Predictors and outcomes of in-school music enrollment
Development of Emotion Portrayal
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 school entry; academic outcomes for low-income and minority populations; assessment and evaluation
Development in the School Context, Resilience, Human Flourishing, SES and Development
Autism spectrum disorders, fMRI, cerebellum, sex differences, social perception
Academic outcomes for students with autism in elementary and secondary school; private speech use in young children when using digital technology versus material tasks
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)
assessments in educational decision-making; whole-school improvement via multi-tiered service delivery models; collaboration between special and general educators; benefits of social-emotional teaching on a variety of student outcomes
Applied Developmental Psychology
Bilingualism and Executive Function, Neural Mechanism of Multiple Language Acquisition
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)
Teacher professional development, psychology, developmental psychology, classroom quality
executive function; social cognition; intervention
Embodied cognition, social cognition, social and emotional development, art education
Mechanisms impacting social and emotional development; pretend play; measurement
Student persistence within in-school music electives; role of musical instrument choice and school transition
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