Predictors and outcomes of in-school music enrollment
Autism, parenting, and joint attention
Classrooms as a context for student learning and development; Teacher–student interactions; Classroom quality and variability; Social-emotional teaching, Quantitative Methods.
Executive function, cognitive control, self-control, cognitive development, conceptual development
Developmental Psychology; Social Cognitive Development; Social and Emotional Learning; Play, Pretend, Imagination; Theatre, Drama and The Arts
grade retention; delayed kindergarten entry; high-stakes, standardized testing; early childhood education; academic achievement
Social-emotional teaching and parenting; early childhood emotional development, social determinants of mental health
language development, early childhood learning environments, interventions serving disadvantaged communities
Autism spectrum disorders, fMRI, cerebellum, sex differences, social perception
Child & Adolescent Development, Peer Networks, Peer Influence, Development of Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Youth, Psychological Adjustment, Health-Risk Behavior, Social Network Analysis, Social Neuroendocrinology (Cortisol and Testosterone)
Bilingualism, ELL factors, Socioeconomic and Social Biases, Achievement Gap
Children and life span development- particularly helping children who lag in cognitive development catch up to their peers.
The excellence gap, access to gifted programs, tracking, educational outcomes for low-income and minority populations.
Relationship between Executive Functioning and Weight Management in Early Childhood; Educational Trajectories of Children with Emotional Disability (ED)
Pretend Play, Imagination, Video Games, Creativity, Psychology of the Arts
executive function; social cognition; intervention
Embodied cognition, social cognition, social and emotional development, art education
Student persistence within in-school music electives; role of school transition and musical instrument choice
Children's transition to school, development of self-regulation/executive functioning, private speech, bilingual language development, the arts and child development, long-term pre-K effects, advanced course placement, and educational success and equity for children of color
Discrimination, Social Dynamics, The Marching Arts, Intergroup Contact, Race and Sexuality