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Sandra Simpkins

Sandra.Simpkins@asu.edu

Adjunct Faculty
The Sanford School

Bio

Adjunct Faculty, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

She is now an Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine.

Education

University of California, Riverside, Ph.D. in developmental psychology

Curriculum Vita

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Research Interests

Through her research, Sandra Simpkins examines how youth development unfolds over time and how the contexts in which youth are embedded influence their development. Generally, her work has focused on how families, friendships, and social position factors (such as, ethnicity and culture) shape adolescents' academic achievement, motivation, and organized after-school activities. Funded by two career awards,  she addresses these issues for Latino adolescents. Her work strives to understand the unique role of SES, immigration, ethnicity, and culture in family functioning and youth development. Her mixed-methods work integrates sophisticated quantitative analyses with the rich insights garnered from qualitative data.  In addition to her scholarly publications, she has participated in policy and practitioner oriented forums and authored several practitioner oriented papers.

Here are the websites for her two current projects: Project Reach, https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/project-reach, and The Families and Science Project, https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/families-and-science-project.

 

Research Interests

Through her research, Sandra Simpkins examines how youth development unfolds over time and how the contexts in which youth are embedded influence their development. Generally, her work has focused on how families, friendships, and social position factors (such as, ethnicity and culture) shape adolescents' academic achievement, motivation, and organized after-school activities. Funded by two career awards, she addresses these issues for Latino adolescents. Her work strives to understand the unique role of SES, immigration, ethnicity, and culture in family functioning and youth development. Her mixed-methods work integrates sophisticated quantitative analyses with the rich insights garnered from qualitative data. In addition to her scholarly publications, she has participated in policy and practitioner oriented forums and authored several practitioner oriented papers.

Here are the websites for her two current projects: Project Reach, https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/project-reach, and The Families and Science Project, https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/families-and-science-project.

 

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 500 Research Methods
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 492 Honors Directed Study
FAS 493 Honors Thesis
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 591 Seminar
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 500 Research Methods

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 361 Research Methods
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOC 391 Research Methods

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . Development of Self-Direction in Youth-Programs-Family Interactions Systems: Latino and Non-Latino Adolescents. UNIV OF ILLINOIS - CHAMP/URBAN (10/1/2013 - 6/29/2014).
  2. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * , Menjivar,Cecilia , Millsap,Roger E , . Distal Factors and Proximal Settings as Predictors of Latino Adolescents' Activities: Insights from Mixed Methods. Grant (William T.) Fdn (5/1/2013 - 7/31/2015).
  3. Schaefer,David * Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra . Exploring New Mechanisms to Explain How Adolescent Health Shapes Friend Selection. HHS-NIH-NICHD (6/4/2012 - 5/31/2015).
  4. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . CAREER: How Families Motivate Mexican-Origin Adolescents to Pursue Physical Science in High School. NSF-EHR (3/15/2011 - 7/31/2015).
  5. Schaefer,David * Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra . Adolescent Friendship Networks: The Role of Individual and School Characteristics. Grant (William T.) Fdn (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010).
  6. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . The Determination of Mexican-Origin Adolescents' Participation in Organized Activities: The Role of Culture Settings and the Individual. Grant (William T.) Fdn (7/1/2007 - 6/30/2013).
  7. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . Individual and Contextual Predictors of Participation in Out-of-School-Time Activities. HARVARD UNIV (11/1/2004 - 10/31/2006).

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Service

  1. Adolescent Research Review, Editorial Board Member (2014 - present)
  2. Society for Research in Child Development, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2014 - present)
  3. American Psychological Association Early Career Research Grant Program, Selection Committee Member (2014 - present)
  4. CLAS Research Advisory Committee, Member (2014 - present)
  5. Developmental Division of the American Psychological Association annual convention, Chair (2014 - present)
  6. Faculty Search Committee, Member (2014 - present)
  7. Latino Resilience Enterprise, co-director (2014 - present)
  8. National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning panel, Grant panel member (2014 - present)
  9. the Committee on Measuring Program Quality for the Arizona Center on After School Excellence, Member (2014 - present)
  10. The Arizona Science Teachers Association, Presenter (2013 - present)
  11. American Psychological Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2013 - present)
  12. American Psychological Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2013 - present)
  13. Child Development Perspectives, ad hoc reviewer (2013 - present)
  14. Social Science Research, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - present)
  15. Developmental Division of the American Psychological Association annual convention, co-Chair (2013 - present)
  16. Coronado High School, Science night participant (2013 - present)
  17. Chandler High School, Science Fair Judge (2013 - present)
  18. Chandler High School, Science Fair Judge (2013 - present)
  19. American Psychological Association annual convention, Program co-Chair (2013 - present)
  20. Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2012 - present)
  21. Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2012 - present)
  22. Society for Research on Child Development, Representative at The 18th Annual Exhibition and Reception of the Coalition for National Science Funding (2012 - present)
  23. Developmental Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  24. Developmental Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  25. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  26. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  27. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, Editorial Board Member (2011 - present)
  28. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, Editorial Board Member (2011 - present)
  29. Child Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  30. Child Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  31. Child Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  32. Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  33. Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  34. Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  35. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  36. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  37. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  38. William T. Grant Foundation, External Grant Reviewer (2014)
  39. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2013)
  40. Journal of Adolescent Health, Ad hoc reviewer (2013)

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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