Research Team

Research Team

University research depends on the efforts of many graduate and undergraduate students, working alongside the faculty member on shared and independent research. Our team works on qualitative and mixed methods research questions related to risk and resilience, gender influences, qualitative methods, and psychological sense of community in U.S. urban and Afghan communities. Over the years I've been lucky to have the assistance of many fine students.


Our team works together on shared research team projects as well as aiding students as they work on independent undergraduate theses, master's theses and doctoral dissertation projects. Over the years, students have done work in a range of areas, including:

  • PSOC and school culture in schools with and without GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances
  • Resilience in Latino immigrant families
  • Resilience of Afghan women and men in the U.S.
  • The role of PSOC and empowerment in Community Arts programs
  • Impact of a job and education training program on families functioning
  • Psychological sense of community among college students at an HBCU
  • Educational attitudes of women at a job and education training program
  • Impact of welfare reform on economic indicators

Those who have already graduated have gone on to make important contributions in academic and applied communities. View them here on the students page.