Though I have various research interests, I tend to focus on best practices for literacy and language instruction to support culturally and linguistically diverse students, writing development of English learners (ELs), and teacher preparation for working with ELs across content areas.
Influence of how identity and personal experiences shape the literacy practices and learning in the classroom for both teachers and students; K-12 literacy instruction, including critical literacy; teacher preparation with a focus on the intersection of theory & practice.
Autism; Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education; Language, Literacy, and Social Communication; Families' Experiences, Beliefs, and Practices; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners; Positive and Naturalistic Behavioral Support Strategies
"Social cognitive development, morality, intergroup relationships, origins of prejudice, social exclusion, morality and theory of mind, implicit and explicit biases, and broadening participation in STEM by promoting inclusive classroom contexts"
Process and outcome in counseling and psychotherapy groups; The therapy relationship: Working alliance, Real Relationship and Transference-Countertransference; Actor-Partner Interdependence Model applied to groups; Dyadic methods for analyzing the therapeutic relationship; Longitudinal analyses.