ADP Colloquia Series

Spring 2021

All colloquia will take place in Horizon Hall (Room 3008) @ 12:00pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. All members of the GMU community are welcome to attend.

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Sep 1 Charles Barrett Loudon County Public Schools Promoting equitable outcomes for students and families: The role of social justice and systems
Sep 8 Laura Winkler George Mason University GMU career resources and options for graduate students in psychology
Sep 15 Student Presentations George Mason University TBA
Sep 22 Hilah Kaufman

George Mason University

The career path of a psychologist in the tech industry
Sep 29

Peter Sheras

University of Virginia

Bullying: What can we do and who can do it?

Oct 6


Institute for Education Sciences Non-academic career(s): Life as an IES program officer
Oct 13 Natalia Palacios University of Virginia Engaging families through home visiting: A culturally informed approach
Oct 20

Angel Dunbar

University of Maryland

Building resistance against the emotional pain of racism: The strengths of Black parents and children

Oct 27

Debra Roberts

Howard University

Cultural assets as moderators: Implications for child development

Nov 3

Adam Winsler & Alenamie Alegrado

George Mason University

Music and academic performance: Does music make kids smarter or do smart kids select into music? Insights from the Miami School Readiness Project

Nov 10 Colleen Vesely George Mason University

Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) to understand the experiences of immigrant families

Nov 17 Kelly Fisher Society for Research in Child Development

Exploring policy-related training opportunities and career paths

Dec 1 Becca Ullrich Virginia Department of Education

Child development and early childhood care and education policy

Archive of Recent ADP Colloquia Series

Spring 2021 (COVID-19)

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Feb 3 Koraly Perez-Edgar Pennsylvania State University Temperament in context: How the individual and the environment together shape socioemotional trajectories
Feb 10 Kimber Bogard New York Academy of Medicine Resident-led research, policy, and power to promote child health and well-being
Feb 17 Frank Worrell

University of California– Berkeley

Time perspective and adolescent functioning: Measures and correlates
Feb 24

Arya Ansari

The Ohio State University

The long-term benefits of early childhood education

Mar 3 Christina Cipriano Yale Child Study Center SEL for traditionally underserved students and educators
Mar 10 Timothy Klitz Washington & Jefferson College A career in academia: From Ph.D. to small college teaching, mentoring, research, and advising
Mar 17

George DuPaul

Lehigh University

Developmental trajectories for young children at-risk for ADHD: Intervention outcomes and academic functioning

Mar 24

Anne Cash

University of North Carolina– Charlotte

Teachers' and coaches' professional vision

Apr 14 Jade Jenkins University of California– Irvine

The returns of an additional year of schooling: The case of state-mandated kindergarten

Apr 21 Marc Hernandez NORC at the University of Chicago

NORC Early Childhood Research and Practice Collaborative: The Rainin Foundation Collaboration and SEEDS of Learning RCT

Apr 28 Julie Vaisarova University of Minnesota

Creativity vs. control? Untangling the contribution of executive function to children's creative thinking

Fall 2020 (COVID-19)

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Sep 2 Samantha Karalus Fairfax County Public Schools Evaluation research at FCPS
Sep 9 Steven Holochwost WolfBrown/John Hopkins University Risk, self-regulation, and the promise of education
Sep 16 Nancy Adler & Glenn Ann Martin

Private Practice

Your mental health: Coping skills, processing COVID-19 crisis and schooling from home
Sep 23

Jordan Greenburg


Courtney Ricciardi

Current ADP PhD Students

Predictors and outcomes of delayed kindergarten entry and early retention

Preventing the excellence gap: Early predictors and trajectories of advanced course selection for low-income children of color

Sep 30 Bweikia Steen George Mason University Hear our cries: Meeting the needs of African American children during the early years
Oct 7 Laurie Bayet George Mason University Faces, objects, and agents: How infants and children understand the visual world
Oct 14 Christine Erdie-Lalena Wake Forest School of Medicine

Intersection of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal Autism research and its clinical application

Oct 21 Holly Matto George Mason University The healing power of creative arts on biopsychosocial functioning
Oct 28 Celeste Malone Howard University Recognizing and addressing microaggressions for anti-racist psychology practice
Nov 4 Natasha Cabrera University of Maryland

Father-child relationships and children's development in early childhood

Nov 11 Toya Frank George Mason University

Examining the trajectories of Black mathematics teachers

Nov 18 Fantasy Lozada Virginia Commonwealth University

A theory of biculturalism and emotion regulatory flexibility among African American adolescents

Spring 2020 (COVID-19)

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Jan 29 Benjamin Converse University of Virginia Overlooking subtractive improvements
Feb 5 Allison Jack George Mason University Sex differences in the social brain: Insights from autism
Feb 12 Jatin Ambegaonkar

George Mason University

Arts for health, health for artists across the lifespan
Feb 19 Melanie Killen University of Maryland The origins of morality: Developing a society of equals
Mar 4 Olga Kornienko George Mason University Benefits of intergroup connections: Understanding how peer networks shape academic and socio-emotional development of diverse youth
Apr 1 Ian Lyons Georgetown

The curious case of quantity: Evolution, culture, and short-term memory

Fall 2019

Date Presenter Affiliation Title
Sep 4 Gerald Clore University of Virginia The emotion-cognition connection: The impact of affect depends on its object
Sep 11 Amanda P. Williford University of Virginia Supporting Children’s School Readiness through Teacher-Child Relationships and Statewide Assessment Systems
Sep 18 Manica Ramos

Child Trends

Working at a non-profit research organization – Child Trends
Sep 25 Peter Leone University of Maryland Research, Scholarship, and Social Justice: Promoting Equity for Marginalized Groups
Oct 2 Ellen Serafini George Mason University Differential predictability and dynamicity of individual differences in second language learning
Oct 9 Kathleen Moritz Rudasill Virginia Commonwealth University Temperament-based interventions in schools
Oct 16 Yulia Chentsova Georgetown Cultural shaping of emotional functioning
Oct 23 Sabine Doebel George Mason University Preregistering your psychological research, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love preregistration
Oct 30  Kostadin Kushlev Georgetown

The social price of constant connectivity: Smartphones impose subtle costs on well-being

Nov 6 Chelsea Derlan Williams Virginia Commonwealth University A developmental approach to ethnic-racial socialization and ethnic-racial identity
Nov 13 Jessica Connelly University of Virginia Early nurture epigenetically tunes the oxytocin receptor
Nov 20 Susan Lapham American Institute for Research

Project Talent: A short history of a very long study