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Natalie Wilkens

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

Natalie D. Wilkens is an Assistant Professor in Arizona State University's T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. Dr. Wilkens researches child, social, and cultural factors that shape children’s and adolescents' social, school, and psychological adjustment internationally. She has published over 50 articles and chapters, and her research has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and The Brady Education Foundation. She is a Consulting Editor for Developmental Psychology. Her methodological interests involve latent variable modeling of longitudinal data.

Dr. Wilkens teaches undergraduate-level statistics, as well as graduate-level advanced measurement and statistical analysis courses. Her teaching was recognized with the 2014 Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award in Social Sciences by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the 2016 Centennial Professorship Award by the Associated Students of Arizona State University.

Dr. Wilkens’ service activities facilitate diverse emerging scholars’ exposure to, preparation for, and success in social science careers, as well as improve students’ and scholars’ understanding and application of quantitative methods.

Education
  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Arizona State University 2009
  • M.A. Psychology, Arizona State University 2006
  • B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University 2003

 

Research Interests

The mission of Dr. Eggum-Wilkens' research is to provide insight into child, social, and cultural factors that shape children’s social, school, and psychological adjustment domestically and internationally. Four central goals guide her research:

  1. Describe the nature, and develop accurate measures, of children’s social withdrawal and social competence in diverse populations of children and adolescents.
  2. Determine why children and adolescents develop social withdrawal and social competence in diverse populations.
  3. Establish if, how, and why social withdrawal and social competence affect children’s and adolescents’ adaptation in other domains in diverse populations.
  4. Examine if, how, and why children’s and adolescents’ experiences of adversity and/or marginalization relate to their psychological and academic adjustment.

Dr. Eggum-Wilkens' methodological interests involve latent variable modeling of longitudinal data.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
SOC 390Social Statistics I
FAS 492Honors Directed Study
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 492Honors Directed Study
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
CDE 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
CDE 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 390Social Statistics I
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
CDE 598Special Topics