Dawn DeLay

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3701

Biography

Dr. Dawn DeLay’s research focus is on peer relationships. Key themes include how peer relationships impact child and adolescent adjustment and wellbeing. 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 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.

 

​Research Themes: Childhood & Adolescence, Peer Relationships, Social Influence, Dyads, Groups, Social Networks, Nonindependent Data, Advanced Statistical Methods

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 how peer relationships affect child and adolescent health and wellbeing. Key themes in her research include the role of peer group dynamics on child and adolescent personal, social, and school success. Related interests include dyadic data analysis, social network analysis, and advanced statistical methodologies for the developmental and social sciences.

Research Group

Fostering Adolescent School Transitions (FAST), Research Team

Measurement and Statistical Analysis (MASA), Faculty Member

The Link Enterprise: Bringing People Together in a Diverse World, Faculty Member

Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative (DISI), Faculty Member

Research Activity

Courses

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
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I