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Carol Martin
Professor

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

480-965-5861
SS 119
Rebecca Sandefur
Professor

Sandefur investigates access to civil justice from every angle, exploring how civil justice contributes to and can help reduce social inequality.

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
Social Sciences 123
Kimberly Updegraff
Professor

Updegraff's interests focus on the role of family relationships in youth development from early adolescence to young adulthood.

480-965-6669
COWDN 135
Carlos Valiente
Professor

Valiente's research interests include children's stress and coping, and the roles of parenting and temperament to children’s social and academic competence.

480-727-7569
COWDN 107a
Scott Brooks
Assoc Professor

Brooks is the associate director of the Global Sport Institute at ASU. As a scholar, he is primarily interested in youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions.

Masumi Iida
Associate Professor

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

480-965-3097
Justin Jager
Associate 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
Sabina Low
Associate Professor

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Mary Doyle
Clinical Assistant Professor

Doyle is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and has had clinical experience in both agency and private practice settings.

Cowden Family Resources, Room 140A P.O. Box 873701
Steve Elliott
Professor
480-965-8712
Payne Hall, Suite 308 K
Richard Fabes
Professor

Fabes' research interests include children's adjustment to school, peer relationships, gender, positive development, and the translation of research for interventions and policy.

480-965-4892
SS 131
Richard Fey
Senior Lecturer

Fey interests include crime, deviance and delinquency, as well as the family and couple relationships.

480-965-5137
Cowden 103
Ryan Field
Lecturer

Field teaches both in-person and online courses in the Sanford School. He also conducts research on children and adolescents’ social cognitions.

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez
Assoc Dir & Professor

Flores-González' current research explores the effects of racialization on the ways in which Latino youth understand national belonging.

Stacie Foster
Clinical Assistant Professor

Foster is the director of undergraduate programs in the Sanford school.

480-727-7791
COWDN 212
Marcella Gemelli
Senior Lecturer

Gemelli teaches graduate and undergraduate sociology courses. Her research interests include women, work, and motherhood framed within a class context.

480-965-6978
951 S. Cady Mall PO Box 873701

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Alexander Kurz
Research Associate 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
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
Roy Levy
Professor

Levy specializes in measurement and statistical analysis. His interests include methodological investigations and applications in psychometrics and statistical modeling.

480-727-9808
SS 120
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
Sabina Low
Associate Professor
Carol Martin
Professor

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

480-965-5861
SS 119
Leigh McLean
Research Assistant Professor

McLean utilizes in-depth classroom observation methods to investigate the contributions of teacher characteristics, particularly mental health symptoms, to young students’ academic experiences and outcomes.

480-727-6755
Cindy Miller
Research Assistant Professor

Cindy Faith Miller is an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University. Her research and service activities seek to understand and promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in educational settings.

480-965-9730
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics 850 S. Cady Mall
Holly O'Rourke
Assistant Professor

Dr. 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

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