International Center School-Based Youth Development

PROJECT COVITALITY

(iCSBYD):Name Change Reflects Expanding International Collaborations

OtheriCSBYD Resources: School Safety, School Mental Wellness, Measurement

Founded in 2002, these reports provide annual summaries of the research projects, grants, publications, and presentations by center researchersduringthepast six years.

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Annual Reports


iCSBYD Faculty and Affiliated Researchers

Erin Dowdy, Ph.D. edowdy@education.ucsb.eduweb link

Erin is a professor in the Department of Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. She is interested in behavioral assessment, prevention, early intervention, and screening for complete mental health. Specifically, she investigates screening techniques and how to use results to inform and improve upon prevention and early intervention services for use in schools.

Erika Felix, Ph.D. efelix@ucsb.eduweb link

Erika is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Her research interests include school bullying and peer victimization, disaster mental health, and school-based prevention and intervention services for youth. Dr. Felix received her Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from DePaul University. Dr. Felix has co-authored several scholarly publications and presentations in the areas of peer victimization, disaster mental health, preventive interventions for youth, and program evaluation. Dr. Felix has lectured locally and internationally on trauma and mental health services for youth. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Michael Furlong, Ph.D. mfurlong@ucsb.eduweb Link

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Furlong2/publications

Mike is a distinguished emeritus professor and Research Professor at UCSB and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 16, School Psychology) and the American Educational Research Association. He served as the Editor of the Journal of School Violence and a co-editor of the Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools (2009, 2014).

Karen Nylund-Gibson, Ph.D. knylund@education.ucsb.eduweb link

Karen is an associate professor of quantitative research methodology in the Department of Education. She has been at UCSB since 2009. Prior to joining the department, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Ph.D. at UCLA, working with Bengt Muthen. Her research focus is on latent variable models, specifically mixture models and she has published many articles and book chapters on developments, best practices, and applications of latent class analysis, latent transition analysis, and growth mixture modeling.

Matt Quirk, Ph.D. (Director)mquirk@ucsb.edu web link

Mattis an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Dr. Quirk’s ongoing research focuses on student's academic motivation and engagement, early literacy development, and school readiness with a specific focus on Latino/a and English learner student populations. Most of his recent work has focused primarily on kindergarten screening to identify students who might benefit most from early and targeted academic and social-emotional supports.

Jill Sharkey, Ph.D. jsharkey@education.ucsb.edu web link

Jill is a professorin the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, Her research centers on promoting student engagement for all children and primarily for children who have experienced a variety of personal, family, and community risk factors. In particular, she is focused on understanding optimal family, school, and community response to youth at risk. Her recent contracts and grants have included examining school response to youths at-risk for gang involvement, innovation in juvenile justice response to females on probation, and evaluation of reentry services to promote positive outcomes for probationers. Dr. Sharkey is also interested in understanding the impact of bullying and the stigma of bullying on psychosocial functioning. Furthermore, she is passionate about transforming school systems to respond to students with challenging behavior with restorative rather than exclusionary approaches.

Antoniya Terzieva, B.A. aterzieva@education.ucsb.edu web link

Antoniya is an assistant research specialist at the Center for School-Based Youth Development at UC Santa Barbara. She works on two early childhood research and program evaluation projects – First 5 Santa Barbara County and THRIVE Santa Barbara County. Terzieva received her B.A. in Psychology from Colgate University in May 2010. She also has a minor in Sociology and Anthropology. While at Colgate University, she worked as a Research Assistant for several professors, including Professor Kevin Carlsmith’s Punishment Motives Lab and Professor Landon Reid’s Racism, Experience, and Perception Lab. Her research interests include school-based interventions, school readiness, close relationships, marriage, and couples’ therapy. Antoniya is also interested in eventually pursuing a doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology. She is a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association.

Chunyan Yang, Ph.D.cyang@education.ucsb.edu

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Chunyan is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Her research interests focus on understanding the functions of school climate, social-emotional learning, school and classroom management techniques, individuals’ positivepsychologicaltraits, and cultural factors in promoting and prohibiting the development of resilience among children and adolescents, particularly in programs targeting bullying and school engagement.

Student Researchers

Agustina Bertoneis a doctoral student in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department

Isabelle Fleury is a doctoral student in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department

Luke Janesis a doctoral student in theCounseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department

Katie Moffa s a doctoral student in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department

Rhea Wagleis a doctoral student in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department

Allie Wroblewskiis a doctoral student in theCounseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department

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