Division of Social ScienceDepartment
Degree/Date: B.A. 1971
Institution: University of Redlands
Degree/Date: M.S. 1974
Institution: University of Southern California
Specialization: Educational Psychology
Degree/Date: Ph.D. 1979
Institution: Columbia University
Specialization: Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation Methodology.
Social development in middle childhood and adolescence, parenting skills interventions, promoting talent in "ethnic minority" youth; exploring violence prevention and bullying among girls.
Professional Activities: Current: Member of Advisory Board for the National Institutes of Health /NICHD Study of Early Child Care; Member SRCD and SRA, APA Minority Fellow, Member National Academy of Sciences, NRC Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Development; National and local research and evaluation consultation.
Current Projects: Organizing research conference and edited volume on new risk factors among African-descent youth in the U.S.; developing research project on violence prevention among youth; revising and editing book on health promotion during pregnancy among low-income women and articles on teaching high-ability thinking skills to minority high school students.