Dawn DeLay

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3701

Biography

Dawn DeLay’s research focus is on peer relationships. Key themes include how peer relationships impact child and adolescent adjustment and well-being. Complimenting her research focus is an interest in advanced statistical methods, such as longitudinal social network analysis. Advanced statistical methods allow scholars to understand the complexities of peer relationship dynamics and forms of social influence.

Current research projects include (1) the  APPLE Project designed to support healthy teacher-child and peer relationships in classrooms and to promote gender integration that may reshape gender stereotypes and provide the possibility of more cross-gender peer interactions and activities in public elementary school classrooms and (2) the Fostering Adolescent School Transitions (FAST) Study examining the interplay between adolescent peer relationships, gender identity, and adjustment outcomes during the middle school transition. Dr. DeLay also collaborates on national and international research teams. Collaboration allows her research to expand across cultural and national contexts, as well as intervention and non-intervention settings.

Dr. DeLay is accepting new doctoral students for Fall 2020.

Education

  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Florida Atlantic University 2013
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology, Florida Atlantic University 2011
  • B.A. Psychology, Pittsburg State University, 2006                                                        

 

Research Interests

Dr. Dawn DeLays research interests include social relationship dynamics, with a specific focus on child and adolescent peer relationships. She has a related interest in the functioing of social groups, inclusive of how ingroup and outgroup dynamics might affect child and adolescent health and wellbeing. Related interests include dyadic data analysis, social network analysis, and advanced statistical methodologies for the developmental and social sciences.

Research Group

APPLE, Research Team

Fostering Adolescent School Transitions (FAST), Research Team

Measurement and Statistical Analysis (MASA), Faculty Member

 

 

Research Activity

 

2018-present           

Co-Investigator (25%): The Relation of Gender-Integrated Classroom Climate to Students' Academic Outcomes. Submitted to Institute of Education Sciences (Goal 1 in Social and Behavioral Context for Learning). $1,394,145.00 (total). (Carol Martin (PI), Dawn DeLay, Richard Fabes, Laura Hanish).

2016 - 2017              

Senior Analytic Consultant (5%): The Arizona Youth Agreement. Study designed to promote the safety and health of Arizona public schools. Funded by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. $302,957.00 (total). (Russell Snyder (PI), Dawn DeLay,Eric Hedberg, Sarah Lindstrom-Johnson, Wendy Wolfersteig).

 

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
CDE 592 Research
FAS 598 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 505 Applied Regression Analysis
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
CDE 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
CDE 598 Special Topics