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Kimberly Updegraff

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

Kimberly Updegraff is a professor in the T Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. Her research interests focus on the role of family and peer relationships (i.e., mothers, fathers, siblings, and close friends) in youth development from early adolescence to young adulthood. Central to her work is understanding the role of gender in adolescents' lives, including the different experiences of girls and boys growing up in families and the roles that mothers versus fathers assume. A second important theme is the role of culture, particularly Mexican culture, in the lives of adolescents and their families.

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480-965-6779
Education
  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Psychology, Denison University
Research Interests

Kimberly Updegraff's research interests focus on the role of family and peer relationships (i.e., mothers, fathers, siblings, and close friends) in youth development from early adolescence to young adulthood. Central to her work is understanding the role of gender in adolescents' lives, including the different experiences of girls and boys growing up in families and the roles that mothers versus fathers assume. A second important theme over the last 20 years has been the role of culture, particularly Mexican culture, in the lives of adolescents and their families. 

Publications

Updegraff, K.A., Kuo, S.I., McHale, S.M., Umaña-Taylor, A., & Wheeler, L.A. (2017). Parents’ traditional cultural values and Mexican-origin young adults’ routine health and dental care. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 512-519. doi: 10.1016/j.adohealth.2016.10.012.

Updegraff, K.A., Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Rodríguez De Jesús, S.A., McHale, S.M., Feinberg, M.F., & Kuo, S.I. (2016). Family-focused Prevention with Latinos: What about Sisters and Brothers? Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 633-640. doi: 10.1037/fam0000200

McHale, S.M., Updegraff, K.A., & Feinberg, M.E. (2016). Siblings of youth with autism spectrum disorder: Theoretical perspectives on sibling relationships and individual adjustment. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 589-602. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2611-6

Rogers, A.A., Ha, T., Updegraff, K.A., & Iida, M. (online). Adolescents’ daily romantic experiences and negative mood: A dyadic, Intensive Longitudinal Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0797-y

White, R. M. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Zeiders, K. H., Perez-Brena, N., & Burleson, E. (2017). Neighborhood and School Ethnic Structuring and Cultural Adaptations Among Mexican-Origin Adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 53, 511-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000269.  

Perez-Brena, N. J., Delgado, M. Y., Rodriguez, S. A., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J., (2017). Mexican-origin adolescents' educational expectation trajectories: Intersection of nativity, sex, and socioeconomic status. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 48, 14-24. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2016.11.001.  

Wheeler, L.A., Zeiders, K.H., Updegraff, K.A., Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Rodríguez De Jesús, S.A., Perez-Brena, N.J. (2017). Mexican-origin youth’s risk behavior from adolescence to young adulthood: The role of familism values. Developmental Psychology, 53, 126-137. PMCID: PMC5198906

 

Research Activity
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 493Honors Thesis
FAS 503Academic Professional Dvlpmnt
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 492Honors Directed Study
FAS 503Academic Professional Dvlpmnt
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 503Academic Professional Dvlpmnt
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 503Academic Professional Dvlpmnt
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 493Honors Thesis
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
CDE 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations

Updegraff, K.A., Kuo, S.I., Zeiders, K.H., Wheeler, L.A., McHale, S.M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2017, April). Sleep and adjustment among Mexican-origin adolescents: Testing curvilinear associations. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Andrews, N., Hanish, L., Delay, D., Martin, C.L., & Updegraff, K.A. (April, 2017). A network perspective on the relation between friendships and adolescent aggression. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Fuentes, S., Berger, R.H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K.A., & Jahromi, L.B. (2017, April). Mexican-origin mothers’ and grandmothers’ cultural orientation across the transition to parenthood. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Derlan, C.L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K.A., & Jahromi, L.B. (April, 2017). Measuring and assessing the processes underlying young Mexican-origin children’s ethnic-racial identification. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Jahromi, L.B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K.A., & Derlan, C.L. (April, 2017). Changes in teen mothers’ emotional scaffolding: Links to maternal well-being and children’s subsequent self-regulation. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Sang, A., Gallagher, A., Updegraff, K.A., Rodríguez De Jesús, S. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & McHale, S.M. (2017, April). I look up to you: Younger siblings’ modeling and educational outcomes. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Perez-Brena, N. J., Wheeler, L. A., Rodríguez De Jesús, S. A., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. Y. (2017, April). The educational and career adjustment of Mexican-origin youth in the context of the 2007 economic recession. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Perez-Brena, N.J., Sang, S., Kuo, S.I., Rodríguez De Jesús, S.A., Updegraff, K.A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J, & McHale, S.M. (2017, April). Post-high school educational pathways in the context of the 2007 economic recession: A mixed-methods study of risk and resilience. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Douglass, S., Updegraff, K.A., & Flavio, M. (2017, April). Considering ethnic-racial identity as an opportunity for intervention with U.S. adolescents. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Sang, S.A., & Updegraff, K.A. (2017, April). The educational pipeline may not be linear: Latinos’ educational trajectories from high school to post-secondary education. Paper symposium presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Sun, X., McHale, S.M., & Updegraff, K.A. (2017, April). Sibling experiences in middle childhood: Implications for sibling differences in college graduation. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Vazquez, E. J., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & McHale, S M. (July, 2017). Ethnic identity development in late adolescence and early adulthood: Do sisters and brothers play a role? Poster session presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Regional Workshop, Syros, Greece.

Padilla, J., McHale, S. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor A. J. (2016, October). Mexican-Origin Boys’ and Girls’ Time with Mothers and Fathers From Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Developmental Course and Correlates. Paper presented at Society for Research on Child Development Special Topics: Babies, Boys and Men of Color, Tampa, FL.

Honors / Awards

Promotion and Tenure Faculty Exemplar Award, ASU, 2003

Jacob’s Foundation Young Scholar Participant, Germany, October, 2003.

Cowden Distinguished Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, ASU, 2003.

Nomination, Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2003.

Nomination, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award (ASU).

Outstanding Faculty of the Month, REACH Student Organization (ASU), February, 2000

NCFR Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal Award, 1996.

Fisher Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, 1995-1996.

Phi Beta Kappa, Denison University, 1990.

Psychology Fellowship, Denison University, 1989-1990.

Presidential Scholarship, Denison University, 1988-1990.

Editorships

Editorial Board Membership

Journal of Family Psychology, 2016-present

Family Relations, 2005-2018

Child Development, 2007-2015

Developmental Psychology, 2001-2004

Professional Associations

National Council on Family Relationships

Society for Research in Child Development

Society for Research on Adolescence

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Postdoctoral Supervision

Dr. Jenny Padilla, August 2017-

Dr. Sally I-Chun Kuo, August 2013-July 2015

Dr. Nicole Hollis, August 2014-June 2015

Dr. Katharine Zeiders, May 2012- May 2014

Dr. Lorey Wheeler, May 2012 – July 2013

Dr. Norma Perez-Brena, May 2012-May 2013

                  

Doctoral Dissertation Chair – Completed

Samantha Sang, September, 2017

Casey Sechler (co-chair), September, 2017

Adam Rogers, April, 2017

Sue Annie Rodriguez de Jesus, April, 2015

Norma Perez-Brena, April, 2012

Lorey Wheeler, April, 2012

Carly Slutzky, November, 2011

Sarah E. Killoren (co-chair), December, 2008

Melissa Y. Delgado (co-chair), December, 2008

Shawna M. Thayer, May, 2005

Kristina M. Kupanoff, July, 2002

Master’s Committee Chair – Completed

Annabella Gallagher, May, 2016

Adam Rogers, November, 2014

Melissa Martin, April, 2013

Sue Annie Rodriguez, November, 2011

Emily Cansler, September, 2007

Melissa Delgado, November, 2005 (co-chair)

Sarah Killoren, October, 2005

Devon Hageman, December, 2004

Donna Denning, November, 2004

Lara Haase, December, 2002

Shawna M. Thayer, December, 2002

Kristina M. Kupanoff, June, 2000                 

 

Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis - Chair

Alexandra Cohen, Chair, April 2017

Olivia van Vianen, Chair, April 2016

Megan Kellums, Chair, April 2014

 

Work History

 

2013-present   Co-Director, Latino Resilience Enterprise, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

2012-present   Director of Graduate Studies, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

2009-2015       Co-Executive Director, The Lives of Girls and Boys Enterprise, School of Social and Family Dynamics.

2008-2015       Co-Executive Director, Sanford Harmony Program, School of Social and Family Dynamics.

2009-present   Professor, Program in Family and Human Development, School of Social and Family Dynamics.

2003-2009       Associate Professor, Program in Family and Human Development, School of Social and Family Dynamics.

2003-2007       Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Family and Human Development, Sandford School.

1997-2003       Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Human Development, Arizona State University.

Service

Co-Chair, Review Panel - Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Context; Society for Research on Child Development, 2016-2017

Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Society for Research on Adolescence, 2016-2020

Member, Awards Committee, Society for Research on Adolescence, 2012-2016.

Co-Chair, Jacob’s Foundation International Young Scholars Program, Society for Research in Adolescence, 2008-2012.

Grant Reviewer, National Institute of Health, Animal-Assisted Interventions, December, 2016

Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Developmental and Learning Science Panel, 2014-2016

Reviewer, Canadian Council of Arts, Killam Fellowship, 2010.

Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Developmental and Learning Science Panel, May, 2008.

Elected Officer, Elections Council, National Council on Family Relationships, 2017-2020

Nominating Committee, Research and Theory Section, National Council on Family Relationships, 2007-2009

Nominating Committee, Research and Theory Section, National Council on Family Relationships, 2001-2003

Student/New Professional Representative, Feminist and Family Studies Section, National Council on Family Relationships, 2001-2003