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ADP Current Students

  • Anika Aquinoaaquino1@umbc.edu – (mentor: David Schultz) – Unpacking relationships (with a cultural lens) that occur between early childhood service providers and families, and the implications these have on 1. quality of services and 2. parent and child outcomes
  • Merve Balkayamerveb1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – The role of culture and parenting on socio-emotional development of children and adolescents
  • Salih Barman sbarman1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – socio-emotional development of adolescents and emerging adults, parent-child relationship, parental psychological control, human-technology interactions throughout development
  • Abbey Carreau-Webster – carreaua@gmail.com – (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
  • Hyun Su Cho – hyunsuc1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – the role of parent-child interactions/relationships, parents’ well-being, parenting behaviors on children’s socio-emotional and academic development in Korean immigrant families in the United States
  • 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
  • Allison French – afrench2@umbc.edu – (mentor: Nicole Else-Quest) – Achievement gap for gender in STEM education and leadership positions, gender difference in career goals, and changes in masculine/feminine identity over the course of child development
  • 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
  • Allyson Renniearennie2@umbc.edu– (mentor: Susan Sonnenschein) –educational development and academic achievement of children in early childhood education; parent-child and teacher-student relationships; immigrant students and families 
  • 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) – Early identification and intervention for developmental delays and disabilities in infants and toddlers; promotion of early childhood social and emotional development
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nicole Telfer ntelfer1@umbc.edu (mentor: Nicole Else-Quest): Ethnic minority adolescents and factors that relate to their academic outcomes. Gender differences in their academic functioning; the role of family, preparation for bias, and racial socialization
  • 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 Xuexx1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – Understanding how parenting beliefs and behaviors impact preschoolers’ socio-emotional development in Asian immigrant families in the United States
  • Xiaoli Zong – zxiaoli1@umbc.edu – (mentor: Charissa Cheah) – How parenting influences children and adolescents’ social, emotional, and academic development in different cultures