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ADP Current Students

  • Merve Balkayamerveb1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – The role of culture and parenting on socio-emotional development of children and adolescents
  • Jessica Becraft –sjess1@umbc.edu – (mentor: John Borrero) – Assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior and communication deficits displayed by individuals with intellectual disabilities; applications of behavior analysis to classroom interventions; translational research
  • Rose Belanger – roseb1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein) –Early intervention for children at risk for developmental disorders and delays, social determinants of health, resilience, child/parent relationships and mental health
  • Abbey Carreau-Webster – carreau@kennedykrieger.org – (mentor: John Borrero) – Evaluation of methods to improve the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders as well as factors that influence risky-choice in human decision making
  • Mariana Castillomcastil1@umbc.edu – (mentor: John Borrero) – Basic processes that affect and control behavior; translational and behavioral economic research; applications of behavior analysis to classroom interventions, including programming of effective learning environments in early childhood education
  • Marissa Dalymdaly1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Jolene Sy) – Assessment and treatment of problem behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities; applications of behavior analysis to classroom interventions; treatment integrity of school-based behavioral interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Laura DeWyngaert umlaura1@umbc.edu (mentor: Linda Baker) – Cognitive factors influencing reading comprehension, literacy development, and academic achievement
  • Rebecca Dowlingdowlingr3@umbc.edu – (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein)- Early childhood education, parenting, performance in school, literacy development, and application of research to policy
  • Michelle Frank-Crawford – crawfordm@kennedykrieger.org – (mentor: John Borrero) – Assessment and treatment of behavior problems for individuals with intellectual disabilities, particularly identification/prevention of conditions under which treatment degradation occurs
  • Brittany Gay brit11@umbc.edu – (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein) – The role of parents and schools in the educational development of children from low-income households and the application of research to policy.
  • Elisabeth Grotheclarke1@umbc.edu – (mentor: David Schultz) – The role of children’s storybooks in early social and emotional development
  • Veronica Hamiltonham11@umbc.edu – (mentor: Nicole Else-Quest) – Intersectionality theory, social identity, and social attitudes
  • Shari Metzger – smetz2@umbc.edu – (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein) – Schooling and educational development, children’s conceptions of mathematics and how those conceptions relate to motivation, home experiences, and achievement; curriculum development and evaluation.
  • You Jung Seo – seoy1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – Parent-child relationship, socio-emotional development of immigrant children, and acculturation among Korean-American families
  • Lisa Shanty lshanty1@umbc.edu – (mentor: David Schultz) – Emotional adjustment and social development of young children, particularly the role that parent-child relationships play in the development of prosocial behaviors
  • Jia Shenjshen2@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – the social, psychological, and academic development of ethnic minority and immigrant youth in the United States, and how cultural, familial, and individual characteristics act as potential risk and protective factors to impact these individuals’ adjustment and development
  • Cassandra Simons csimons1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein) – The effects of parent-child interaction and parenting beliefs on the ability of children to self-regulate and to succeed academically
  • Amber Mendres-Smithaemendres@umbc.edu – (mentor: John Borrero) – Assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, translational research, early intervention for children at risk for intellectual disabilities or delays, educating parents on infant safety, development, and behavior
  • Abraham Ruiz aruiz2@umbc.edu (mentor: Linda Baker)
  • Joy Thompson – jthomps1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein) – Early childhood education; short- and long-term educational outcomes of children from low-income and minority backgrounds; evaluation of educational interventions targeting children from low-income backgrounds; application of research to policy
  • Kathy Vukvu1@umbc.edu – (mentor : Charissa Cheah) – The role of culture on immigrant families’ physical health and socio-emotional development; parental socialization, health and cultural factors, and children’s emotion expression and regulation
  • Xiaofang Xue – xx1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – Understanding how parenting beliefs and behaviors impact preschoolers’ socio-emotional development in Asian immigrant families in the United States