Our Active Projects:
(Listed in no particular order - All are active projects with one or more of our research team members)
- Social action of Latina students at an Early College High School
- Early College High Schools as a social justice policy solution for Latina/o students.
- Perceptions of school leaders and teachers working in an Early College High School.
- Perceptions of African American girls who attend an Early College High School.
- Perceptions of graduate students regarding participation in a dissertation boot camp.
- American Indian students in low-income rural schools and their pathways to STEM careers.
- Parent empowerment/disempowerment in rural schools, particularly for American Indian families.
- Identity development in gay-identified men attending conservative Christian universities.
- The effect of implicit bias in graduate school admissions processes, particularly implicit biases regarding LGBTQ identified students.
- Ethnic/racial differences in HIV-related risk and protective factors in college students.
- Barriers and supports among African-American "men who have sex with men" (MSM) seeking HIV/substance abuse services.
- Unpacking the acculturation gap distress hypothesis in immigrant families.
- Understanding the social supports of Vietnamese elderly refugee women.
- Exploring class-based identity and experiences of college students from low-income backgrounds with a special emphasis on students from rural areas in the South.
Our Current and Pending External Funding:
- American Psychological Association funding through the Minority Fellowship Program (funded).
- American Psychological Foundation funding for Research on LGBTQ students and the graduate school admissions process (pending).
- Institutes of Educational Sciences funding to investigate and develop instructional strategies to intervene in the high attrition rates among women, students of color, and first-generation students in introductory or ‘gateway’ STEM courses (pending).
- National Institute on Drug Abuse funding for research on HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and trauma (funded).
- National Science Foundation funding for understanding gender, ethnicity, and the role of parent-teacher dynamics in STEM interest for rural American Indian students (funded).
- National Science Foundation funding for intervening in rural schools with greater than 80% American Indian populations to understand the ethnic/tribal dynamics of education, create certification pathways for “Indian Educators”, and implement experiential learning protocols that bring families into the school system (pending).