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Monica McDermott
Associate Professor

McDermott's research focuses on race, class and identity in the United States.

Eleanor Seaton
Associate Professor

Seaton studies racial discrimination and racial identity among African American and Caribbean Black youth.

480-727-4359
Monica Tsethlikai
Associate Professor

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

Rebecca M. B. White
Associate Professor

White trained in family and human development and in public health. She is interested in the ways in which U.S. neighborhood contexts, culture, and family processes come together to influence adolescent development.

480-965-0511
CWDN 133
Natalie Wilkens
Associate Professor

Wilkens' expertise is in 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
Hyung Chol (Brandon) Yoo
Associate Professor

An professor of Asian Pacific American studies, Yoo holds a joint appointment with the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and the School of Social Transformation at ASU.

Wilson 370
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
Megan Costa
Assistant Professor

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
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

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Karissa Greving
Clinical Assistant Professor

Greving is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and has clinical experience in both community behavioral health and private practice settings.

Cowden Building 140 B
William Griffin
Professor

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

Engineering Center - A Building (ECA) 1031 S. Palm Walk
Laura Hanish
Professor

Hanish studies children's peer relationships; aggression and bullying; and school-related contexts and outcomes.

480-965-8133
SS 125
Jennifer Harrison
Lecturer

Harrison is a lecturer with primary teaching interests in social change, innovation, work, deviance, and intro sociology.

Jennifer Haskin
Lecturer

Dr. Haskin's research explores how career-oriented women with young children think about and act toward their maternal bodies in a third shift of appearance work.

480-965-8748
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
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.

Stephen Kulis
Professor

Kulis is the director of research for ASU's Global Center for Applied Health Research, co-PI for ASU's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, and professor of sociology in the Sanford School.

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

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Eleanor Seaton
Associate Professor

Seaton studies racial discrimination and racial identity among African American and Caribbean Black youth.

480-727-4359
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
Monica Tsethlikai
Associate Professor

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

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
Rebecca M. B. White
Associate Professor

White trained in family and human development and in public health. She is interested in the ways in which U.S. neighborhood contexts, culture, and family processes come together to influence adolescent development.

480-965-0511
CWDN 133
Natalie Wilkens
Associate Professor

Wilkens' expertise is in 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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