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Through their dedication to high-quality research and analysis, our faculty are engaged in the tasks of creating new knowledge, insight, information, options and solutions that are effective and enduring and will promote new research and training in areas related to the creation of a better tomorrow for children, youth, families and populations.
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    Robert Bradley
    Professor

    Bradley is a joint professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and Department of Psychology.

    480-965-6439
    Richard Fabes
    School Director & Professor

    Fabes' research interests include children's adjustment to school, emotional development, peer relationships, and gender.

    480-965-4892
    SS 131
    William Griffin
    Professor

    Griffin builds agent-based models of micro-social interaction.

    Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity 402 ISTB-1, 530 East Orange Street
    Laura Hanish
    Professor

    Hanish studies girls’ and boys’ peer relationships; aggression, harassment, and bullying; and school-related contexts and outcomes.

    480-965-8133
    SS 125
    Stephen Kulis
    Professor

    Kulis is the director of research and co-PI for ASU's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), which is an National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence for health disparities research.

    602-496-3333
    University Center (ASU Downtown) 722E
    Becky Ladd
    Professor

    Ladd's research explores children's social development and peer relationships.

    480-965-3329
    COWDN 100
    Gary Ladd
    Professor

    Ladd is a Cowden Distinguished Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and the Department of Psychology at ASU.

    480-727-6621
    COWDN 129A
    Carol Martin
    Professor

    Core scholarly themes in Martin's research include Adolescents, Peer Relationships, School Success, and Dynamical Assessment.

    480-965-5861
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    Tracy Spinrad
    Professor

    Spinrad's research focuses on the socio-emotional development of young children, particularly the relations of children’s self-regulation abilities to children’s social adjustment.

    480-727-7925
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    Robert Bradley
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    Bradley is a joint professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and Department of Psychology.

    480-965-6439
    Steve Elliott
    Professor
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    Payne Hall, Suite 308 K
    Richard Fabes
    School Director & Professor

    Fabes' research interests include children's adjustment to school, emotional development, peer relationships, and gender.

    480-965-4892
    SS 131
    William Griffin
    Professor

    Griffin builds agent-based models of micro-social interaction.

    Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity 402 ISTB-1, 530 East Orange Street
    Laura Hanish
    Professor

    Hanish studies girls’ and boys’ peer relationships; aggression, harassment, and bullying; and school-related contexts and outcomes.

    480-965-8133
    SS 125
    Stephen Kulis
    Professor

    Kulis is the director of research and co-PI for ASU's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), which is an National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence for health disparities research.

    602-496-3333
    University Center (ASU Downtown) 722E
    Gary Ladd
    Professor

    Ladd is a Cowden Distinguished Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and the Department of Psychology at ASU.

    480-727-6621
    COWDN 129A
    Becky Ladd
    Professor

    Ladd's research explores children's social development and peer relationships.

    480-965-3329
    COWDN 100
    Carol Martin
    Professor

    Core scholarly themes in Martin's research include Adolescents, Peer Relationships, School Success, and Dynamical Assessment.

    480-965-5861
    SS 119
    Tracy Spinrad
    Professor

    Spinrad's research focuses on the socio-emotional development of young children, particularly the relations of children’s self-regulation abilities to children’s social adjustment.

    480-727-7925
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    Tashia Abry
    Research Assistant Professor

    Abry studies school-based programs with the goal of pinpointing critical program elements, and identifies factors that can be leveraged to optimize learning contexts and inform teacher professional development.

    480-727-9205
    Jose Causadias
    Assistant Professor

    Causadias connects different methods, theories, and ideas related to culture in order to improve health and well-being.

    480-727-4358
    Dawn DeLay
    Assistant Professor

    DeLay's research focus is on peer relationships. Key themes include how peer relationships impact child and adolescent adjustment and well-being.

    480-965-2740
    Kit Elam
    Assistant Professor

    Elam's research examines the interplay between children's genetic predispositions and family environments in child psychopathology.

    480-727-8253
    Steve Elliott
    Professor
    480-965-8712
    Payne Hall, Suite 308 K
    Richard Fabes
    School Director & Professor

    Fabes' research interests include children's adjustment to school, emotional development, peer relationships, and gender.

    480-965-4892
    SS 131
    William Griffin
    Professor

    Griffin builds agent-based models of micro-social interaction.

    Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity 402 ISTB-1, 530 East Orange Street
    Laura Hanish
    Professor

    Hanish studies girls’ and boys’ peer relationships; aggression, harassment, and bullying; and school-related contexts and outcomes.

    480-965-8133
    SS 125
    Masumi Iida
    Assistant Professor

    Iida’s research interests span several domains of social, health, and quantitative psychology.

    480-965-3097
    Justin Jager
    Assistant Professor

    Jager is a developmental psychologist whose research is devoted to unpacking how complex person-context interactions across adolescence and the transition to adulthood inform substance use/abuse and mental health.

    480-727-9673

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    Megan Costa
    Postdoc Asst (FSC) nb2008

    Costa is a social demographer who studies household dynamics and maternal and child health in low and middle-income countries. She specializes in longitudinal consequences of fertility and family change.

    480-965-3943
    Cassandra Cotton
    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Cassandra Cotton is a family demographer whose work primarily investigates the intersections between migration, family dynamics, and health in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Postdoc Asst (FSC) nb2008
    Postdoctoral Scholar
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    Denise Barnard
    Academic Success Specialist

    Academic Success Specialist in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics

    480-965-2031
    Lisa Barth
    Academic Success Coordinator

    Academic Success Coordinator for the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics

    480-965-7548
    SS 100B PO Box 873701
    Editor Associate
    The Sanford School mail code 3701
    Ashley Bustamante
    Graduate Advisor

    Ashley Bustamante is a Graduate Program Student Service Support Coordinator in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

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    480-965-7257
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    Gere Clark
    Coordinator

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    Graduate Coordinator
    480-965-6874
    Social Sciences Building 100A
    Sarah Ericson
    Administrative Specialist
    480-965-4233
    Research Analyst Assistant
    Academic Success Coordinator
    480-965-3130
    SS 112

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