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Invited Speakers

Dr. J.D. Bowers, Ph. D. "Literacy Beyond the Holocaust"

Dr. William Brozo, Ph. D. Video "Real Men Read"

Dr. William Brozo, Ph. D. "The Achievement Gap in Reading: Exploring the Gender Literacy Connection for Boys"

Dr. William Brozo, Ph. D. "Reading is a Guy Thing: Closing the Achievement Gap for Adolescent Boys"

Dr. Lissette Burrows, Ph.D. Video "Governing the Healthy Child in New Zealand"

Zoe Cassady, "Made to Order: Instant Content Area Vocabulary"

Dr. Mayra Daniel, Ph. D. "Literacy Strategies That Help ELLs: Understanding Bilingual and Multilingual Populations"

Dr. Amanda Durik, Ph. D. "Brewing Motivation: The Importance of Ability Beliefs and Task Value"

Dr. Jacquelynne Eccles, Ph. D. Power Point slide presentation "Schools and Adolescent Development"

Dr. Jacquelynne Eccles, Ph. D. Video "Schools and Adolescent Development"

Vicki Kay, "A New Take on a Familiar Strategy: Using Dialogue Journals with Content Area Literacy"

Samantha Morley, Ed. D "Assessing Comprehension: Beyond Traditional Questions at the End of the Passage"

Dr. Lee Shumow, Ph. D. ''Involving Parents''

Dr. Lee Shumow, Ph. D. "Resources for Promoting Family Engagement in Middle School Literacy"

Molly Williams, Ed. D "Understanding and Instructing Middle School Struggling Readers"

Publications

Brown, B. B., Steinberg, L. D., Bogenschneider, K., Lazzaro, C., and Mounts, N. S. (1988). Noninstructional influences on high school student achievement: An annotated bibliography. Madison, WI: National Center on Effective Secondary Schools.

Csikszentmihalyi, M., Schneider, B., Shernoff, D. J., and Hoogstra, L. (2001). Preparing for the world of work. North American Montessori Teacher’s Association Journal, 26 (1), 123-138.

Lamborn, S. D., Mounts, N. S., Steinberg, L.D. and Brown, B. B. (1992). Putting school in perspective: The influence of family, peers, extracurricular participation, and part-time work on academic engagement. In F. M. Newmann (Ed.), Student engagement and achievement in American high schools. New York: Teachers College Press.

Linnenbrink-Garcia, L., Durik, A. M., Conley, A. M., Barron, K. E., Tauer, J. M., Karabenick, S. A., and Harackiewicz, J. M. (In press). Situational Interest Survey (SIS): An instrument to assess the role of situational factors in interest development. Educational and Psychological Measurement.

Mounts, N. S. and Steinberg, L. (1995). An ecological analysis of peer influence on adolescent grade-point-average and drug use. Developmental Psychology, 31, 915-922.

Schmidt, J.A. and Padilla, B. (2003). Self-esteem and family challenge: An investigation of their effects on achievement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 32(1), 37-46.

Schmidt, J. A., Shernoff, D. J., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2007). Individual and situational factors related to the experience of flow in adolescence: A multilevel approach. In A.D. Ong and M. van Dulmen (Eds.), The Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology (pp. 542 – 558). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shernoff, D.J. (2010). The experience of student engagement in high school classrooms: Influences and effects on long-term outcomes. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Shernoff, D. J. (2001). The Individual-Maker: A master teacher and his transformational curriculum. Palm Desert, CA: William and Sons.

Shernoff, D. J. (2001). Towards a positive education for adolescents: An example from the humanities. North American Montessori Teacher’s Association Journal, 26 (3), 516-541.

Shernoff, D. J., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2009). Flow in schools: Cultivating engaged learners and optimal learning environments. In R. Gilman, E. S. Heubner, and M. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools (pp. 131-145). New York: Routledge.

Shernoff, D. J., Csikszentmihalyi, M., Schneider, B., and Shernoff, E. S. (2003). Student engagement in high school classrooms from the perspective of flow theory. School Psychology Quarterly, 18, 158-76.

Shernoff, D. J., and Hoogstra, L. (2001). Continuing motivation beyond the high school classroom. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 93, 73-87.

Shernoff, D. J., Knauth, S., and Makris, E. (2000). The quality of classroom experiences. In M. Csikszentmihalyi and B. Schneider, Becoming Adult (pp. 122-145). New York: Basic Books.

Shernoff, D. J., and Schmidt, J. A. (2008). Further evidence of an engagement-achievement paradox among U.S. High school students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 564-580.

Shumow, L., Schmidt, J., and Kackar, H. (2008). Adolescent's experience doing homework: Associations among context, quality of experience, and social-emotional outcomes. School Community Journal, 18(2), 9-27. Retrieved October 27, 2008 fromhttp://www.adi.org/journal/resources/SCJFall2008.pdf

Steinberg, L. D., Elmen, J. D., and Mounts, N. S. (1989). Authoritative parenting, psychosocial maturity, and academic success among adolescents. Child Development, 60, 1424-1436.

Zollman, A. (2011). The use of graphic organizers to improve students and teachers problem solving skills and abilities. In Padwig, L., and Rogerson, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project. (pp. 381-384). Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa: Oxford University Press.

Zollman A. (2009a). Mathematical graphic organizers. Teaching Children Mathematics, 16 (4), 222-229.

Zollman A. (2009b). Students using graphic organizers to improve problem solving, Middle School Journal, 41 (3), 4-12.

Zollman, A., Smith, M C., Reisdorf, P. (2011). Identity development: Critical components for learning in mathematics. In D. Brahier, D., (Ed.) Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics. Seventy-Third National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook. (pp. 43-53). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Smith, M C. (2006, Spring). TeenScene: Learning about teens from teens. Endeavors: NIU College of Education Alumni Magazine, 5, p. 5.

Hektner, J.M., Schmidt, J.A, and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2007). Experience sampling method: Measuring the quality of everyday life. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Asakawa, K. Hektner, J., Schmidt, J. A. and Henshaw, D. (2000). Envisioning the future. In M. Csikszentmihalyi, and B. Schneider (Eds.) Becoming adult: How adolescents prepare for the world of work, pp. 39-64. New York: Basic Books.

Schmidt, J.A., Rich, G., and Makris, E. (2000). Images of work and play. In M. Csikszentmihalyi and B. Schneider (Eds.), Becoming adult: How adolescents prepare for the world of work, pp. 67-94. New York: Basic Books.

Schneider, B. and Schmidt, J.A. (1996). Young Women at Work: A Life-Course Perspective. In K. Borman and P. Dubeck (Eds.) Women and Work: A Handbook, pp. 17-21. New York: Garland.

Billman, P., Smith, M C., Bergeron, L., and Lewis, J. (2007). Comprehensive school reform in Illinois: Statewide evaluation for 2006 and 2007. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Regional Development Institute.

Domina, M. (2004). The application of John Dewey’s ideas to an inner city alternative high school. Education and Culture, XX(1), 14 - 23.

Durik, A. M., and Eccles, J. S. (2006). Classroom activities in math and reading in early, middle, and late elementary school. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 41(1), 33-41.

Okrah, K. and Domina, M. (2005). Dispositions and Multicultural Education. In R. Lee Smith, James Hurst, and Denise Smith (Eds.) The Passion of Teaching: Dispositions in the School. Oxford: Scarecrow Education.

Shernoff, D. and Schmidt, J.A. (2008). Examining Ethnic, Socioeconomic, and Contextual Influences on Engagement in Educational Contexts. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37: 564-580.

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R. (2001). Predicting perception of school safety among adolescents and their parents. School Community Journal, 11, 93-112.

Shumow, L., and Miller, J. (2001). Father’s and mother’s school involvement during early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21, 69 – 92.

Smith, M C., and Sheehan-Holt, J.K. (2000). Evaluation of the 1992 NALS Background Survey Questionnaire:An analysis of uses with recommendations for revisions. Technical Report prepared for the Educational Statistics Services Institute. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

Vandell, D., Shumow, L., and Posner, J. (2005) After school programs for low-income children: Differences in program quality. In J. Mahoney, R. Larson and J. Eccles (Eds.) Organized activities as contexts of development: Extracurricular activities, after-school and community programs (pp. 437 – 456). Mahwah: Erlbaum.

Zollman, A., Smith, MC., and Reisdorf, P. (Accepted for publication). Adolescent identity and possible selves: Critical components for self-regulated learning in mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook.

Schmidt, J.A., Shernoff, D.J., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2007). Individual and situational factors related to the experience of flow in adolescence: A multilevel approach. In A.D. Ong and M. van Dulmen (Eds.) Oxford handbook of methods in positive psychology, pp. 542-558. New York: Oxford Press.

Durik, A. M., Vida, M., and Eccles, J. S. (2006) Task values and ability beliefs as predictors of high school literacy choices: A developmental analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98(2), 382-393.

Holt, J.K., and Smith, M C. (2005). Literacy development among different ethnic groups: The role of socioeconomic and cultural factors. Reading Research and Instruction, 44(3), 1-21.

Shumow, L, Schmidt, J., Kackar, H. (2008). Reading in class and out: An Experience Sampling Method study. Middle Grades Research Journal, 3(3), 97-120.

Smith, M C. (1990). A longitudinal investigation of reading attitude development from childhood to adulthood. Journal of Educational Research, 83, 215-219.

Smith, M C. (1993). Changes in reading ability and attitude from childhood to adulthood: A longitudinal investigation. In S. R. Yussen and MC. Smith (Eds.), Reading across the life span (pp. 273-291). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Smith, M C., and Locke, S.G. (1999). Differences in literacy practices and educational and occupational goals of GED students and GED recipients in a community college. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 16, 49-55.

Yussen, S.R., and Smith, M C. (Eds.). (1993). Reading across the life span. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Mounts, N. S. (1995). Gateway: Parenting Into the Teen Years. North Central Region of the Cooperative Extension Service. Publication number NCR 577.

Smith, M C. (2003). Parentsreview.org: Reviews of self-help books for parents of adolescents—A valuable resource for secondary teachers. Thresholds in Education, 29(3), 20-21. [Invited paper.]

Smith, M C., Van Loon, P.C., DeFrates-Densch, N., and Schrader, T.O. (1998). Content changes in parent education books for parents of adolescents. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 27, 194-213.

Smith, M C., Vartanian, L.R., DeFrates-Densch, N., Van Loon, P., and Locke, S. (2003). Self-help books for parents of adolescents, 1980-1993. Family Relations, 52(2), 174-179.

Chase-Lansdale, P. L., Moffitt, R., Lohman, B. J., Cherlin, A. J., Coley, R. L., Pittman, L. D., Roff, J., and Votruba-Drzal, E. (2003). Mothers’ transitions from welfare to work and the well-being of preschoolers and adolescents. Science, 299, 1548-1552.

Garber, J., Robinson, N.S., and Valentiner, D. P. (1997). The relation between parenting and adolescent depression: Self-worth as a mediator. Journal of Adolescent Research, 12, 12-33.

Holahan, C. J., Valentiner, D. P., and Moos, R. H. (1994). Parental support and psychological adjustment during the transition to young adulthood in a college sample. Journal of Family Psychology, 8, 215-223.

Holahan, C. J., Valentiner, D. P., and Moos, R. H. (1995). Parental support, coping strategies, and psychological adjustment: An integrative model with late adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 24, 633-648.

Lamborn, S. D., Mounts, N. S., Steinberg, L. D., and Dornbusch, S. M. (1991). Patterns of competence and adjustment among adolescents from authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglectful families. Child Development, 62, 1049-1065.

Mounts, N.S. (2004). Contributions of parenting and campus climate to freshmen adjustment in a multi-ethnic sample. Journal of Adolescent Research, 19, 468-491.

Mounts, N., Valentiner, D., Anderson, K., and Boswell, M. (2006). Shyness, sociability, and parental support for the college transition: Relations to adolescents’ adjustment. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 71-80.

Schmidt, J.A. (2005). Religiosity, emotional well-being, and family processes in working families. In B. Schneider and L. Waite (Eds.) Families working: Time apart, time together pp. 303-324. New York: Cambridge.

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R. (2002). Parental efficacy: Predictor of parenting behavior and adolescent outcomes. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2, 127-150.

Steinberg, L. D., Lamborn, S. D., Darling, N., Mounts, N. S., and Dornbusch, S. M. (1994). Over-time changes in adjustment and competence among adolescents from authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglectful families. Child Development, 65, 754-770.

Steinberg, L.D., Mounts, N. S., Lamborn, S. D., and Dornbusch, S. M. (1991). Authoritative parenting and adolescent adjustment across varied ecological niches. Journal of Research in Adolescence, 1, 19-36.

Smith, M C. (2006, Spring). TeenScene: Learning about teens from teens. Endeavors: Brown, B., and Mounts, N.S. (2007). The cultural context of family-peer linkages in adolescence. In Brown, B.B. and Mounts, N.S. (Eds.). Linking parents and family to adolescent peer relations: Ethnic and cultural considerations. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, No. 116 (pp. 1-15). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Brown, B. B. and Mounts, N.S. (Eds.) (2007). Linking parents and family to adolescent peer relations: Ethnic and cultural considerations. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, No. 116. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Brown, B. B., Mounts, N. S., Lamborn, S. D., and Steinberg, L. D. (1993). Parenting practices and peer group affiliation in adolescence. Child Development, 64, 467-482.

Mounts, N. S. (2000). Parental management of adolescent peer relationship: What are its effects on friend selection? In Kerns, K., Contreras, J., and Neal-Barnett, A. (Ed.) Family and peers: Linking two social worlds (pp. 169-193). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Mounts, N.S. (2001).Young adolescents’ perceptions of parental management of peer relationships. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21, 92-122.

Mounts, N. S. (2002). Parental management of adolescent peer relationships in context: The role of parenting style. Journal of Family Psychology,16, 58-69.

Mounts, N.S. (2004). Adolescents’ perceptions of parental management of peer relationships in an ethnically diverse sample. Journal of Adolescent Research, 19, 446-467.

Mounts, N.S. (2007). Adolescents’ and their mothers’ perceptions of parental management of peer relationships. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 17, 169-178.

Mounts, N. S. (2008). Linkages between parenting and peer relationships: A model for parental management of adolescents’ peer relationships. In M. Kerr, H. Stattin, and R. Engels, (Eds.), What can parents do: New insights into the role of parents in adolescent problem behaviour (pp. 163-189). West Sussex, UK: Wiley.

Mounts, N.S. and Kim, H.S. (2007). Precursors to management of peers: Caregiver’s knowledge of peers and goals of peer management in a multi-ethnic sample. In Brown, B. B. and Mounts, N.S. (Eds.) Linking parents and family to adolescent peer relations: Ethnic and cultural considerations. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, No. 116 (pp. 17-33). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Mounts, N.S. and Kim, H.S. (2009). Parental management of early adolescents’ dating in an ethnically diverse sample. Journal of Adolescent Research, 24, 531-560.

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McIntosh, H. Schmidt, J.A., and Chang, F. (2001). Predictors of positive cooperative behaviors in youths.New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,93, 45-59.

Schmidt, J., Shumow, L, and Kackar, H. (2007). Adolescents' participation in service activities and its impact on academic, behavioral, and civic outcomes.Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(2),127-140.

Coley, R. L., Lohman, B., Votruba-Drzal, E., Pittman, L. D., and Chase-Lansdale, P. L. (2007). Maternal functioning, time and money: The world of work and welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 721-741.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. and Schmidt, J.A. (1998). Stress and resilience in adolescence: An evolutionary perspective. In K.M. Borman and B. Schneider (Eds.), Adolescent years: Social influences and educational challenges (National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook on Adolescence) pp.1-17. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lohman, B. J., Pittman, L. D., Chase-Lansdale, P. L., and Coley, R. L. (2004). Welfare history, sanctions, and developmental outcomes among low-income children and youth. Social Service Review, 78, 41-73.

Pittman, L. D. (2007). Grandmothers’ involvement among young adolescents growing up in poverty. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 17, 89-116.

Pittman, L. D., and Boswell, M. K. (2008). Low-income multigenerational households: Variation in family functioning by mothers’ age and race/ethnicity. Journal of Family Issues, 29, 851-881.

Pittman, L. D., and Chase-Lansdale, P. L. (2001). African-American adolescent girls in impoverished communities: Parenting style and adolescent outcomes. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 11, 199-224.

Schmidt, J.A. (2003). Correlates of reduced misconduct among adolescents facing adversity. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 32(6), 439-452.

Schmidt, J.A. (2003). Promoting educational resilience among at-risk youth. Thresholds in Education 29, 3, 3-5.

Shumow, L, Smith, M.C., and Smith, T. (2009). Academic and behavioral characteristics of young adolescents in self care: Moderating effects of family and community characteristics. Journal of Early Adolescence, 29, 233-257.

Adams, G.B., Waas, G.A., March, J.S., and Smith, M C. (1994). Educating school personnel about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: An intervention model. School Psychology Quarterly, 9, 1-22.

Deacon, B. J., Valentiner, D. P., Gutierrez, P. M., and Blacker, D. (2002). The anxiety sensitivity index for children: Factor structure and relation to panic symptoms in an adolescent sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40, 839-852.

Mounts, N.S. (1997). Aggression and peer-rejected children. Human Development Bulletin: A Review of Research and Practice, 3, 1-3. (Cooperative Extension Service of Ohio State University)

Mounts, N.S. (1997). Applied resources: Helping aggressive children develop social skills. Human Development Bulletin: A Review of Research and Practice, 3, 2-7. (Cooperative Extension Service of Ohio State University)

Mounts, N.S. (1997). Research Brief: What about girls? Are they really not aggressive? Human Development Bulletin: A Review of Research and Practice, 3, 4-5. (Cooperative Extension Service of Ohio State University)

Valentiner, D. P., Gutierrez, P. M., and Blacker, D. (2002). Anxiety measures and their relationship to adolescent suicidal ideation and behavior. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 16, 11-32.

Valentiner, D.P., Mounts, N.S., and Deacon, B.J. (2004). Nonclinical panic attacks and substance use behaviors during late adolescence. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18, 573-585.

Amis, J., Vardaman, J., Dyson, B., Wright, P. M., and Ferry, H. (in press). Implementing childhood obesity policy in a new educational environment:The cases of Mississippi and Tennessee. American Journal of Public Health.

Coulson, C., Irwin, C., and Wright, P. M. (in press). Applying Hellison’s responsibility model in a residential treatment facility: A practical inquiry project. Agora for Physical Education and Sport.

Hellison, D., and Wright, P. M. (2010). Assessment (Chapter 11) in Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, 3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Hellison, D. and Wright, P. M. (2003). Retention in an urban extended day program: A process-based assessement. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 22, 369-381.

Li, W., Rukavina, P., and Wright, P. M. (in press).Coping mechanisms against weight-related teasing among overweight or obese adolescents in urban physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Li, W., Wright, P. M., Rukavina, P., and Pickering, M. (2008). Measuring students’ perceptions of personal and social responsibility and its relationship to intrinsic motivation in urban physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 167-178.

Pascual, C. B., Escarti, A., Guiterrez, M., Llopis, R., Marin, D., and Wright, P. M. (2011). Exploring the implementation fidelity of a program designed to promote personal and social responsibility through physical education: A comparative case study. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport, 82, 499-511.

Walsh, D., Ozaeta, J., and Wright, P. M. (2010). Transference of responsibility model goals to the school environment: Exploring the impact of a coaching club program. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 15, 15-28.

Wright, P. M. (in press). Offering a TPSR physical activity club to adolescent boys labeled “at risk” in partnership with a comprehensive community-based youth serving program. Agora for Physical Education and Sport.

Wright, P. M. (2009). Research on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model: Is it Really in the Margins? In L. Housner, M. Metzler, P. Schempp, and T. Templin (Ed.s), Historic Traditions and Future Directions of Research on Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education (pp. 289-296). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Wright, P. M. (2002). Violence Prevention: What can coaches and sport educators do? In B.Lombardo, T.Caravella-Nadeau, H.Castagno, and V.Mancini (Ed.s), Sport in the 21st Century: Alternatives for the New Millennium (pp. 189-202). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Wright, P. M., and Burton, S. (2008). Examining the implementation and immediate outcomes of a personal-social responsibility model program for urban high school students. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 138-154.

Wright, P. M., and Craig, M. W. (2011). Tool for assessing responsibility-based education (TARE): Instrument development and reliability testing. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15, 1-16.

Wright, P. M., and Kallusky, J. (2010). Intervenciones con Jóvenes en Situación de Riesgo (Interventions with At-risk Youth). Proceedings of the V Congreso Internacional, XXVI Congreso Nacional Educación Física: Docencia, Innovación e Investigación en Educación Física. Barcelona, Spain: INDE Publicaciones.

Wright, P. M., and Li, W. (2009). Exploring the relevance of a youth development orientation in urban physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 14, 241-251.

Wright, P. M., Burroughs, M. D., and Tollefsen, D. (in press). Doing Moral Philosophy with Youth in Urban Programs: Strategies from the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model and the Philosophy for Children Movement. In S. Harvey and R. Light (Ed.s.). Ethics in Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Wright, P. M., Ding, S., and Li, W. (2006). Exploring the relationship between physical self-efficacy and the motivational responses of urban adolescents toward physical activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, 651-656.

Wright, P. M., Dyson, B., and Moten, T. (in press) Exploring the individualized experiences of participants in a responsibility-based youth development program. Agora for Physical Education and Sport.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., and Ding, S. (2007). Relations of perceived motivational climate and feelings of belonging in physical education in urban schools. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105, 386-390.

Wright, P. M., Stockton, M., and Hays, N. L. (2008). The personal-social responsibility model: Exploring a novel approach to promoting gender equity and increasing relevance for adolescent females in physical education. In J. Coulter (Ed.), Progress in Exercise and Women’s Health Research (pp. 159-175). Hauppauage, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Wright, P. M., White, K., and Gaebler-Spira, D. (2004). Exploring the relevance of the personal and social responsibility model in adapted physical activity: A collective case study. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 23, 71-87.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., Coleman, D. K., and Dyson, B. (2007). Fostering exercise motivation and promoting physical activity through a physical education pedometer program. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Motivation in Exercise and Physical Activity (pp. 105-117). Hauppauage, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., Ding, S. and Pickering, M. (2010). Integrating a personal-social responsibility program into a Lifetime Wellness course for urban high school students: Assessing implementation and educational outcomes. Sport, Education, and Society, 15, 277-298.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., Okunbor, E., and Mims, C. (2012). Assessing a novel application of web-based technology to support implementation of school wellness policies and prevent obesity. Education and Information Technologies, 17, 95-108.

Presentations

Brown, B. B., Mounts, N. S., and Philipp, M. C. (1990). The comparative influence of peers and parents on high school achievement: Ethnic differences. In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair), Ethnic variations in adolescent experience. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Atlanta, Georgia.

Csikszentmihalyi, M., and Shernoff. D. J. (2001, March). Optimal learning environments: Promoting the social, emotional and intellectual growth of children and adolescents. Coordinated and co-led a one day workshop on optimal learning environments for over one hundred teachers, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI.

Mounts, N.S. (2009). Keeping teens connected to music: Developmental changes and music.
Invited speaker at West Suburban Illinois Music Teacher Association meeting, Wheaton, IL, December.

Mounts, N.S. (2009). Keeping teens connected to music: Developmental changes and music. Invited speaker at the Illinois Music Teacher Association meeting, Naperville, IL, March.

Mounts, N. S., Lamborn, S. D., and Steinberg, L. D. (1989). Relations between family processes and school achievement in different ethnic contexts. In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair), Ethnic comparisons of parent and peer influences in adolescent development. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kackar, H., Schmidt, J., and Shumow, L. (2007, March). Adolescents’ subjective experience of homework in relation to context, age, and gender. Paper presented at biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development. Boston MA.

Schmidt, J.A. and Maier, K. (2004). Exploring links between gender and motivation in high school mathematics classes. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, April.

Schmidt, J. A., and Shernoff, D. J. (2006, March). Situational and person-level predictors of flow among adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Shernoff, D. J. (2009, April). Flow in educational contexts: Creating optimal learning environments. Paper presented at the symposium, “Fostering positive youth development: Empirical findings through the lens of gratitude, hope, and flow” for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Shernoff, D. J. (October, 2009). Positive youth engagement: Creating optimal learning environments. Keynote address to close the 2009 Annual Conference on Educational Assessment, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shernoff, D. J. (2008, March). Exploring an engagement-achievement paradox by ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Paper presented in the symposium, “Student Engagement, Race and SES: Recent ESM Studies and Their Implications” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Shernoff, D. J. (March, 2006). Evidence and Explanations of an engagement-achievement paradox among high school students. Invited presentation for the Center of Research on Educational Opportunity directed by Maureen T. Hallinan, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.

Shernoff, D. J. (2005, June). Ethnic and socioeconomic differences among high school students: Further evidence of an engagement-achievement paradox. Keynote address for mini-seminar, Stockholm Institute of Education, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shernoff, D. J. (2005, March). What sports and school have in common: Research on flow and student engagement using the Experience Sampling Method. Solo presentation invited by the American Sports Institute for the explicit purpose of featuring in a video production, Mill Valley, CA.

Shernoff, D. J. (May, 2004). Finding common ground through flow experiences. College-wide guest presentation hosted by the university honors program, Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Shernoff, D. J. (2002, September). Flow in the classroom. Led two one-day workshops on the applications of flow theory to teaching and learning in the classrooms as guest presenter and facilitator, coordinated for the professional development of the faculty at two separate campuses of Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

Shernoff, D. J. (2002, August). The use of ESM to study engagement in youth and Using Multi-Level Models with ESM Data, keynote addresses at the seminar, “ESM in Organizational Contexts: New Methodological Developments,” Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden.

Shernoff, D. J. (2002, April). The experience of student engagement in high school classrooms: a phenomenological perspective. Solo presentation to the Motivation in Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association as recipient of 2001 John G. Nicholls Award, New Orleans, LA.

Shernoff, D. J. (2001, October). A reality-based approach to the humanities. Presented ideas from The Individual-Maker (Shernoff, 2001) in relation to a positive education for adolescents, meeting of the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association, Columbia, MD.

Shernoff, D. J. (1999, April). Student differences in the experience of classrooms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Shernoff, D. J., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2001, April). The emotional and affective development of adolescents from differing socioeconomic communities. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Shernoff, D. J., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000, April). Comparing experiences of school and family across socioeconomic background. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shernoff, D. J., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000, March). The affective and emotional development of adolescents from working families. Paper presented at the conference, “Work and Family: Expanding the Horizons” Conference, Berkeley, CA.

Shernoff, D. J., Csikszentmihalyi, M. and Schneider, B. (1998, June). The effect of classroom context on student quality of experience. Paper presented in a symposium on flow experiences in adolescence, European Association for Research on Adolescence, Budapest, Hungary.

Shernoff, D. J., and Hoogstra, L. (2001, April). How engagement in high school classrooms relates to subsequent commitment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Shernoff, D. J., and Mosenkis, J. (1999, April). The psychological adjustment and academic achievement of only children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Shernoff, D.S. and Schmidt, J.A. (2006). School engagement by ethnicity and socioeconomic status: Support for an engagement-achievement paradox. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, April.

Shernoff, D. J. and Schmidt, J.A. (2008). Evidence of an engagement-achievement paradox among high school students: An examination by race and ethnicity. Paper presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescents. Chicago, March.

Shernoff, D. J., and Schneider, B. (2001, April). Flow and student engagement in high school classrooms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Shernoff, D. J., and Schneider, B. (1999, April). Optimal learning experiences in classroom activities and instructional formats. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Shernoff, D. J., Schneider, B., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2001, April). An assessment of multiple influences of student engagement in high school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Shernoff, D. J. , Schneider, B., and Wolf, R. (2000, April). Engagement in high school math and science: Examining school, individual and family influences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shumow, L. and Lomax, R. (2000, March). Predictors of academic success among adolescents in high risk neighborhoods. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence. Chicago IL.

Shumow, L, Schmidt, J., and Kackar, H. (2007, April). Adolescent's experience doing homework: Associations among context, quality of experience, and social-emotional outcomes. Paper present at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago IL.

Wickery, J. M., and Pittman, L. D. (2009, April). Developmental differences in the link between participation in extracurricular activities and achievement: The mediational role of self-esteem and school belonging. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver, CO

Heenan, A., Shumow, L., and Smith, M C. (2005, April). ‘MTV is so three years ago’: The role of media in adolescents’ self-portrayals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

Shumow, L., Kackar, H., and Schmidt, J.A. (2008, March).Media in adolescents' daily experience: An ESM study. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence. Chicago, IL.

Myers, K., and Mounts, N.S. (2004).Searching for the self: An identity control theory approach to triggers of occupational exploration. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore.

Rich, G. and Schmidt, J.A. (1994).Hispanic student identity and career development. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence. San Diego, February.

Schmidt, J.A. (1995).Preparing for the world of work: Knowledge and attitudes about work among Hispanic and Caucasian adolescents.Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association.San Francisco, March.

Schmidt, J.A. (1995).Perceptions of work: A comparison of Caucasian and Hispanic adolescents.Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Child Development.Indianapolis, February

Schmidt, J.A. (1996).“Workers” and “players”: Perceptions and participation of adolescents in work and play.” Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescence.Boston, March.

Schmidt, J.A. (1997). “Workers” and “players”: Exploring involvement levels and experience of adolescents in work and play.Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association.Chicago, March.

Schmidt, J.A. (1994).Adolescent perceptions of the devaluation of the work experience and the autonomy of work.Paper presented in the symposium "Methodologies for Workplace Ethnographies: Tales from the Field." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association.New Orleans, March.

Schmidt, J.A., Schneider, B., and Hoogstra, L. (2002).Emerging occupational identity: The influence of family. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans; March.

Schmidt, J.A. and Wolfe, R.N. (1998).Preparing for careers in technology: Course preparedness, time allocation, and daily experience of American adolescents. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence. Budapest, June.

Schneider, B., Schmidt, J., and Song, L. (1994).Adolescent self-esteem and salience: Influence of gender and perceptions of work. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans; March.

Hoberman, H. M., Valentiner, D. P., Garfinkel, B. D., and Sulik, L. R. (1993).The adaptive significance of adolescent coping behaviors in response to different types of negative life events. Paper presented at the 27th Annual AABT Convention.

Valentiner, D. P., Hoberman, H. M., Garfinkel, B. D., and Sulik, L. R. (1993).Changes in coping during adolescence. Paper presented at the 27th Annual AABT Convention.

Bempechat, J., Shernoff, D. J., Jin, J-L., Holloway, S.D., and Arendtsz (2010, May). Achievement beliefs and school engagement in low-income adolescents: A mixed-methods study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

DeFrates-Densch, N., Smith, M C., and Rique, J.N. (2004, April). Impact of coursework and field experiences on pre-service and in-service teachers’ implicit theories of adolescent development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Hung, W.-C., Smith, M C., and Smith, T.J. (2009, October). The use of simulated dialogue metaphor to model expert problem solving processes to improve students’ knowledge of research design. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Louisville, KY.

Hung, W.-C., Smith, M C., and Smith, T.J. (2004, October). REsearchMentor: The use of a learner-centered approach to develop an intelligent tutorial system to improve students’ knowledge of educational research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago.

Kalkman, D., DeFrates-Densch, N., Smith, M C., and Ochoa-Angrino, S. (2010, April). Do high school students' experiences and perceptions of autonomy support during science instruction predict changes in their attitudes toward science? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Shernoff, D. J. (2010, May). Engagement and quality of experience in after-school programs as predictors of social competence and academic performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Shernoff, D. J. (2010, March). Engagement in after-school programs as a predictor of positive outcomes. Paper presented at the symposium, “A Cross-Contextual Examination of Youth Engagement in Schools, After-School Programs, and Community Activities” for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Shernoff, D. J. (2009, August). Engagement in after-school programs as a predictor of positive outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Shernoff, D. J. (2004, March). Experience Sampling Method with adolescence: Unique opportunities and challenges. Discussion hour presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Shernoff, D. J. (2003, April). Youth engagement in voluntary, organized after-school programs. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, FL.

Shernoff, D. J., and Vandell, D. L. (2008, March). Youth engagement in after-school programs: A perspective from experience sampling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Shernoff, D. J., and Vandell, D. L. (2007, April). Time use and engagement in after-school program activities: Program quality from the perspective of participants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Shernoff, D. J., Vandell, D. L., and Bolt. (2008, March). Experiences and emotions as mediators in the relationship between after-school program participation and developmental outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Shumow, L. (2002, June). Engaging preservice teachers in responding to adolescent concerns by creating an informational website. Presented at CENTTER Institute: Making Connections with Technology. Northern Illinois University.

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R. (2000, April). Predicting perceptions of school safety. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shumow, L. and Miller, J. (1999, April). Fathers and mothers school involvement during middle and high school: findings from LSAY. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.

Shumow, L., and Smith, M C. (2005, April). Adolescent voices in teacher education. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal. [Organizers.]

Smith, M C., Crone, S., Davis, D., DeFrates-Densch, N., Pumo, D.J., Runne, J.T., Schrader, T.O., and Van Loon, P. (1992, April). Age and skill differences in adaptive competence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Smith, M C., Kitts, K.B., Falk-Ross, F., Ochoa-Angrino, S., Perry, E., and Yamagata-Lynch, L. (2009, Apri). Promoting secondary students’ identity development in geoscience education. Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Geological Society of America North-Central Section. Rockford, IL.

Smith, M C., Shumow, L., and Heenan, A. (2005, April). TeenScene: Increasing secondary teachers’ understandings of adolescent development using teens’ self-documentaries. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

Vandell, D. L., Shernoff, D. J., Pierce, K. M., Bolt, D. M., and Fu, J. (April, 2003). Experience and time use of adolescents in after-school programs. Paper presented at the symposium, “After-School Experiences During Adolescence: Programs and Activities that Support Development” for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa Bay, FL.

Chen, Q, Csikszentmihalyi, M., Schmidt, J.A., and Schneider, B. (1999).Changes in emotion during adolescence. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association.Montreal, April.

Schmidt, J.A. and Shernoff, D.S. (2006).Situational and person-level predictors of flow among adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescents. San Francisco, March.

Armstrong, S. L., and Werderich, D. E. (2008, December).A fresh look on writers: Assessing the self-perceptions of writers across educational levels.Paper presented at 2008 Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

Durik, A. M., Vida. M., and Eccles, J. S. (2006, March).Task values and ability beliefs as predictors of high-school literacy-related activities.Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Durik, A. M., Vida, M., and Eccles, J. S. (2004, April).Do girls value reading more than boys do? A developmental analysis.Presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Shumow, L., Kackar, H., Smith, M.C., and Schmidt, J. (2007, March).Adolescents' perspectives on their leisure reading practices: Evidence from two studies. Paper presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, New York.

Shumow, L., Schmidt, J.A., Smith, MC and Kackar, H. (2008).Adolescent literacy practices. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. New York, April.

Smith, M C. (2000, October).Why K-12 educators should worry about adult literacy. Presented at the Fall meeting of the Alpha Delta chapter of the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society. Oak Brook, IL.

Smith, M C. (1992, November).The role of everyday literacy practices in the academicperformances of gifted adolescents: Report from a pilot study. Paper presented at theannual meeting of the College Reading Association, St. Louis.

Smith, M C. (1992, October).Differences in the everyday reading practices of gifted and non-gifted adolescents: Report from a pilot study. Paper presented at the annual meeting ofthe Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Smith, M C. (1989, March).A longitudinal study of the development of reading attitude fromchildhood to adulthood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AmericanEducational Research Association, San Francisco

Smith, M C., Runne, J.T., and Covalt, W.C. (1991, December).Age-related differences in implicittheories of reading. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Palm Springs, CA.

Werderich, D. E. (November, 2010).Responding to boy readers: A closer look at the roleof the teacher in dialogue journals.Paper presented at 100th Annual Convention National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL.

Werderich, D.E., and Armstrong, S.A. (April, 2010).Affect matters: Writers' self-perceptions across educational levels.Research poster session presented at IRA's 55th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Werderich, D.E., and Armstrong, S.L. (November, 2009).The reading-writing connection:Students’ self-perceptions from middle school to college. Research Poster Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Werderich, D.E. (May 2005).The process of response: An examination of how middleschool literacy teachers utilize dialogue journals.Research poster presented at the annual convention of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R. (1999, April).Mediators of neighborhood youth resources and adolescent’s school adjustment. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Albuquerque NM.

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R. (2002, April).Influences of neighborhood resources on activity participation, relationships, and adjustment of young adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shumow, L. and Lomax, R. (1999, April). Adolescents’out-of-school experiences: Contributors to healthy development? Invited paper presentation, AERA Graduate Student Division.

Brown, B. B. and Mounts, N. S.(1989).Peer group structures in single versus multi-ethnic high schools.In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair), Ethnic comparisons of parent and peer influences in adolescent development.Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri.

Brown, B. B., Mounts, N. S., and Huang, B.(1992)."Crowd-hopping": Incidence, correlates, and consequences of change in crowd affiliation during adolescence.In B.B. Brown (Chair), Stability and change in adolescent peer relations: Characteristics and consequences.Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Washington, D.C.

Mounts, N. S. (1992).An ecological analysis of peer influence on adolescent academic achievement and delinquency. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Washington, D.C.

Mounts, N. S. (1993).Being a good friend: What skills do children need to make and maintain friendships? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans.

Wilson, S. and Mounts, N.S. (2008).Relations between ethnic identity, proportion of same-ethnic friendships, and psychological adjustment. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Chicago.

Schmidt, J.A. and Hoogstra, L. (1999).Family time: Quantity and quality of parent-adolescent interactions. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. Montreal, March

Smith, M C. and The Adolescent Development Research Group. (1994, April).Self-help books for parents of adolescents, 1980-1993. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans

Smith, M C., Van Loon, P.C., DeFrates-Densch, N., Schrader, T.O., and the Adolescent Development Research Group. (1993, April).A content analysis of self-help books for parents of adolescents, 1904-1979. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta.

Boswell, M.K., Mounts, N.S., and White, K.J. (2003).Parental influences on bullying and victimization. Paper presented at the Conference on Middle Childhood, Washington, DC.

Karre, J. and Mounts, N.S. (2007).Moms versus kids: Is discrepancy in parent and child reports important? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston.

Karre, J. and Mounts, N.S. (2008).Nonresident fathers: Effects of sons age at time of departure and nature of that departure on adolescents and their mothers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Chicago.

Karre, J., and Mounts, N.S. (2009).The interaction of paternal parenting style and maternal variables in males with nonresident fathers. Paper presented at the 4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Atlanta.

Kim, H. S., and Valentiner, D. P. (2007).The development of parenting scales to predict multiple social anxiety dimensions. Paper presented at the 41st Annual ABCT Convention.

Kim, H. S., and Valentiner, D. P. (2002).Specificity in the parent-to-child transmission of performance anxiety, interaction anxiety, and taijin kyofu sho (TKS) in a Western sample. Paper presented at the 36th Annual AABT Convention.

Mounts, N.S. (2002). Contributions of parental support, friendship satisfaction, and campus racial climate to college adjustment. Paper presented as part of a symposium, Lohman, B., and Newman, B. (Chairs),Adolescents’ families, schools, and peers: Cross-contextual comparisonsfor the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, New Orleans.

Mounts, N. S., Brown, B. B., Steinberg, L. D., and Lamborn, S. D. (1991). Parenting style effects on adolescent crowd memberships and subsequent effects on adjustment. In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair),Family influence on peer relations from toddlerhood to adolescence. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Price, B., Valentiner, D. P., and Kim, H. S. (2003).Distinct correlates of social anxiety dimensions: A cross-informant study of parenting style. Paper presented at the 37th Annual AABT Convention.

Schmidt, J.A. (2000).Daily stressors in families. Paper presented at the conference “Work and Family: Expanding the Horizons.” San Francisco, March.

Schmidt, J.A. (2001).Is religion good for kids? Religiosity, parent-child interaction, and adolescent outcomes in working families. Paper presented at the conference “Dutiful Occasions: Working Families, Everyday Lives,” the annual meetings of the Sloan Working Families Centers. Ann Arbor, May.

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R. (2001, April).Parental efficacy: Predictor of parenting behavior and adolescent outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle WA.

Shumow, L., and Lomax, R., (2001, April).Parental characteristics as mediators of neighborhood quality and adolescents’ academic and social-emotional adjustment. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Minneapolis MN.

Steinberg, L. D., Lamborn, S. D., Mounts, N. S., and Brown, B. B. (1991).Authoritative parenting and adolescent adjustment in different ecological niches. In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair),Parenting style effects on adolescent adjustment. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Kim, H., Karre, J., Wilson, S., and Mounts, N.S. (2008).Ethnicity themes in parental management of adolescents’ friendship: A qualitative and quantitative investigation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest American Psychological Association. Chicago.

Kim, H.S. and Mounts, N.S. (2007).Parental management of peers, adolescents’ interethnic friendships, and adolescents’ social skills and adjustment. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston.

Kim, H.S., Mounts, N. S., Valentiner, D. P. (2005).Parental management of peer relationships and adolescents’ social skills and problem behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists, Washington, DC.

Mounts, N. S. (1995).Parent like or dislike of adolescents' friends: Does it have an effect on friendship maintenance, monitoring, and adjustment? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis.

Mounts, N. S. (1997).Parental management of adolescent friendships: Is it related to susceptibility to peer pressure and conflict with mothers? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, D.C.

Mounts, N.S. (1998).Parental management of adolescent peer relations: Causes and consequences. Invited speaker for the Tenth Annual Kent Psychology Forum, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Mounts, N. (1999). Contributions of parental management of peers and parenting style to adolescent deviance: Do the effects vary by friends’ deviance? In Mounts, N.S., and McCoy, J.K. (1998). (Chairs),So, these are your friends?: Parental management of adolescents’ peer relationships. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Mexico.

Mounts, N.S. (2000).Mother and adolescent reports of parental management of peers: What are their similarities and differences? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago.

Mounts, N.S. (2001).Parental management of seventh-graders’ peer relationships: Does it have an effect on friendship quality and loneliness? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis.

Mounts, N.S. (2003).Parental management of same- and cross-ethnic friendship and dating relationships. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa.

Mounts, N.S. (2005).Adolescents’ peer relationships: Where do parents fit in? Invited address, International Conference on Parenting, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, March.

Mounts, N.S. (2007). Parental management of peers and adolescents’ social skills and friendship quality. Fletcher, A. (Chair),Parental management of child and adolescent social relationships: Links to social and academic well-being. Symposium paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Boston.

Mounts, N.S., and Boswell, M.K. (2004).Adolescents’ reports and mothers’ reports: Do differences in reports of parental management of peers matter? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore.

Mounts, N.S., and Boswell, M. K. (2005) A qualititative analysis of parental management of peers in a multi-ethnic sample. Brown, B. (Chair),Parental involvement in child and adolescent peer relationships: Ethnic and cultural variations. Symposium paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta.

Mounts, N.S. and Hinkle, H. (2009).Parental management of peers and adolescents’ social skills. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Denver.

Mounts, N.S. and Kim, H.S. (2006). Parental management of early adolescents’ dating in an ethnically diverse sample. Madsen, S. (Chair),Is three a crowd?: Cultural variations in parental involvement in adolescent romantic relationships. Symposium paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. San Diego.

Mounts, N.S., and McCoy, J.K. (1999). (Chairs),So, these are your friends?: Parental management of adolescents’ peer relationships. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Mexico.

Mounts, N.S., Reyes, D., Boswell, M., Rueger, S., and Silvers, S. (2004).Relations between parental management of peer relationships and adolescents’ social skills. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore.

Silvers, S., and Mounts, N.S. (2003).Relations between parental management of peers and adolescent friendship quality and loneliness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

Wilson, S. and Mounts, N.S. (2007).Relation between parents’ ethnic identity, management of cross-ethnic relationships, and adolescents’ ethnic identity. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston.

Schmidt, J., and Shumow, L. (2006, March).The impact of adolescent participation in service activities on academic, behavioral, and civic outcomes. Paper presented at 2006 biennial meeting of Society for Research in Adolescence. San Francisco ,CA.

Schmidt, J.A., Shumow, L. and Kackar, H. (2009).Exploring the impact of service participation for high school students in differing educational contexts: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, April.

Schmidt, J.A., Shumow, L. and Kackar, H. (2008, March).Participation in service activities and its impact on academic and behavioral outcomes among adolescents at-large and at-risk populations. Paper presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, New York.

Shumow, L, Schmidt, J., and Kackar, H. (2008, March).Is doing service "rarely" participation or not? Exploring evidence from two national datasets. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence. Chicago, IL.

Boelcke, W. and Shumow, L. (2009, April).Academic adjustment of children in foster care: Variations by gender, age, caretype, and time in care. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Patton, J.D., Schmidt, J.A. and Schneider, B. (1996).A study of resilience. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Boston; March.

Pittman, L. D., Richmond, A., and Boswell, M. K. (2008, March).Parental influences among African American and Latino low-income families: A test of a structural equation model. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Schmidt, J.A. (2003).Correlates of reduced misconduct among adolescents facing adversity. Poster at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development. Tampa, April.

Schmidt, J.A. (2000).Overcoming challenges at home and in school. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, April.

Shumow, L. and Boelcke, W. (2009, April).Variations in the educational adjustment of students in foster care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego CA

Smith, M.C., Smith. T., and Shumow, L. (2006, April).Educational outcomes for young adolescents in self care. Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Smith, M C., Smith, T.J., and Shumow, L. (2006, April).Demographic, academic, and behavioral characteristics of latchkey children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Adams, G.B., and Smith, M C. (1992, March).Educating school personnel about obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents: Implications for early identification, referral, and treatment. Paper presented at The Troubled Adolescent, Second Annual Conference, San Antonio.

Janit, A., and Valentiner, D. P. (2002).Nonclinical panic, anxiety, depression, and alcohol and substance use in older adolescents.Paper presented at the 36th Annual AABT Convention.

Valentiner, D. P., Gutierrez, P. M., Deacon, B. J., and Blacker, D. (2001).Factor structure and incremental validity of the anxiety sensitivity index for children in an adolescent sample. Paper presented at the 2001 Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD).

White, K. J., Graczyk, P. A., Rubin, E. C., and Valentiner, D. P. (1999).Behavioral responses to aggressive and withdrawn peers as predicted by attributions and affective reactions. Paper presented at the 1999 Biennial SRCD Meeting.

Zayed, M., Valentiner, D. P., and Kim, H. S. (2002).Does anxiety sensitivity mediate the transmission of nonclinical panic from parents to children? Paper presented at the 36th Annual AABT Convention.

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Nina S. Mounts, Ph.D.
Director

Collaborative on Adolescent Development (COAD)
nmounts@niu.edu