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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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    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
    Sarah Lindstrom Johnson
    Assistant Professor

    Lindstrom Johnson is an assistant professor in the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics.

    480-965-9975
    PO Box 873701
    Holly O'Rourke
    Assistant Professor

    O'Rourke is with the Measurement and Statistical Analysis (MASA) group at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

    480-965-1415
    Monica Tsethlikai
    Assistant Professor

    Tsethlikai’s research focuses on the role children’s experiences and activities play in shaping their cognitive development and well-being.

    Natalie Wilkens
    Assistant Professor

    Wilkens researches children's and adolescents' socio-emotional adjustment. She teaches undergraduate-level statistics, as well as graduate-level advanced measurement and statistical analysis courses.

    480-727-6899
    Social Sciences Building

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    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
    Sarah Lindstrom Johnson
    Assistant Professor

    Lindstrom Johnson is an assistant professor in the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics.

    480-965-9975
    PO Box 873701
    Holly O'Rourke
    Assistant Professor

    O'Rourke is with the Measurement and Statistical Analysis (MASA) group at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

    480-965-1415
    Monica Tsethlikai
    Assistant Professor

    Tsethlikai’s research focuses on the role children’s experiences and activities play in shaping their cognitive development and well-being.

    Natalie Wilkens
    Assistant Professor

    Wilkens researches children's and adolescents' socio-emotional adjustment. She teaches undergraduate-level statistics, as well as graduate-level advanced measurement and statistical analysis courses.

    480-727-6899
    Social Sciences Building
    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
    Manuela Jimenez Herrera
    Research Assistant Professor

    Jiménez is interested in understanding how to better improve the support provided to teachers to engage in high-quality teaching practices that effectively promote children's learning, development and wel-lbeing.

    Alexander Kurz
    Research Assistant Professor

    Kurz has published on opportunity-to-learn (OTL), instructional coaching, alignment, accessibility, and testing accommodations.

    480-965-7690
    T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics 308I Payne Hall
    Paul LePore
    Clinical Professor

    In 2008, LePore was appointed associate dean for student and academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He leads recruitment, retention, advising, program development and more.

    480-965-6506
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences PO Box 6505

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    Sarah Lindstrom Johnson
    Assistant Professor

    Lindstrom Johnson is an assistant professor in the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics.

    480-965-9975
    PO Box 873701
    Holly O'Rourke
    Assistant Professor

    O'Rourke is with the Measurement and Statistical Analysis (MASA) group at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

    480-965-1415
    Monica Tsethlikai
    Assistant Professor

    Tsethlikai’s research focuses on the role children’s experiences and activities play in shaping their cognitive development and well-being.

    Natalie Wilkens
    Assistant Professor

    Wilkens researches children's and adolescents' socio-emotional adjustment. She teaches undergraduate-level statistics, as well as graduate-level advanced measurement and statistical analysis courses.

    480-727-6899
    Social Sciences Building
    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
    Manuela Jimenez Herrera
    Research Assistant Professor

    Jiménez is interested in understanding how to better improve the support provided to teachers to engage in high-quality teaching practices that effectively promote children's learning, development and wel-lbeing.

    Alexander Kurz
    Research Assistant Professor

    Kurz has published on opportunity-to-learn (OTL), instructional coaching, alignment, accessibility, and testing accommodations.

    480-965-7690
    T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics 308I Payne Hall
    Cindy Miller
    Research Assistant Professor

    Miller's research seeks to understand the development of and the consequences associated with children’s social (e.g., gender stereotypes) and academic (e.g., growth mindset) cognitions.

    480-965-9730
    T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics 850 S. Cady Mall
    Megan Pratt
    Research Assistant Professor

    Pratt's research examines how early learning programs and policies support children and families with an emphasis on vulnerable families, such as those involved in the Child Welfare system.

    480-727-7023
    Michelle Taylor
    Research Assistant Professor

    Taylor research interests include examining contextual and relational influences on young children's social competence.

    480-965-1262

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    John Keeney
    Project Coordinator

    Keeney is an enthusiastic sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years experience.

    480-965-3094
    Nancy Landers
    Coordinator

    Undergraduate coordinator and front office receptionist for the Sanford School.

    480-965-0574
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    Shelley Linford
    Web Content Comm Administrator

    Administrator of Web Content Communications for The Sanford School.

    Graduate Coordinator
    Elizabeth Maldonado
    Research Advancement Spec
    480-727-4623
    CAVC 531
    Jean Memberto
    Assistant Director of Operations

    Assistant Director of Operations for the Sanford School. Assists faculty, staff, and students in navigating policy and procedure at the school and university level.

    480-965-7542
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    Arlyn Moreno Luna
    Program Manager

    Serves as program manager of the Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative.

    480-965-6856
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    480-965-7277
    Melanie Mosiman
    Program Manager
    480-965-7828
    Payne Hall, Suite 308

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