Dissertation Defenses

Emily Pressler

"Mind over Matter: Exploring intergenerational Links to Youth Educational Aspirations and Attainment"

Date: February 28, 2014
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Location: 328 HHD East

Committee: Scott Gest (co-chair), Daphne Hernandez (co-chair), Eric Loken, Marianne Hillemeier

Nicole Morgan

"Evaluating the Role of Parental Involvement in Public Preschool in Predicting the Development of Emergent Literacy Skills"

Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: 312 BBH Building

Committee: Scott Gest (chair), Douglas Coatsworth, Mark Greenberg, Paul Morgan

Bo-Ram Kim

"The Relations between Maternal Characteristics, Mothers' Emotional Availability During Infant Bedtimes, Infant Temperament, and Infant Social-Emotional Outcomes"

Date: February 17, 2014
Time:3:00-5:00 pm
Location: 1 North Henderson Bldg

Committee: Douglas Teti (chair), Michael Rovine, Bethany Bray, Cynthia Stifter, Alysia Blandon

Stephanie Bradley

"Adolescent Agency: A Conceptual Model, Measurement, and Construct Validity"

Date: October 2, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00
Location: 1 North Henderson Bldg

Committee: Doug Coatsworth (chair), Linda Caldwell, Eva Lefkowitz, Daniel Perkins

Jessica Heckert

"Youth Migration and Youth Transitions: The Haitian Experience"

Date: August 19, 2013
Time: 2:30-4:30
Location: 707 Oswald Tower

Committee: Rukmalie Jayakody (chair), Susan McHale, D. Wayne Osgood, Kevin Thomas

Allison Reamy

"Perspecitives on Ethical Care for Older Adults: Exploring Personal Care and Family Support"

Date: August 8, 2013
Time: 1:00-3:00
Location: 412 BBH Building

Committee: Steven Zarit, Lynn Martire, Martin Sliwinski, Dennis Shea

Amanda Leggett

"Late-life Depression in Context"

Date: June 4, 2013
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: 001 Henderson

Committee: Steven Zarit, David Almeida, Douglas Coatsworth, John Graham,

Kaylin Green

"Too Much Time on their Hands: Predictors and Correlates of Productive Activities During College"

Date: May 14, 2013
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: 328 HHD East

Committee: Jennifer Maggs, Kathryn Hynes, Susan McHale, D. Wayne Osgood, Jeremy Staff

Bora Lee

"Motivational Patterns Related to Work and Family Lives and their Associated Outcomes:

Date: February 21, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: 001 Henderson Building

Committee: Peter Molenaar (Co-Chair), Fred Vondracek (Co-Chair), David Almeida, Jeremy Staff, Eric Porfeli

Fumiyuki Chin

"Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Developmental Competence in Premature Infants at 12 and 24 Months: Predictors and Developmental Sequelae"

Date: February 18, 2013
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: 101 HHDev-East Building

Committee: Douglas Teti (Chair), Michael Rovine, Cynthia Stifter, Kim Kopenhaver Doheny

Lauren Molloy

"A Within-Network Variability Approach to Understanding "Process" in Group-Based Intervention"

Date: July 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 noon
Location: S211 Henderson Bldg

Committee: Scott Gest (chair), Nilam Ram, Ed Smith, Wayne Osgood, Rachel Smith

Daniel Max Crowley

"Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Real-World Prevention: Approaches for Estimating the Efficiency of Evidence-Based Programming"

Date: June 14, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 102 Henderson South

Committee: Mark Greenberg (chair), Linda Collins, Ed Smith, Damon Jones, Donna Coffman, Meg Small, Dan Perkins

Kyungmin Kim

"Intergenerational Exchanges and Support in Family Contexts."

Date: May 21, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Location: S211 Henderson Bldg.

Committee: Steve Zarit (chair), Mike Rovine, David Eggebeen, Valarie King

Ian Lam

"Time Use as a Cause and Consequence of Youth Development."

Date: May 16, 2012
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: 605 Oswald Tower

Committee: Susan McHale (chair), Mike Rovine, Eva Lefkowitz, Alan Booth

Molly Countermine

"Conceptualizations and Determinants of Maternal Adaptation to Infant Sleep: Birth to Six Months."

Date: May 15, 2012
Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: S211 Henderson Bldg.

Committee: Doug Teti (chair), Fred Vondracek, Michael Rovine, Kristin Buss

Siwei Liu

"Modeling Psycho-Physiological Processes in Dyadic Interactions."

Date: May 11, 2012
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: 001 Henderson Bldg.

Committee: Mike Rovine (chair), Peter Molenaar, Susan McHale, Runze Li, Matthew Goodwin (special member)

Melissa Lippold

"Parental Monitoring and Early Adolescent Risky Behavior: A Person-Oriented Approach."

Date: May 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: S102 Henderson Bldg.

Committee: Mark Greenberg (chair), Linda Collins, Doug Coatsworth, Susan McHale, Elizabeth Farmer

Deborah Temkin

"Aggression and Victimization in a Late Elementary School Sample Identification and Relation to Friendship"

Date: May 7, 2012
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: S211 Henderson Bldg.

Committee: Scott Gest (chair), Mark Greenberg, Meg Small, Wayne Osgood, Dana Mitra

Jeong Eun Lee (JEL)

"Family Lives of Married Couples in Midlife."

Date: May 7, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: S211 Henderson Bldg.

Committee: Steve Zarit (chair), Lynn Martire, Michael Rovine, Jon Nussbaum

Frank Infurna

"Examining Antecedents and Outcomes of Perceived Control."

Date: January 16, 2012
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: 101 E HH Dev

Committee: Denis Gerstorf (chair), Steve Zarit, Nilam Ram, Martin Sliwinski, Laura Klein

Leslie Johnson

"The course of depressive and anxiety symptoms from early to middle adolescence: The roles of parent-youth relationships and youth gender"

Date: December 15, 2011
Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: 102 South Henderson

Committee: Mark Greenberg (chair), Doug Coatsworth, Ed Smith, John Graham, Ginger Moore

Julia Moore

"School readiness and growth in academic abilities from school entry to 5th grade within a disadvantaged sample"

Date: December 12, 2011
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: 102 South Henderson

Committee: Mark Greenberg (chair), Celene Domitrovich, Scott Gest, Eric Loken, Daphne Hernandez, Alysia Blandon

Michelle Blocklin

"The work-family interface for families with adolescents: Exploring the role of work-family culture."

Date: October 3, 2011
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1 Henderson Bldg

Committee: Nan Crouter, Susan McHale, Kate Hynes, Rachel Smith

Heather King

"Behavioral, personality, and hormonal correlates of types and dimentions of physical health symptoms in daily life."

Date: September 23, 2011
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room 1, Henderson Building

Committee: David Almeida (chair), Mark Greenberg, Marty Sliwinski, Laura Klein, Shevaun Neupert

Jessica Dollar

"Children's positive affect and behavior problems: The role of temperamental styles, parental behaviors, and the regulation of positive affect."

Date: September 19, 2011
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 211 South Henderson

Committee: Cynthia Stifter (chair), Douglas Teti, Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, Kristin Buss

Christina Fortunato

"Unlocking the heterogeneity of externalizing problems across early childhood: Uniting neurobiolobical, parenting, and developmental perspectives"

Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Place: S102 Henderson

Location: Lisa Gatzke-Kopp (co-chair), Douglas Granger (co-chair), Mark Greenberg, Nilam Ram, Karen Bierman

Natalia Dmitrieva

"A person-centered approach to modeling diurnal cortisol: The importance of differences in age and stessor exposure"

Date: August 10, 2011
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: 001 Henderson Bldg

Committee: David Almeida (chair), Doug Teti, Eric Loken, Laura Klein

Elizabeth Riina

"Ecological and family systems perspectives on coparenting during adolescence"

Date: July 15, 2011
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: S211 Henderson

Committee: Susan McHale (chair), Michael Rovine, Douglas Coatsworth, Alysia Blandon

Harshini Shah

"One year versus two years of an enhanced preschool program: Impact on academic and cognitive outcomes through third grade."

Date: June 23, 2011
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: S102 Henderson

Committee: Mark Greenberg (chair), Celene Domitrovich, Meg Small, Lisa Kopp, Karen Bierman, Michael Cleveland

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca

"A multi-method investigation of infant behavioral states and weight status."

Date:June 7, 2011
Time:12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: S136 Henderson Building

Committee: Leann Birch (chair),Cynthia Stifter, Michael Rovine, Douglas Teti, Ian Paul

Sara A. Vasilenko

"Sexual behavior and mental health in late adolescence."

Date: May 10, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: 1 Henderson Building

Committee: Eva Lefkowitz (chair), Bo Cleveland, Eric Loken, Wayne Osgood, Deborah Welsh (special member)

Andrea Finlay

"Combinations of civic engagement, free time, and alcohol use discretionary activities in U.S. and British adolescent samples: Links with adult civic engagement."

Date:February 24, 2011
Time: 3:00-5:00
Location: S102 Henderson

Committee: Jennifer Maggs (co-chair), Constance Flanagan (co-chair), Edward Smith, Nilam Ram, Linda Caldwell