Applied Educational Psychology Students Shine at Society for Cross-Cultural Research Conference

| February 27, 2013

Webster at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research conference in Mobile, Ala.: Angela Cuartas-Lopez; Laura McKinney Axtetter; Debbie Stiles, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator; Alisha Moore; Abby Birhanu; Krista Cooperman; and Holly Scoggins Kern.

School of Education professor Debbie Stiles and six of her Applied Educational Psychology graduate students presented at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research conference in Mobile, Ala., Feb. 20-23.

“They did so well, I’m so very proud of them,” said Stiles, a psychologist and longtime Webster professor who coordinates the Applied Educational Psychology degree program. “It’s a significant leap to go from student to presenter at a conference like this, and they all rose to the occasion.”

On top of the months of research to propose their papers and present at the conference, the students also secured funding in part from Student Government Association and the School of Education’s Beatrice and David Kornblum Institute for Teaching Excellence.

In addition to the existing master’s program in Applied Educational Psychology, the School of Education has plans to launch an Ed.S. in Applied Educational Psychology — School Psychology.

Topics Addressed by the Students

(Note: Not all of the authors of the accepted papers were able to attend, but all are cited below.)

Invited Paper and Chair of Conference Symposium:

1. Laura Axtetter (2013). Mirror, Mirror: Early Identity Development of Female Chinese Adoptees in Transracial Families. Society for Cross-Cultural Research

Author on Poster and Paper Presentation:

2. Alisha Moore (2013). Parent Involvement in Education Among Hispanic Families with Children in Early Childhood Settings. Society for Cross-Cultural Research

Student Co-Authors on Posters and Papers Presented at Conferences:

3. Angela Cuartas-Lopez, Abby Birhanu, Alisha L. Moore, Nichole L. Blake, Krista L. Cooperman (2013). Immigrants to Missouri: An Exploration of Acculturation, Resilience, and Educational Beliefs, Society for Cross-Cultural Research

4. Krista L. Cooperman Holly Scoggins Kern, Thea E. Palermo(2013). Cultural Considerations in the Preparation of Psychoeducational Assessment ReportsĀ  about Children of Bosnian Descent, Society for Cross-Cultural Research

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  1. Linda Holtzman says:

    To Debbie Stiles and your Brilliant Students,

    Congratulations on your extraordinary work. Given my passion for human diversity and cross cultural communication, I would love to see some of the papers some time.

    Linda Holtzman