University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Allison Ewing, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs
John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-0835

I love working with college students. I particularly enjoy helping my students realize their goals and reach their full potential and watching them grow into responsible, independent caring leaders in the community. I am passionate about teaching and believe that students learn best when they are active agents in constructing their own knowledge. I enjoy working on a variety of projects and being a part of the great Student Services Center team! When not busy at work, I like writing and traveling anywhere new and exciting. 

Areas of expertise: 
  • Teacher-child relationship quality
  • Child development
Research Focus: 

My research primarily focuses on children’s adjustment in elementary school and the social, contextual and personal factors that can influence their adjustment. Specifically, I study how the teacher-child relationship, child gender, ethnicity, and cultural values influence children’s school adjustment.

Subjects Taught: 
  • Infancy/child development (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Research methods (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Advanced human development (undergraduate)
Select Publications: 

Please contact Dr. Allison Ewing if you are unable to locate one of the publications listed below.

Ewing, A.R., & Taylor, A.R. (2009). The role of child gender and child ethnicity in
teacher-child relationship quality and children’s behavioral adjustment in preschool.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 24, 92-105.

Gamble, W.C., Ewing, A.R., & Wilhelm, M. (2009). Parent’s views of characteristics
of out of home child care: Their role in selection, satisfaction, and confidence in
Promoting a child’s preparedness for school. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 70-82.
 young adults.

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