Christina Gee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical/Community Psychology
The George Washington University

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CHRISTINA B. GEE, PH.D.

 

EDUCATION

2000        Ph.D., Clinical/Community Psychology, Minor in Quantitative Psychology and Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1997        M.A., Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1993        B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

2010-present               Licensure in Psychology, District of Columbia

License #: PSY1000625, Expiration date:   12/31/2019

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007-present           Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

2012-2015               Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

2001-2007               Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

2000-2001               Clinical Psychology Intern, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.  Completed APA-approved Clinical Psychology Internship.

2000-2001                Research Assistant, Marital Enrichment Project, Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. Principal Investigator: Julian Libet, Ph.D.

1995‑2000                 Research Assistant, Adolescent Parenthood Research Project, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign. Principal Investigator: Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D.

1997-2000                  Research Assistant, Couples Research Program. Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Principal Investigator: James V. Cordova, Ph.D.

July 1999-2000            Project Coordinator, Parent Visitation Project, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Principal Investigators: Wendy L. Haight, Ph.D.

June 1993-Aug 1994   Research Assistant, Marital Conflict and Child Adjustment Project, Department of Psychology, New York University. Principal Investigator: Mary O’Brien, Ph.D.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed journal articles

* indicates a student co-author

*Mack, R.A., & Gee, C.B. (2018). Coparenting, Child Gender, and behavior in young children of African American and Latina Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(8), 2507-2518 DOI
10.1007/s10826-018-1103-7 https://rdcu.be/NTYn

*Poblete, A. T., & Gee, C.B. (2018). Partner Support and Grandparent Support as Predictors of Change in Coparenting Quality, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2295-2304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1056-x.

*Varga, C. M., & Gee, C. B. (2017). Coparenting, Relationship Quality, and Father Involvement in African American and Latino Adolescents. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63, 2, 210-236. DOI: 10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.63.2.0210

*Varga, C. M., Gee, C. B., Rivera, L., Reyes, C.X. (2017).  Coparenting Mediates the Association between Relationship Quality and Father Involvement. Youth and Society, 49(5), 588–609. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X14548529

*Leaman, S. C., & Gee, C. B. (2011). Religious coping and risk factors for psychological distress among African torture survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4(5), 457-465. doi:10.1037/a0026622

*Varga, C. M., Gee, C. B., & Munro, G. (2011). The Effects of Sample Characteristics and Experience with Infidelity on Romantic Jealousy.  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 65, 854-866.

*Varga, C., & Gee, C. B. (2010).  Racial Identity, Father Involvement, and Coparenting in Adolescent African American Mothers and Fathers.  New School Psychology Bulletin, 8, 29-40.

*Leaman, S. C., & Gee, C. B. (2008).  Intimate partner violence among adolescent and young adult mothers. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 519-528.

*Reiter, M. J., & Gee, C. B. (2008).  Open communication and partner support in intercultural and interfaith romantic relationships: A relational maintenance approach.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 539-559.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (2008). A social support and social strain measure for minority adolescent mothers: A confirmatory factor analytic study. Child: Care, Health, and Development, 34, 87–97.

Gee, C. B., *McNerney, C. M., *Reiter, M. J., & *Leaman, S. C. (2007).  Adolescent and young adult mothers’ relationship quality during the transition to parenthood: Associations with father involvement in fragile families.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36, 213-224.

Gee, C. B., & Howe, G. W., & Kimmel, P. L. (2005).  Couples coping in response to kidney disease: A developmental perspective.  Seminars in Dialysis, 18, 103-108.

Cordova, J. V., Gee, C. B., & Warren, L. Z. (2005). Emotional skillfulness in marriage: Intimacy as a mediator of the relationship between emotional skillfulness and marital satisfaction. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24, 218-235.

Gee, C. B.  (2004). Assessment of anxiety and depression in Asian American youth.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33, 269-271.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E.  (2003). Adolescent mothers’ relationship with their children’s biological fathers: Social support, social strain, and relationship continuity.  Journal of Family Psychology, 17, 370–383.

Gee, C. B., Nicholson, M. J., Osborne, L. N., & Rhodes, J. E.  (2003). Support and strain in pregnant and parenting adolescents’ sibling relationships.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 18, 25-35.

Gee, C. B., Scott, R., Castellani, A. M., & Cordova, J. V.  (2002). Observed motivation to change: Predicting 2-year marital satisfaction from partners’ discussion of their Marriage Checkup.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28, 399-408.

Cordova, J. V., Warren, L. Z., & Gee, C. B.  (2001). Motivational interviewing as an intervention for at-risk couples.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27, 315-326.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (1999).  Postpartum transitions in adolescent mothers’ romantic and maternal relationships. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 45, 512-532.

O’Brien, M., Bahadur, M., Gee, C., Balto, K., & Erber, S. (1997). Child exposure to marital conflict and child coping responses as a predictor of child adjustment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 21, 39‑59.

O’Brien, M., Balto, K., Erber, S., & Gee, C.  (1995). College students’ cognitive and emotional reactions to simulated marital and family conflict. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 19, 707‑724.

Chapters in Books

Leong, F., Levy, J., Gee, C., & Johnson, J.  (2007). Clinical assessment of ethnic minority children and adolescents.  In S. R. Smith & L. Handler. (Eds.).  The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Guide (pp. 545-574).   Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Cordova, J. V., & Gee, C. B.  (2001). Couple therapy for depression: Using healthy relationships to treat depression.  In S. R. H. Beach (Ed.), Marital and Family Processes in Depression: A Scientific Foundation for Clinical Practice.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Manuscripts in preparation/submitted

*Poblete, A. T., Gee, C.B., Khera, M., & Younus, S.* (in preparation). Barriers to mental healthcare service use in European American and Asian American college students.

*Rivera, L., & Gee, C. B. (in preparation). The Effects of Paternal Role Consensus and Maternal Gatekeeping on Father Involvement in Non-cohabiting African American and Hispanic Adolescent Parents.

*Gee, C.B., & Hwang, S. Y. (in preparation).  The Multidimensional Father Involvement Scale: A validation study of a measure of coparenting among cohabiting and non-cohabiting fathers.

*Nysenbaum, J.J., & Gee, C.B. (in preparation).  The Indirect Sex Communication Questionnaire: A retrospective self-report measure of communication about sex between parents and their children.

Khera, G. S., *Younus, S.I., *Poblete, A.T., *Sirijuntanan, P., & Gee, C.B., Factors related to help-seeking and service utilization among South Asian International Students.

Presentations

*Mack. R. A., & Gee, C. B. (2018, November). The Mediating Effect of Coparenting Quality on the Association between Intimate Partner Violence Exposure and Child Behavior Problems in a Diverse, Low-income Sample. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Washington, DC.

*Kim, B., *Swisher, S., *Pokorny, K., & Gee, C. B. (2018, May). Cohabitation as a Moderator of Conflict Engagement and Coparenting in Low-Income, Ethnic Minority Mothers. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA. [2018 APS Researching Injustice and Social Equality (RISE) Award Honorable Mention Award]

*Kim, B., *Pokorny, K., *Swisher, S., & Gee, C. B. (2018, August). Father Involvement, Coparenting, and Cohabitation in Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Mothers. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), San Francisco, CA.

*Kim, B., *Swisher, S., *Pokorny, K., & Gee, C. B. (2018, April). Cohabitation as a Moderator of Conflict Engagement and Coparenting in Low-Income, Ethnic Minority Mothers. Poster presented at George Washington University Research Days.

Cho Kim, S., Gee, C. B., Poblete, A.T. (2017, October).  Barriers to help-seeking behaviors in Asian American males: A qualitative examination. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Asian American Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Khera, G. S., Younus, S.I.*, Poblete, A.T.*, Sirijuntanan, P.*, & Gee, C.B. (2017, August). Factors related to help-seeking and service utilization among South Asian International Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Poblete, A.T.*, Khera, G.S., Gee, C.B., Porcelli, S.E.*, Younus, S.I. (2017, August). Asian/Asian American college students’ beliefs and help-seeking attitudes related to psychological and academic distress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Mack, R.A.*, & Gee, C. B. (2017, May). Coparenting and Child Behavior in Two-Year-Old Children of Minority Adolescent Mothers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Allen, J.*, Poblete, A. T.*, Swisher, S.*, & Gee, C. (2017, April).  The relationship between depression, parenting self-efficacy, and stress in low-income mothers. George Washington University Research Days, Washington, DC.

*Nysenbaum, J., Gee, C., So, D.W., & Key, H. (2016, August). Direct and Indirect Family Sex Communication among Black and White College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

*Younus, S., Poblete, A.T.*, Khera, M., Gee, C.B., Sirijuntanan, P.*, & Cho Kim, S. (2016, August). Barriers to mental healthcare service use in European American and Asian American college students.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Poblete, A.T.*, & Gee, C. B., (2016, July). Social Support Predicts Coparenting Quality Change among Young, Ethnically-diverse Parents. Division 45 (Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology) Research Conference, Palo Alto, CA.

*Mack, R.A., & Gee, C.B., (2016, March). Coparenting, Child Gender, and Child Externalizing and Internalizing Behavior among children of African American and Latina Adolescent Mothers. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

*Mack, R.A., & Gee, C.B. (2015, May).  Parental Consensus and Coparenting among African American and Latina Adolescent Mothers and their Children’s Fathers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

*Poblete, A.T., & Gee, C.B. (2014, November). Relationship Quality and Social Support as Predictors of Change in Coparenting Quality in Young, Ethnically-Diverse Parents. Poster presented at the meeting of the Special Topics Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: New Conceptualizations in the Study of Parenting-At-Risk, San Diego, CA.

*Hwang, S.Y., & Gee, C.B. (2014, March).  Effects of coparenting quality on relationship quality and father involvement: A mediation model. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

*Kinsky, M., Gee, C.B., & *Kuhn, M. (2013, July). Thoughts Related to Depression and Social Anxiety: Associations with Relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Kuhn, M., Gee, C.B., & *Kinsky, M. (2013, July). Observational Learning of Romantic Relationship Behavior in Emerging Adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Gee, C.B., Varga, C.M., & *Rivera, L. (2013, July). Coparenting as a Mediator: Differences between Mothers and Fathers in Minority Families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Reyes, C.X., & Gee, C.B. (2012, March). Effects of father involvement on young mothers’ well-being. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

*Hwang, S.Y., & Gee, C.B. (2012, March). The association between minority adolescent mothers’ and fathers’ relationship quality, coparenting, and father involvement. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

*Varga, C. M., & Gee, C.B. (2011, May). Coparenting Better Predicts Father Involvement: A Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

*Hwang, S.Y., Gee, C. (2011, August). Relationship Quality Predicts Father Involvement in Minority Adolescent Mothers and their Babies’ Fathers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

*Hotez, E., *Rivera, L., & Gee, C. B. (2011, April). The relationship between father involvement and anxiety in adolescent mothers.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, ON, Canada.

*Rivera, L. & Gee, C.B. (2011, April). The Roles of Social Support and Parental Stress in Father Involvement.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, ON, Canada.

*Varga, C. M., & Gee, C.B. (2011, April). Coparenting Mediates the Association between Relationship Quality and Father Involvement. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, ON, Canada.

*Hotez, E., *Rivera, L., & Gee, C. B. (2011, March). Father involvement and anxiety in adolescent mothers during the prenatal and 6-month periods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Boston, MA.

*Varga, C. M., & Gee, C.B. (2010, March). Coparenting Better Predicts Father Involvement in Minority Adolescent Mothers and Fathers. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

*Leaman, S. C., Gee, C.B., & Cogar, M. (2009, November). Risk factors for psychological distress and uses of religious coping among African torture survivors.  Poster presented at the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, GA.

*Varga, C. M., & Gee, C.B. (2009, April). Me and My Baby’s Daddy: The Roles of Racial Identity, Father Involvement, and Coparenting in Adolescent African American Mothers.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

*Licht, R.O., Gee, C.B., *Nysenbaum, J.J. (2009, April). Sex Education: Associations with Young Adults’ Sexual Outcomes. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

*Nysenbaum, J.J., & Gee, C. B. (2009, April). Gender Differences in Family Sex Communication and Contraceptive Use among Emerging Adults. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

*Varga, C., & Gee, C. B. (2008, June).  Racial Identity, Father Involvement, and Coparenting in Adolescent African American Mothers and Fathers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Family Research Consortium, New Orleans, LA.

Lanthier, R., & Gee, C. B. (2008, March).  Academic Performance and Adults’ Academic Expectations as Predictors of Students’ College Plans.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

*Jankowski, J., & Gee, C. B. (2008, March). Think Bigger: Expanding Parent-Adolescent sex Communication to Family sex Communication.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

*Leaman, S., & Gee, C.B. (2006, March).  Abusive dating relationships among late adolescent and emerging adult mothers.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Gee, C.B., *McNerney, C., *Reiter, M., & *Leaman, S. (2006, March).  The influence of adolescent mothers’ and fathers’ relationship quality on father involvement.  Symposium paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

*Reiter, M., *McNerney, C., & Gee, C.  (2005, August).  Communication about religious differences in interracial/interethnic romantic relationships.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

*Pickens, I., Gee, C., *Reiter, M., & *Leaman, S. (2005, March).  Academic success: Predictors and correlates of educational attainment in low-income African American fathers.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

*McNerney, C., *Reiter, M., & Gee, C.  (2004, July).  The influence of racial match on romantic relationships.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Reiter, M., *McNerney, C., & Gee, C.  (2004, April). Interracial and same-race relationships: How different are they?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Cordova, J. V., Gee, C. B., & Warren, L. Z. (2003, November). Emotional Skillfulness in Marriage: Intimacy as a mediator of the relationship between emotional skillfulness and marital satisfaction. 37th Annual Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy Convention, Boston.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (2002, April).  Adolescent mothers and their children’s biological fathers: Predictors of continuity and psychological adjustment.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Cordova, J. V., Scott, R. L., Dorian, M., Mirgain, S., Gee, C. B., Warren, L. Z., & Castellani, A. M. (2001, November). The Marriage Checkup: A motivational interviewing approach to the promotion of marital health.  Symposium address in J. Cordova, (chair), The role of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in defining a comprehensive approach to promoting marital health.  35th Annual Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Cordova, J. V., Warren, L. Z., & Gee, C. B.  (1999, November).  Alexithymia and marital distress as predictors of depression.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cordova, J. V., Warren, L. Z., & Gee, C. B.  (1998, November).  A secondary prevention program for couple distress: Can motivational interviewing aid prodromal couples?  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.

Gee, C. B., Nicholson, M. J., Osborne, L. N., & Rhodes, J. E. (1998, May).  Supportive and problematic relationships of adolescent mothers with their brothers and sisters: Associations with psychological adjustment.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (1998, February).  Adolescent mothers’ relationships with their fathers: Co-residence and relationship continuity.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, CA.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E.  (1997, May).  Postpartum transitions in adolescent mothers’ romantic and maternal relationships.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Columbia, SC.

Nicholson, M. J., Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E.  (1997, May).   Adolescent mothers’ relationships with their siblings: Support, problems, and associations with psychological well‑being.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Rhodes, J. E., Davis, A. A., & Gee, C. B.  (1997, April).  Adolescent mothers’ relationships with their fathers and male partners.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E.  (1996, November).  Mentoring relationships among urban adolescents: Implications for intervention and policy.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Gee, C. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (1996, May).  Adolescent mothers and their male partners: A longitudinal study of supportive and problematic interactions and adjustment.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Rhodes, J., Davis, A., Meyers, A., Gee, C., & Klaw, E.  (1996, March).  Social support, social strain, and the adaptation of adolescent mothers.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Boston, MA.

O’Brien, M., Bahadur, M., Gee, C., Balto, K., & Erber, S. (1995, August).  Child exposure to marital conflict and child coping responses as a predictor of child adjustment.  Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Invited Presentations

Gee, C. B. (2007, April).  Where’s dad?  Adolescent mothers’ relationships with their babies’ fathers.  American University Clinical Psychology Colloquium Series, Washington, DC.

Gee, C. B. (2007, May).  Adolescent Mothers and Fathers: Determinants of Father Involvement.  George Mason University Developmental & Biopsychology Colloquium Series, Fairfax, VA.

Gee, C. B. (2007, May).  Predictors of father involvement among biological fathers of children born to adolescent mothers.  The Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC.

CURRENT & PREVIOUS RESEARCH SUPPORT

Principal Investigator, The influence of maternal gatekeeping, parental competence, and social support on father involvement in low-income families. Columbian College Facilitating Fund, George  Washington University, Washington, DC. 7/1/14–6/15/15, $9,240

Principal Investigator, African American and Latina/o adolescent mothers and their babies’ fathers: The association of father involvement and coparenting behaviors with psychological functioning at two years postpartum.  University Facilitating Fund, George Washington University, Washington, DC. 7/1/09–6/30/10, $17,616.20

Principal Investigator, Psychosocial stress and ethnic minority adolescent mental health (1 K01 MH072504)National Institute of Mental Health, Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), 6/1/04-5/31/10, $686,231

Co-Principal Investigator, Children of Children: An intergenerational approach to improving outcomes for adolescent mothers and their children, Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, VA.  June 2002-February 2003.  $38,492

Junior Scholar Research Incentive Award, George Washington University, Washington, DC.  May 2003-August 2003.  $7,500

Released Time for Research Proposal Development, George Washington University, Fall 2002

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018, May        2018 APS RISE Award honorable mention award for poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science annual meeting

2018, Spring     Engaged Liberal Arts Course Pilot Program

2017, Spring     Dean’s Administrative Fellowship Progra

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship

1997 Ed Scheiderer Memorial Research Award for Outstanding Research by a Clinical/Community Psychology Doctoral Student

 WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

2017  Course Design Institute (May 22-26, 2017), George Washington University

2005    Structural Equation Modeling 2-day Short Course, University of Maryland, College Park

2005    Multilevel Modeling 2-day Workshop, Johns Hopkins University

2007    Focus Groups: Designing and Conducting Focus Groups in the Development Context.” June 4-5, 2008, World Bank Institute Evaluation Group

2003    Fragile Families Data Workshop, Columbia University

SERVICE TO DEPARTMENT/UNIVERSITY

2018-present    Psychology Department Website Manager

2018-present    Externship Director, GWU Clinical/Community Psychology Program

2017-present    Psychology Department Public Relations (Social Media) Coordinator

2017-present    Colombian College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Council, George Washington University

2017, Spring    Search Committee for Director of Undergraduate Advising

2017, Spring    Promotion (Non-Tenure Track) Guideline Committee

2016-2017       George Washington University, Middle States Accreditation Review Self-Study Committee

2015-2016      George Washington University Faculty Senate Research Committee

2015, 2016     George Washington University – Health Professions Advising Committee

2014-2015     George Washington University Faculty Senate

2015              George Washington University – University Facilitating Fund Reviewer

2014              George Washington University Task Force on Access and Success, Chair of subcommittee to increase college opportunities for underrepresented youth

2012              Graduate Teaching Assistant Evaluations Coordinator

2010-2012,   Externship Director, GWU Clinical/Community Psychology Program

2005-2009

2010              Developmental Psychology (Psyc 2013) Team leader for departmental initiative to revise gateway courses to meet G-PAC requirements

2009              Ad hoc committee to review the feasibility of an M.A. program in Psychology

2005-2006     Ad hoc committee to review Clinical/Community Psychology Ph.D. program externships

2003-2008      Psychology Department Graduate Teaching Assistant Coordinator

2003-2009       Psychology Department Supplemental Area Advisor, Undergraduate

2001-present    Graduate Admissions Committee, Clinical/Community Psychology Program

January 2007   Review of Luther Rice Fellowship Applications for 2008-2009

2005-2006       Faculty Advisor for Proseminar in Scholarship and Advising

2004, 2005      Colonial Inauguration Faculty Advisor

2002-2004       Undergraduate Registration Advising

2004               Faculty Coordinator of Nominating Committee, American Psychological Association 2004 Suinn Minority Achievement Award for Graduate Programs in Psychology with Demonstrated Excellence in the Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic Minority Students. (Note: The clinical program was honored with the award in 2004, including an award of $1,433.34)

2004               Ad hoc committee on Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program curriculum review

2003               Cognitive Neuropsychology Search Committee

2003               Member, Conference Coordinating Committee, “Translating Basic Research into Prevention: At the Interface of Psychology and Public Health,” June 9-10, 2003, Washington, DC. (Sponsored by George Washington University)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2014-present     American Psychological Association Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs ProDIGS mentor to junior faculty of color studying minority mental health and health disparities

2003-present     Member, American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

Initial Review Committee (2003-2008, 2012, 2015-2017)

2012-present    Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Child and Family Studies

2012-present    Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Family Issues

2006-2015       Editorial board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence

2007-present    Ad hoc reviewer, Family Relations                               

2003-present    Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Family Psychology

2002-2010       Ad hoc reviewer, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

2006                Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Health

2004-2005       Asian American Psychological Association Conference Site Planning Committee

2004                 Ad hoc reviewer, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

2003                 Reviewer, Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

1997-1999        Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality                                             Processes and Individual Differences

1999-2000        Ad hoc reviewer, American Journal of Community Psychology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Psychological Association

Society for Research on Adolescence

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

George Washington University (2001-present)

  • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 2013 – Undergraduate)
  • Psychology of Adolescence (PSYC 3112 – Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology (PSYC 3170 – Undergraduate)
  • Family Psychology and Diversity (PSYC 4997 – Undergraduate honors)
  • Adolescent Parenthood (PSYC 4997 – Undergraduate honors)
  • Ethics and Professional Issues (PSYC 8220 – Graduate)
  • General Practice of Psychology (PSYC 8237/8 – Graduate)
  • Cognitive Assessment (PSYC 8207 – Graduate)
  • Adolescence (PSYC 8287 – Graduate)
  • Advanced Readings & Research (PSYC 8398 – Graduate)
  • Proseminar for Scholarship and Advising (CCAS 0010 – Undergraduate)
  • Supervised Research (PSYC 3591 – Undergraduate)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995-2000)

  • Undergraduate Research in Psychology (Undergraduate Independent Study)
  • Community Psychology (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate and Graduate Mentoring Experience

  • Undergraduate Research Advising
    • Michelle Kuhn, Provost Undergraduate Research Fellowship Advisor. Relational influences on healthy romantic relationships in college-aged students (2012-2013)
    • Robyn Licht, Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship Advisor (2007-08)
    • Isaiah Pickens, Gamow Research Fellowship Advisor (2004-5)
  • Doctoral Thesis Advising
    • Rachel Mack, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student
    • Alyssa Poblete, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student
    • Sun Young Hwang, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (Ph.D., May 2018, Clinical/Community Psychology) – Parental Self-Efficacy and Father Involvement among Low-Income Fathers
    • Lyzaida Rivera-Bauer (Ph.D., May 2017, Clinical/Community Psychology) –  Defining the Paternal Role and Understanding the Effects of

Paternal Role Consensus and Maternal Gatekeeping on Father Involvement

in Non-cohabiting African American and Hispanic Adolescent Parents

    • Jessica Jankowski Nysenbaum (Ph.D., August 2017, Clinical/Community Psychology) doctoral student – Direct and indirect parent-child sex communication: associations with condom use self-efficacy and condom use among black and white college students
    • Claudia Ximena Reyes, (Ph.D. January 2014, Clinical/Community Psychology) –Effects of Father Involvement on Mothers’ Stress and Depression: A Moderated Mediation Model
    • Colleen Varga, (Ph.D. August 2011, Clinical/Community Psychology) – Relationship Quality, Coparenting and Father Involvement in African American and Hispanic Adolescent Mothers and Fathers: A Mediational Model
  • Suzanne Leaman, (Ph.D. 2009, Clinical/Community Psychology) – Risk Factors for Psychological Distress and Uses of Religious Coping among African Torture Survivors
    • Christopher McNerney (Ph.D. 2008, Clinical/Community Psychology) – The influence of macro and micro contextual factors in interracial romantic relationships
    • Michael Reiter (Ph.D., 2008; Clinical/Community Psychology) – Communication and Satisfaction in Inter- and Intraracial and Inter- and Intrafaith Romantic Relationships

 

  • Master’s Thesis Advising

Barunie Kim, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (in progress)

Rachel Mack, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Alyssa Poblete, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Sun Young Hwang, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Lyzaida Rivera, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Claudia Ximena Reyes, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Jessica Jankowski, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Christopher McNerney, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Michael Reiter, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

Suzanne Leaman, Clinical/Community Psychology doctoral student (completed)

  • Doctoral Committee Member/Examiner

Ariel Smith (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, to be awarded August 2018), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Stephen Kenney (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2018), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Kate Lieberman (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2018), Dissertation Committee Member

Samia Ortiz-Hernandez (doctoral candidate, Clinical Psychology), Dissertation Committee Member

Heather Key (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2016, Howard University), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Miguel Iracheta (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2016), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Gina Raciti (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2016), Dissertation Committee Member

Ethan Eisen (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2016), Dissertation Committee Member

Yadira Sanchez (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2012), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Teresa Hsu (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 2011), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Carla Messenger (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2005), Dissertation Committee Member

Lauren Mednick (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2005) Dissertation Committee Member

Marisa Spann (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2004), Dissertation Committee Member

Lisa Marie Hooper (Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, 2003), Dissertation Committee Member

Kimberly Kaufman (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2003), Dissertation Committee Member

Stacey Rosenfeld (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2003), Dissertation Committee Member

Traci Rinker Miller (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2002), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Naomi Lampert Pollard (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 2002), Dissertation Committee Examiner

Hilary Towers (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2002), Dissertation Committee Examiner