Alumni Profiles for Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology

Sara Bayless, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, OMNI Institute
Dissertation: Capacity and Perspective in Racial/Ethnic Teasing: A Daily Diary Study Examining Personal and Interpersonal Experiences Among Adolescents, and Emerging Adults
Advisor: Dr. Tiffany Yip

Andrew Cavanagh, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Evaluation, Educational Alliance
Dissertation: Teacher Networks in the Climate of Comprehensive Education Reform: A Network Analysis of District Wide Social Capital Flow
Advisor: Dr. Joshua Brown

Stephanie Hicks, Ph.D.

Research Project Manager, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Dissertation: Examining the Impact of Perceptions of Aging and Objective Physical Functioning and Self-Rated Health
Advisor: Dr. Karen Siedlecki

Sheena Jeswani Mirpuri, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Hong Kong
Dissertation: Considering Diverse School Contexts: Ethnic/Racial Identity, Academic Achievement, and Aggressive Behavior during the Transition from Middle to High School

Seojung Jung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, SUNY College at Old Westbury
Dissertation: Self-Perceptions of Aging in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Longitudinal Study

Naila Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College
Dissertation: Group-Based Parent Involvement Trajectories and Change in Student Engagement Across Two School Transitions among Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Youth

Sonia Roubeni, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dissertation: School Readiness of Head Start Children from Immigrant Families: Contributions of the Home Environment and Parental Preacademic Stimulation from Preschool through Kindergarten
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Rasmussen

Sara Vechiotti, Ph.D.

Chief Program Officer, Foundation for Child Development
Dissertation: Two-Year Program Evaluation of the Jumpstart Program in New York City
Advisor: Dr. Ann Higgins-D'Alessandro

Scyatta A. Wallace, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, St. John's University
Dissertation: Cultural Resilience: An Examination of Parent, Peer, and Cultural Factors Associated with Black Teenage Attitudes Towards Delinquency and Substance Use
Advisor: Dr. Celia Fisher

Norissa Williams, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology, NYU Steinhardt
Dissertation: Does Cultural Competence Moderate Treatment Outcomes for Depressed Youth of Color?