran, M.A. (In progress). Fatherhood & Employment. Manuscript.

- Ellis, B.J., Volk. A, Gonzalez, J.M., & Embry, D.D. (In Progress). The Meaningful Roles Intervention: An evolutionary approach to increasing pro-social behavior and reducing victimization in schools. Manuscript.

- Barnett, M.A., Mortensen, J.A., Gonzalez, H., & Gonzalez, J.M. (Revise & Resubmit). 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

- Barnett, M.A., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., & Gonzalez, J.M. (Under Review). Mexican Origin Mothers’ Use of Physical Discipline and Toddlers’ Behavior Problems: Moderation by Beliefs, Behaviors, and Values. Paper submission to SRCD 2015 Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. March, 2015.

- 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 submission accepted and to be presented to SRCD Special Topics Meeting: New Conceptualizations in the Study of Parenting-At-Risk, San Diego, CA. November, 2014.

- Gonzalez, J.M., Gonzalez, H., & Barnett, M.A. (2014, November). Parental School Involvement as a Protective Factor for School Success. Paper submission accepted and to be presented to NCFR 76th Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD. November, 2014.

- Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez J.M., & Barnett, M.A. (2014, November). Wellbeing in Families with Incarcerated and Uninvolved Fathers. Paper submission accepted and to be presented  to NCFR 76th Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD. November, 2014.

- Gonzalez, J.M., & Sinclair, K.O. (In Progress). Social Supports Among Youth "Coming Out." Paper

*Posters

- Gonzalez, J.M., Barnett, M.A., & Gonzalez, H. (Under Review). Social Support Networks Among Low-Income Families During Middle Childhood. Poster submission to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, San Diego, CA. November, 2014.

- Gonzalez, H., Gonzalez J.M., & Barnett, M. A. (Under Review). Parenting Beliefs, Barriers, and Practices: An assessment of the pedagogical Dimensions of Low-Income Fathers' Parenting Practices. Poster submission to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, San Diego, CA. November, 2014.

- Barnett, M. A., Gonzalez, H., & Gonzalez, J.M. (Under Review). Culturally-informed buffers of risks to supportive parenting for Meixcan origin mothers. Poster submission to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, San Diego, CA. November, 2014.

- 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 submission accepted to SRCD 2014 Special Topics Meeting, Alexandria, VA, April, 2014.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

*Instruction Appointments

- Co-Instructor (Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona) FSHD 117OL: Lifespan Human Development, Summer 2012 Pre-Session

*Graduate Teaching Assistantships

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

- Teaching Assistant  (Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona) Dynamics of Family Relationships, FSHD 257, Instructor: Dr. Ana Lucero-Liu, Spring 2014 Overall Student Evaluation: 4.56 out of 5.00

- Teaching Assistant  (Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona) Sociocultural Context of Development, FSHD 447a, Instructor: Dr. James Hunt, Fall 2013 Overall Student Evaluation: 4.57 out of 5.00

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

- 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                                       

- Behavioral Health Technician                                                       (Zarephath Preventative Services) Summer 2014

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.

                  

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & HONORS

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

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

Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet)

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

 

FAMILY STUDIES LAB AFFILIATIONS

Intervention Programs & Evaluation 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 & Huuman Development)- Advisor: Bruce J. Ellis, PhD

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

Mind-Body Medicine Lab (Psychiatry) - Advisor: Charles Raison, MD

Ayla Kapahi

Ayla Kapahi
Last Name: 
Kapahi
First Name: 
Ayla
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
B.S. Human Development, B.A. Psychology, University of California, Davis
Hometown: 
Sacramento, CA

Ayla is a first year doctoral student working with Dr. Stephen Russell. She studies LGBTQ adolescent and young adult mental and physical health. Read more »

Recent Accomplishments: 

Graduate Access Fellowship ($10,000), 2013



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