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Sarah Kate Bearman

Sarah Kate Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Bearman's current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.

Aprile D Benner

Aprile D Benner

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
abenner@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1964

Expertise: Human development; adolescence and young childhood; social, emotional, and cognitive growth and maturation of young people

Randy  Bomer

Randy Bomer

Department Chair (Interim), Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
bomer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7519, +1 512 232 4861

Expertise: Writing; politics of literacy; sociocultural theory; curricula in reading and writing

Rebecca M Callahan

Rebecca M Callahan

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
callahan@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8347

Expertise: Bilingual Education, immigrant adolescents' academic preparation, language minority students and students identified with learning disabilities in the STEM pipeline, language policy in education, immigrant adolescents' civic development, the transition to young adulthood among immigrants.

Cindy I Carlson

Cindy I Carlson

Department Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ccarlson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Carlson researches the efficacy of family assessment, treatment, and intervention. She also examines family-peer-school linkages. More broadly, Dr. Carlson is interested in integrated behavioral health, attachment theory, and consultation theories and processes. Dr. Carlson's most recent research, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, focuses on ethnic differences in parenting and the effects of ethnic diversity on the peer social relations and psychosocial development of middle school youth. Dr. Carlson previously co-authored two books - "Family-School Intervention: A Systems Perspective" and "Family Assessment: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers." She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, where she currently serves as a council representative and member of the Committee on Accreditation, and is past president of the Division of School Psychology.

Jennifer L Carter

Jennifer L Carter

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
jcarter@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0279

Expertise: Dr. Carter's research interests are reflected in her work in local schools. She has developed and overseen a school-wide social emotional learning curriculum, as well as the "Response to Intervention" three tier model for academic and behavioral issues, at a local elementary school. Dr. Carter has also coordinated a school-based intervention research project examining the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent girls with clinical depression.

Shannon E Cavanagh

Shannon E Cavanagh

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
scavanagh@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8319

Expertise: Family Demography, Life Course & Human Development, Gender, Interpersonal Relationships

Jane D Champion

Jane D Champion

Professor, School of Nursing
jdchampion@mail.nur.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8208

Expertise: Dr. Jane Dimmitt Champion received her BSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, her MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio, her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a DNP from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis. She has earned post-graduate certifications as a FNP from Texas Tech University, as a CNS in Psych/Mental Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and as a CNS in Adult Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has completed a 2 year National Institute of Health post-doctoral fellowship in Minority Women's Health, STI, and Violence at from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a second 1 year Centers for Disease Control/Association of Teachers of Prevention Medicine post-doctoral fellowship in STI/HIV Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Champion's clinical research focuses on STI/HIV, substance use, adolescent and women's health, unintended pregnancy and interpersonal violence. She has served as Principal, Co-Principal or Co-Investigator on 33 research projects. She has been an investigator on 24 NIH funded research grants (9 as Principal Investigator, and 15 as Co-Investigator) funded by federal agencies such as the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction.

Jessica A Church-Lang

Jessica A Church-Lang

ASST PROFESSOR, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
church@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7009

Expertise: Brain networks, development of task control, development of reading, developmental disorders, neuroimaging

North Cooc

North Cooc

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
ncooc@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7923

Expertise: Racial and ethnic disproportionality, quantitative research methods, Asian Americans in education, summer literacy interventions, culture and diversity

Robert  Crosnoe

Robert Crosnoe

Department Chair, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8329

Expertise: Life Course & Human Development, Children & Youth, Education, Health, Family, Immigration

Erin M Espinosa

Erin M Espinosa

Research Associate, Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work
erin.espinosa@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0606

Expertise: Mental health and juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system, gender issues within the juvenile justice system, trauma-informed care, research-based mental health treatments

Toni L Falbo

Toni L Falbo

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
toni@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0603, +1 512 471 8020

Expertise: Dr. Falbo is an internationally recognized expert on the social and psychological characteristics of only children, including Chinese only children. She has studied the effects of sibling status on human development, including educational attainment and health in later life. She has studied the impact of ethnic minority status and parental support on educational outcomes, most notably writing the book Latino High School Graduation with Harriett D. Romo. Dr. Falbo is presently examining the effects of China's one-child policy on the personalities of Chinese children and adults, and is beginning a project to develop tools to assess explicit and implicit attitudes toward the one or two child family.

Cynthia G Franklin

Cynthia G Franklin

Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, School of Social Work
cfranklin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0533

Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.

Elizabeth T Gershoff

Elizabeth T Gershoff

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4800

Expertise: Child and youth development; adolescence; parenting; parental discipline; violence; early childhood education

Barbara L Jones

Barbara L Jones

Associate Dean for Health Affairs, School of Social Work
barbarajones@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9367

Expertise: Palliative care, pediatric oncology, cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, interprofessional education, medical social work, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics

William R Kelly

William R Kelly

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
wkelly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4142

Expertise: Criminal Justice/Criminology/Ecology of Crime, Program and Policy Research and Evaluation, Research Methodology and Statistics

Su Yeong  Kim

Su Yeong Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
projectfamily@gmail.com
+1 512 471 5524, +1 512 475 6014

Expertise: Development of children of immigrants in the United States, with a focus on children of Chinese and Mexican origin; parenting; parent-child relationships

Molly A Lopez

Molly A Lopez

Research Associate Professor (Affiliated), School of Social Work
mlopez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0614

Expertise: mental health services, evidence-based practice, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, workforce competency, systems of care.

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
alexandra.loukas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9388

Expertise: Adolescent and young adult problem behavior development Interaction of risk and protective factors Tobacco use and cessation in disparate populations Concurrent use of cigarettes with other tobacco products

Julie  Maslowsky

Julie Maslowsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
maslowsky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7190

Expertise: Adolescent Health, Global Health, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Quantitative Methodology, Risk Behavior, Sleep, Substance Use and Abuse

Ruth G McRoy

Ruth G McRoy

Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
r.mcroy@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0551

Expertise: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services, adoption, same-sex couples

Kristin  Neff

Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kneff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Neff's research links self-compassion to mental health. She has successfully differentiated the construct of self-compassion from self-esteem. This line of research is highly cross-disciplinary, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Recently, Dr. Neff developed an eight-week program designed to teach self-compassion skills called "Mindful Self-Compassion" (MSC). The effectiveness of the program has been shown using a randomized controlled trial, and is now being taught all over the world. Dr. Neff is currently examining the effectiveness of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, including brief versions of the program to help address burnout among teachers and health care workers. Additionally, Dr. Neff is investigating the link between self-compassion and compassion for others.

Keryn E Pasch

Keryn E Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kpasch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8295

Expertise: Influence of media on youth risk behaviors Developing preventive interventions to address risk behaviors

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srpowell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6556

Expertise: Sarah R. Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. Powell was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016, and she is currently a Faculty Fellow with the Greater Texas Foundation. Powell is Principal Investigator of an Institute of Education Sciences efficacy grant related to word problems and equation solving for third-grade students with mathematics difficulties. Powell's research interests include developing and testing interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, with a special emphasis on peer tutoring, word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the symbols and vocabulary within mathematics.

Donna L Rew

Donna L Rew

Professor, School of Nursing
ellerew@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7941, +1 512 232 7595

Expertise: Adolescent health, sexual health practices of homeless youth, sexual abuse and long-term sequelae, education for underserved populations, intuition in decision-making

Catherine  Riegle-Crumb

Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
riegle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8642, +1 512 232 2388

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0283

Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez's areas of interest and expertise include: pediatric chronic illness (e.g., cancer, asthma) and health disparaties; developmental processes in stress and coping; linguistic and cultural factors in mental health.

Stephen T Russell

Stephen T Russell

Department Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
stephen.russell@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0753, +1 512 471 8391

Expertise: Adolescent sexuality; LGBT youth; parent-adolescent relationships; childhood development

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0368

Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez' work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.

Allison  Skerrett

Allison Skerrett

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
askerrett@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4883

Expertise: Secondary English Curriculum, Adolescent Literacy, Multicultural Education, Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning

David W Springer

David W Springer

Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
dwspringer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0512, +1 512 232 7062

Expertise: Juvenile justice system reform, community-based services with youth, criminal justice, community-based participatory research

Kevin D Stark

Kevin D Stark

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kstark@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0267, +1 512 471 4407

Expertise: Dr. Kevin Stark is primarily interested in the application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in the schools. His research involves the assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents. His secondary line of research examines the impact of participation in youth athletics on children's mental health.

Mary A Steinhardt

Mary A Steinhardt

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
msteinhardt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3535

Expertise: Resilience based diabetes self management Adaptation to stress

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
msuizzo@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0379, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Marie-Anne Suizzo is primarily interested in how parent-child relationships shape children's and adolescents' development and learning across cultures and ethnic groups. Her research has focused on parental involvement, child socialization, and identity development. Dr. Marie-Anne Suizzo's research includes on cultural models of parenting during early childhood and adolescence, fathering and father-child relationships across cultures and ethnic groups, as well as parental academic socialization and its effects on children's and adolescents' academic motivation and achievement, especially among at-risk youth. Dr. Suizzo is also interested in parental racial and ethnic socialization and its effects on the development of ethnic minority children. Finally, Dr. Suizzo examines parental education effects on children's development and achievement, especially during school transitions (kindergarten, middle school, and college).

Elizabeth  Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Research Assistant Professor, Meadows and VGC, College of Education
easwanson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2320

Deborah J Tharinger

Deborah J Tharinger

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dtharinger@utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Deborah Tharinger is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology with a primary role in the APA-accredited School Psychology Program. She is also licensed as a Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners, and operates an independent practice. Her research and areas of interest include therapeutic assessment with children; adolescents and their families; developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; and professional Issues in psychology.

Jessica R Toste

Jessica R Toste

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jrtoste@austin.utexas.edu
+1 615 414 3119

Expertise: Reading intervention; learning disabilities; psychosocial processes; mechanisms of risk and resilience; teacher-student relationship; classroom climate

David S Yeager

David S Yeager

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
dyeager@utexas.edu

Expertise: Social-cognitive development during adolescence; Motivation; Behavior change; Aggression and bullying; Research methodology and psychological measurement; Psychological interventions

Luis H Zayas

Luis H Zayas

Dean, School of Social Work
lzayas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1937
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Latino adolescents, suicide prevention, child and adolescent mental health, culturally competent interventions, immigration, minorities