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Experts for Children & Teens

Iliana Alanis, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Early Childhood Education
specific expertise

Dual Language Education; Early Childhood Education; Second Language Acquisition


Amy G. Chanmugam, LCSW, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Social Work
general expertise
Social Work
specific expertise

Adoption and Foster Care; Child Maltreatment (e.g.: Child Abuse and Neglect); Children and Adolescent Exposure to Adult Violence; Children, Families and Interpersonal Violence; Family Interventions and Support Services; Family Systems and Psychological Trauma; Parent-Child Relationships; School-based Interventions


Mari Riojas Cortez, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Education
specific expertise

Children's Play; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Teacher Preparation; Latino Family Involvement


Melinda L. Denton, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
general expertise
Religion
specific expertise

Adolescence and Youth; Religion and Adolescents; Religion and Culture; Religion and Family


Belinda Bustos Flores, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
general expertise
Early Childhood Education and Mexican-American Studies
specific expertise

Bilingual Education; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Recruitment, Preparation and Retention


Jianmin Guan, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Physical Education
specific expertise

Dual Sports; Measurement and Evaluation; Statistics; Teaching Secondary Physical Education; Team Sports


William M. Land, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition
general expertise
Sports Psychology
specific expertise

Exercise Psychology; Sports and Society; Sports Psychology (e.g.: Performance, Choking Under Pressure)


Vittorio Marone, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Technology and Education
specific expertise

Computer Mediated Communication; Games, Media and Learning; Informal Learning Environments; Interest-driven Learning; New Literacies and Youth Cultures; Technology and Creativity


Miriam G. Martinez, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Children's Literature
specific expertise

Children's Literature; Integration of Literature into Literacy Programs


Lee L. Mason, BCBA-D, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
specific expertise

Applied Behavior Analysis; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Data-based Decision Making in the Classroom; Verbal Behavior


Mary E. McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Psychology
general expertise
Stress
specific expertise

Clinical Psychology Topics (e.g.: Psychological and Physical Aspects of Stress and Coping in the Context of a Complex, Technological World); Veterans and Higher Education


Harriett D. Romo, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
general expertise
Sociology, Mexico and Children
specific expertise

Early Childhood Education; Educational Experiences of Latino Children; Foster Youth; Mexico; Migration; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sociology of Childhood; Sociology of Education; Transnationalism


Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Social Work
general expertise
Mexican-American Youth and Adolescent Relationships
specific expertise

Adolescent Relationships, Dating and Sexual Relations; Domestic Abuse and Teen Dating Violence Prevention; Mexican-American Youth; Sexual Health Education


Corey S. Sparks, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Anthropology; Demography (esp. Mortality and Fertility); Epidemiology; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Health Disparities; Maternal and Child Health; Spatial Inequality of Populations


Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

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  • College of Public Policy
  • Department of Demography & Organization Studies
general expertise
Demography
specific expertise

Disparities or Inequalities in Several Populations (e.g.: Maternal and Child Health, Mortality and Morbidity, Early Childhood and Higher Education); Race, Ethnicity, Income, Place and Residence Disparities


Jeremy Sullivan, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Psychology
specific expertise

Ethical Decision-making among School Counselors; Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Psychological Testing and Assessment; Training in School Psychology


Thankam S. Sunil, Ph.D.

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  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • Department of Sociology
general expertise
Health and Health Disparities
specific expertise

Child Malnutrition; Health Disparities; Reproductive Health of Women


John A. Sutterby, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching
general expertise
Play
specific expertise

Children's Access to Outdoor Play; Children's Toys; Latino Family Involvement in Schools; Physical Fitness of Children; Playgrounds and Playground Equipment; Schools and Immigrant, Non-English-Speaking Families; The Purpose of Play (e.g.: Children, Adult Leisure Activities, Primates)


Victor Villarreal, Ph.D.

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  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Department of Educational Psychology
general expertise
Educational Psychology
specific expertise

Peer Social Development and Influence among Adolescents and its Effect on Achievement; School-based Mental Health Issues


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