My research focuses on (1) how public school educators acquire information about and decide to adopt social skills, health, and instructional programs (2) how teacher advice networks are associated with the adoption and use of classroom practices and (3) how children’s peer social networks are associated with their aggressive and prosocial behaviors. I also have expertise in social network analysis and have published several papers on the advancement of social network data collection and analytic methods. I often focus my work on urban and low-income elementary schools and have collected social network data in several public school districts. I am the recipient of the 2016 American Psychological Association Division 27 Early Career Award, and my research has appeared in journals such as Child Development, American Journal of Community Psychology, Sociology of Education, Social Development, Social Networks, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Early Adolescence The National Institute of Mental Health, William T. Grant Foundation, and Spencer Foundation have funded my work.
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