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Adriana Umana-Taylor

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

 

Foundation Professor

School of Social and Family Dynamics

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies - University of Missouri-Columbia

M.A. Child Development and Family Relationships - University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Psychology - University of Texas at Austin

Core Scholarly Themes

Child Development, Adolescent Development, Race, Ethnicity, Migration

Research Interests

Adriana Umana-Taylor uses an ecological approach to inform her research, taking into account how individuals and families influence and are influenced by their surrounding ecologies. Generally, her research focuses on ethnic identity formation during adolescence and parent-adolescent relationships. With regard to ethnic identity formation, she is exploring the different components that define one's ethnic identity, as well as the factors that influence these components. Her research seeks to uncover how adolescents develop their identities, the roles that significant socialization agents play in this process, and how ethnic identity is associated with important variables (e.g., family relationships, academic success, psychological functioning).

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Publications
  • Alfaro, E. C., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. The longitudinal relation between academic support and Latino Adolescents’ academic motivation. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2015).
  • Brittian, A. S., Kim, S. Y., Armenta, B. E., Lee, R. M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Schwartz, S. J., Villalta, I. K., Zamboanga, B. L., Weisskirch, R. S., Juang, L. P., Castillo, L. G., & Hudson, M. L. Do dimensions of ethnic identity mediate the association between perceived ethnic group discrimination and depressive symptoms?. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2015).
  • Derlan, C. L., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Brief report: Contextual predictors of African American adolescents’ ethnic identity affirmation-belonging and resistance to peer pressure. Journal of Adolescence (2015).
  • Derlan, C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. Person-environment fit: Everyday conflict and coparenting conflict in Mexican-origin teen mother families. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2015).
  • Douglass, S., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. A brief form of the Ethnic Identity Scale: Development and empirical validation. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research (2015).
  • Kao, S. I., Updegraff, K. A., Zeiders, K. H., McHale, S. M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Rodriguez, S. A. Mexican American adolescents’ sleep patterns: Contextual correlates and implications for health and adjustment in young adulthood. Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2015).
  • Mitchell, K. J., Tynes, B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Williams, D. (2015). Cumulative experiences with life adversity: Identifying critical levels for targeting prevention efforts. Journal of Adolescence (2015).
  • Perez-Brena, N.J., Updegraff, K.A., & Umaña-Taylor, A.J. Transmission of cultural values among Mexican American parents and their adolescent and emerging adult offspring. Family Process (2015).
  • Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. Gender role attitudes across the transition to adolescent motherhood in Mexican-origin families. Family Process (2015).
  • Toomey, R., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Trajectories of problem behavior among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Journal of Latina/o Psychology (2015).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Tynes, B., Toomey, R. B., Williams, D., & Mitchell, K. Latino adolescents’ perceived discrimination in online and off-line settings: An examination of cultural risk and protective factors. Developmental Psychology (2015).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B., & Zeiders, K. H. Trajectories of ethnic-racial identity and autonomy development among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers in the United States. Child Development (2015).
  • Updegraff, K. A. & Umaña-Taylor, A.J. What can we learn from the study of Mexican-origin families in the U.S.?. Family Process (2015).
  • Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L., & Updegraff, K. A. Grandmothers’ familism values, adolescent mothers’ parenting efficacy, and children’s well-being. Journal of Family Psychology (2015).
  • Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Acculturative and enculturative stress, depressive symptoms, and maternal warmth: Examining within-person associations among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Development & Psychopathology (2015).
  • Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. An idiographic and nomothetic approach to the study of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ socio-cultural stressors and adjustment. Prevention Science (2015).
  • Santos, C., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (Eds.,) (2015). Studying Ethnic Identity: Methodological and Conceptual Approaches across Disciplines. (2015).
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Chavez-Korell, S., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. *authorship order determined alphabetically*. U.S. Latinas/os ethnic identity: Context, methodological approaches, and considerations across the lifespan. The Counseling Psychologist (2014).
  • Basilio, C. D., Knight, G. P., O’Donnell, M., Roosa, M. W., Gonzales, N., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Torres, M. (2014). The Mexican-American Biculturalism Scale: Bicultural Comfort, Ease, and Advantage for Adolescents and Adults. Psychological Assessment (2014).
  • Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Guimond, A. B. Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. (2014). Familism, Family Ethnic Socialization, and Mexican-Origin Adolescent Mothers’ Educational Adjustment. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2014).
  • Derlan, C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2014). Perceived ethnic discrimination and ethnic affirmation: Anglo culture orientation as a moderator among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Child Development (2014).
  • Jahromi, L., Guimond, A. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Toomey, R. B. (2014). Family Context, Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ parenting knowledge, and children’s developmental outcomes. Child Development (2014).
  • Knight, G. P., Basilio, C. D., Cham, H., Gonzales, N. A., Liu, Y., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (in press). Trajectories of Mexican American and mainstream cultural values among Mexican American adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2014).
  • Perez-Brena, N.J., Updegraff, K.A., & Umaña-Taylor, A.J. (2014). Youths’ Imitation and De-Identification from Parents: A Process Associated with Parent-Youth Cultural Incongruence in Mexican American Families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2014).
  • Rivas-Drake, D., Seaton, E. K., Markstrom, C., Quintana, S., Syed, M., Lee, R., Schwartz, S. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., French, S., Yip, T., & Study Group on Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century (2014). Ethnic and Racial Identity in Adolescence: Implications for Psychosocial, Academic, and Health Outcomes. Child Development (2014).
  • Rivas-Drake, D., Syed, M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Markstrom, C., French, S., Schwartz, S. J., Lee, R., & Study Group on Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century (2014). Feeling good, happy, and proud: A meta-analysis of positive ethnic-racial affect and adjustment. Child Development (2014).
  • Rodriguez, S. A., Perez-Brena, N. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2014). Emotional closeness in Mexican-origin adolescents’ relationships with mothers, fathers, and same-sex friends. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2014).
  • Schwartz, S. J., Syed, M., Yip, T., Knight, G. P., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Rivas-Drake, D., Lee, R., & Study Group on Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century (2014). Methodological issues in ethnic and racial identity research: Theoretical precision, measurement issues, and research designs. Child Development (2014).
  • Toomey, R., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Williams, D., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2014). The impact of Arizona’s immigration law on health and service utilization of Mexican-origin teen mothers. American Journal of Public Health (2014).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., O’Donnell, M., Knight, G. P., Roosa, M. W., Berkel, C., & Nair, R. (2014). Ethnic socialization, ethnic identity, and Mexican-origin adolescents’ psychosocial functioning: Examining the moderating role of school ethnic composition. The Counseling Psychologist (2014).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Quintana, S. M., Lee, R. M., Cross, W. E., Rivas-Drake, D., Schwartz, S. J., Syed, M., Yip, T., Seaton, E., & Study Group on Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century (2014). Ethnic and Racial Identity Revisited: An Integrated Conceptualization. Child Development (2014).
  • Wheeler, L.A., Updegraff, K.A., & Umaña-Taylor, A.J., & Tein, J. (2014). Mexican-Origin Parents’ Occupational Profiles in Early Adolescence: Links with Parent-Youth Relationships and Future Orientations in Late Adolescence. Developmental Psychology (2014).
  • Brittian, A. S., O’Donnell, M., Knight, G. P., Carlo, G., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Roosa, M. Associations between adolescents’ perceived discrimination and prosocial tendencies: The mediating role of Mexican American values. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2013).
  • Brittian, A. S., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Derlan, C. L. An Examination of Biracial College Youths’ Family Ethnic Socialization, Ethnic Identity, and Adjustment: Do Self-identification Labels and University Context Matter?. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2013).
  • Brittian, A. S., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Lee, R. M., Zamboanga, B., Kim, S. Y., Weisskirch, R., Castillo, L., Whitbourne, S. K., Hurley, E., Huynh, Q., Brown, E., & Caraway, J. The moderating role of centrality on associations between ethnic identity affirmation and ethnic minority college students’ mental health. Journal of American College Health (2013).
  • Schwartz, S. J., Waterman, A. S., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Lee, R. M., Kim, S. Y., Vazsonyi, A. T., Huynh, Q. et al. Acculturation and well-being among college students from immigrant families. Journal of Clinical Psychology (2013).
  • Syed, M., Walker, L. H. M., Lee, R. M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Schwartz, S. J., Armenta, B. E., & Huynh, Q.-L. A two-factor model of ethnic identity exploration: Implications for identity coherence and well-being. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2013).
  • Toomey, R. B. Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Ethnic Identity Development and Ethnic Discrimination: Examining Longitudinal Associations with Adjustment for Mexican-Origin Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Adolescence (2013).
  • Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. Measuring mothers’ social support in the transition from adolescent pregnancy to parenthood. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2013).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Guimond, A. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. A longitudinal examination of support, self-esteem, and Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ parenting efficacy. Journal of Marriage and Family, , (2013).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Zeiders, K. H., & Updegraff, K. A. Family ethnic socialization and ethnic identity: A family-driven, youth-driven, or reciprocal process?. Journal of Family Psychology (2013).
  • Updegraff, K. A., Perez-Brena, N. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Harvey-Mendoza, E. C. Mothers’ trajectories of depressive symptoms across Mexican-origin adolescent daughters’ transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology (2013).
  • Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Derlan, C. Trajectories of depressive symptoms and self-esteem in Latino youth: Examining the role of gender and perceived discrimination. Developmental Psychology (2013).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. & Updegraff, K. A. Handbook of Marriage and Family. Latino families in the United States (2013).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. & Updegraff, K. A. Latino families in the United States. Handbook of Marriage and the Family (2013).
  • Bámaca, M. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Gayles, J. G. A Developmental-contextual Model of Depressive Symptoms in Mexican-Origin Girls. Developmental Psychology (2012).
  • Bámaca, M. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Espinoza-Hernández, G. & Brown, A. Autonomy Behavior Expectation Discrepancies in Mexican-origin Mothers and Daughters. Journal of Adolescence (2012).
  • Jahromi, L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Lara, E. Birth characteristics and developmental outcomes of infants of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers: Risk and protective factors. International Journal of Behavioral Development (2012).
  • Neblett, E.W., Jr., Rivas-Drake, D., & Umaña-Taylor, A.J. The promise of racial and ethnic protective factors in promoting ethnic minority youth development. Child Development Perspectives (2012).
  • Perez-Brena, N., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Patterns of Mother- and Father-Adolescent Decision-Making in Mexican-origin Families: Gender, Culture, and Adolescent Adjustment. Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2012).
  • Roosa, M. W., O’Donnell, M., Cham, H., Gonzales, N. A., Zeiders, K. H., Tein, J., Knight, G. P., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (in press). Prospective study of academic success for Mexican American children: Family and individual factors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2012).
  • Schwartz, S. J., Park, I. J. K., Huynh, Q., Zamboanga, B. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Lee, R. et al. The American Identity Measure: Development and validation across ethnic subgroup and immigrant generation. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research (2012).
  • Soto, J. A, Armenta, B. E., Perez, C. R., Zamboanga, A. J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J , Lee, R. M., Schwartz, S. J., Park, I. J. K., Huynh, Q. L., Whitbourne, S. K., Le, T. N., & Ham, L. S. Strength in Numbers? Cognitive Reappraisal and Psychological Functioning among Latinos in the Context of Oppression. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2012).
  • Toomey, R. B., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. The role of ethnic identity on self-esteem for ethnic minority youth. Prevention Researcher (2012).
  • Tynes, B. M. Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Rose, C. Lin, J., & Anderson, C. J. Online Racial Discrimination and the Protective Function of Ethnic Identity and Self-esteem for African American Adolescents. Developmental Psychology (2012).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Wong, J. J., Gonzales, N. A., & Dumka, L. E. Discrimination and academic adjustment among Mexican-origin youth: An examination of ethnic identity affirmation and gender as moderators. Journal of Adolescence (2012).
  • Updegraff, K. A., Perez-Brena, N., Baril, M. E., McHale, S. M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Mexican-origin mothers’ and fathers’ involvement in adolescents’ peer relationships: A pattern-analytic approach. Journal of Marriage and Family (2012).
  • Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., McHale, S., Wheeler, L. A., & Perez-Brena, N. Mexican-origin adolescents’ cultural orientations and adjustment: Changes from early to late adolescence. Child Development (2012).
  • Juang, L. & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Family Conflict among Chinese and Mexican-origin Adolescents and their Parents in the U.S.: An Introduction. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development (2012).
  • Roosa, M. W., Knight, G. P., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Research with Underserved Populations. APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology (2012).
  • Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Perez-Brena, N., & Pflieger, J. Mother-Daughter Conflict and Adjustment in Mexican-Origin Families: Exploring the Role of Family and Sociocultural Context. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development (2012).
  • . Family Conflict among Chinese and Mexican-origin Adolescents and their Parents in the U.S. (2012).
  • Delgado, M. Y., Updegraff, K. A., Roosa, M. W., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Perceived Discrimination and Mexican-origin Youth Adjustment: The Moderating Roles of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Cultural Orientations and Values. Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2011).
  • Delgado, M. Y., Updegraff, K. A., Roosa, M. W., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. . Perceived Discrimination and Mexican-origin Youth Adjustment: The Moderating Roles of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Cultural Orientations and Values. Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2011).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M. A. & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino adolescents’ familial ethnic socialization and ethnic identity: Examining physical appearance as a moderator. Journal of Adolescence (2011).
  • Killoren, S.A., Updegraff, K.A., Christopher, S., & Umaña-Taylor, A. Parent-Adolescent Relationship Qualities and Mexican-origin Adolescents’ Sexual Intentions: The Mediating Role of Peer Deviancy. Journal of Marriage and Family (2011).
  • Knight, G. P., Berkel, C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Gonzales, N. A., Ettekal, I., Jaconis, M., & Boyd, B. M. The Socialization of Culturally Related Values in Mexican American Families. Journal of Marriage and Family (2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Gonzales-Backen, M. A. Mexican-origin Adolescent Mothers’ Stressors and Psychosocial Functioning: Examining Ethnic Identity Affirmation and Familism as Moderators. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., White, R. M. B., Herzog, M., Pflieger, J., & Madden-Derdich, D. Developing and Testing a Measure of Social Support with Mexican-origin Pregnant Adolescents and their Mother Figures. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2011).
  • Weisskirch, R. S., Kim, S. Y., Zamboanga, B. L., Schwartz, S. J., Bersamin, M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Cultural Influences for College Student Language Brokers. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2011).
  • White, R., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Knight, G., & Zeiders, K. A. Language measurement equivalence of the Ethnic Identity Scale with Mexican American early adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence (2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Ethnic Identity. Handbook of Identity Theory and Research (2011).
  • Alfaro, E. C., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino adolescents’ academic motivation: The role of siblings. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2010).
  • Schwartz, S. J., Forthun, L. F., Ravert, R. D., Zamboanga, B. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Filton, B. J., Kim, S. Y., Rodriguez, L., Weisskirch, R. S., Vernon, M., Shneyderman, Y., Williams, M. K., Agocha, V. B., & Hudson, M. The protective role of identity consolidation against health risk behaviors in college-attending emerging adults. American Journal of Health Behavior (2010).
  • Schwartz, S. J., Weisskirch, R. S., Hurley, E. A., Zamboanga, B. L., Park, I. J. K., Kim, S. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Castillo, L. G., Brown, E., & Greene, A. D. Communalism, Familism, and Filial Piety: Birds of a Collectivist Feather?. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2010).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. & Guimond, A. A longitudinal examination of parenting behaviors and perceived discrimination predicting Latino adolescents’ ethnic identity. Developmental Psychology (2010).
  • Updegraff, K. A. & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Structure and process in Mexican-origin families and their implications for youth development. Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families: Challenges and Prospects (2010).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, E Alfaro, M Bamaca, Guimond. Ethnic identity, acculturation, and enculturation: Theoretical and empirical convergence. Journal of Marriage and Family (2009).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Gonzales-Backen, Amy Guimond. Latino adolescents’ ethnic identity: Is there a developmental progression and does growth in ethnic identity predict growth in self-esteem?. Child Development (2009).
  • E Alfaro, Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Gonzales-Backen, M Bamaca, K Zeiders. Discrimination, Academic Motivation, and Academic Success among Latino Adolescents. Journal of Adolescence (2009).
  • Rodriguez, J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Smith, E. P., & Johnson, D. Cultural processes in parenting and youth outcomes: Examining a model of racial-ethnic socialization and identity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2009).
  • Schwartz, S. J., Forthun, L. F., Ravert, R. D., Zamboanga, B. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Filton, B. J., Kim, S. Y., Rodriguez, L., Weisskirch, R. S., Vernon, M., Shneyderman, Y., Williams, M. K., Agocha, V. B., & Hudson, M. The protective role of identity consolidation against health risk behaviors in college-attending emerging adults. American Journal of Health Behavior (2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Research with Latino early adolescents: Strengths, challenges, and directions for future research. Journal of Early Adolescence (2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Alfaro, E. C., Bámaca, M. Y., & Guimond, A. The central role of familial ethnic socialization in Latino adolescents’ cultural orientation. Journal of Marriage and Family (2009).
  • Knight, G. P., Roosa, M. W., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Methodological challenges in studying ethnic minority or economically disadvantaged populations. (2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Alfaro, E. C. Acculturative Stress and Adaptation. Handbook of Latino Psychology (2009).
  • Updegraff, K. A. & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Structure and process in Mexican-origin families and their implications for youth development. Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families: Challenges and Prospects (2009).
  • . Special Issue on Latino/Hispanic Early Adolescents. (2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Research with Latino early adolescents: Strengths, challenges, and directions for future research. (2009).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, D Vargas-Chanes, C Garcia, M Gonzales-Backen. An examination of Latino adolescents' ethnic identity, coping with discrimination, and self-esteem. Journal of Early Adolescence (2008).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, K Updegraff. Latino adolescents' mental health: Exploring the role of discrimination, ethnic identity, acculturation, and self-esteem. Journal of Adolescence (2007).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, N Shin. An examination of the Ethnic Identity Scale with diverse populations: Exploring variation by ethnicity and geography. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2007).
  • M Herzog, Adriana Umana-Taylor, D Madden-Derdich, S Leonard. Teenage Fathers' Involvement in Parenting: The Mediating Role of Mothers' Satisfaction with and Desire for Fathers' Involvement. Family Relations (2007).
  • Updegraff, K A (Author) ,Crouter, A C (Author) ,Umana-Taylor, Adriana J (Author) ,Cansler, E (Author) . Work-family linkages in the lives of Mexican origin families. Immigrant families (2007).
  • A Gonzalez, Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Bámaca-Gómez. Familial ethnic socialization among adolescents of Latino and European descent: Do Latina mothers exert the most influence?. Journal of Family Issues (2006).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, A Yazedjian. An exploration of generational differences and similarities among Puerto Rican and Mexican mothers' experiences with familial ethnic socialization. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2006).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, R Bhanot, N Shin. Ethnic identity formation during adolescence: The critical role of families. Journal of Family Issues (2006).
  • E Alfaro, Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Bámaca. Interpersonal support and Latino adolescents' academic motivation. Family Relations (2006).
  • M Bámaca, Adriana Umana-Taylor. An ecological approach to understanding resistance to peer pressure among Mexican-origin adolescents. Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2006).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J (Author) ,Alfaro, E A (Author) . Divorce and relationship dissolution among Latino populations in the U.S. Handbook of Divorce and Relationship Dissolution (2006).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J,Alfaro, E C. Ethnic Identity Among U.S. Latino Adolescents: Theory, Measurement, and Implications For Well Being. The Crisis in Youth Mental Health: Disorders in Adolescence (2006).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor. Self-esteem and Ethnic Identity among Latino Adolescents. Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling (2005).
  • M Bámaca, Adriana Umana-Taylor, N Shin, E Alfaro. Latino adolescents' perceptions of parenting behaviors and self-esteem: Examining the role of neighborhood risk. Family Relations (2005).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J (Author) . The Ethnic Identity Scale. What do children need to flourish? Conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development (2005).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor. Ethnic identity and self-esteem: Examining the role of social context. Journal of Adolescence (2004).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, A Wiley. Family diversity in the classroom: A review of existing strategies. Journal of Teaching in Marriage & Family (2004).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, A Yazedjian, M Bámaca-Gómez. Developing the Ethnic Identity Scale using Eriksonian and social identity perspectives. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research (2004).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Bámaca. Conducting focus groups with Latino populations: Lessons from the field. Family Relations (2004).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Bámaca. Immigrant mothers' experiences with ethnic socialization of adolescents growing up in the U.S.: An examination of Colombian, Guatemalan, Mexican, and Puerto Rican mothers. Sociological Focus (2004).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Fine. Examining a model of ethnic identity development among Mexican-origin adolescents living in the U.S. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2004).
  • J Bracey, M Bámaca-Gómez, Adriana Umana-Taylor. Examining ethnic identity and self-esteem among biracial and monoracial adolescents. Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J. Ethnic and Racial Identities. Human ecology: An encyclopedia of children, families, communities, and environments (2003).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Bámaca-Gómez. Generational differences in resistance to peer pressure among Mexican-origin adolescents. Youth and Society (2003).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Fine. Predicting commitment to wed among Hispanic and Anglo partners. Journal of Marriage and Family (2003).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J (Author) . Ethnic and Racial Identities. Human ecology: An encyclopedia of children, families, communities, and environments (2003).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J (Author) . Language brokering as a stressor for immigrant children and their families. Points and Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century (2003).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Diversi, M Fine. Ethnic identity and self-esteem among Latino adolescents: Making distinctions among the Latino populations. Journal of Adolescent Research (2002).
  • Adriana Umana-Taylor, M Fine. Methodological implications of grouping Latino adolescents into one collective ethnic group. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2001).
  • S Weaver, Adriana Umana-Taylor, J Hans. Challenges family scholars may face in studying family diversity: A focus on Latino families, stepfamilies, and parenthood. Journal of Family Issues (2001).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana J. Ethnic Minority Teaching Resource Manual, Vol. II. (2001).
Research Activity
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CDE 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
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FAS 493Honors Thesis
CDE 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
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FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
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FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. An examination of developmental trajectories and adjustment among Mexican-origin teen mothers. Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center Colloquium (Dec 2014).
  • Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B., & Fuentes, S. A prospective test of the family stress model with Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD (Nov 2014).
  • Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J, Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. Intergenerational benefits of familism values for Mexican-origin families. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD (Nov 2014).
  • Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. Mothers’ Educational Expectations as a moderator of Acculturative Stress and Adolescent Mothers’ Adjustment. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD (Nov 2014).
  • Toomey, R. B., Jones, S. K., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Two sides of the same coin: Reporter discrepancies in Latina families. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD (Nov 2014).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Parenting Among Latina Adolescent Mothers: Predictive Factors And Consequences For Children’s Behavioral Development. Society for Research on Child Development Themed Conference on At-Risk Parenting. San Diego, CA (Nov 2014).
  • Derlan, C. L., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Contextual predictors of African American adolescents’ ethnic identity affirmation-belonging and resistance to peer pressure. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Bravo, D. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. Mexican-originAdolescent Mothers’ Acculturative stress and the Educational Aspiration-Expectation Gap. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Trajectories of problem behavior among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers: An examination of risk enhancing and reducing factors. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Zeiders, K. H.., Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Updegraff, K.A., & Jahromi, L.B. Cultural adaptation stress, depressive symptoms, and maternal warmth: Examining within-person relations among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Harvey-Mendoza, E.C., Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Derlan, C. L., Zeiders, K., Updegraff, K.A., Jahromi, L.B. Contextual influences on Mexican-origin teen mothers’ values and ethnic identity. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Perez-Brena, N. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Imitation and De-Identification from Parents and Parent-Youth Cultural Incongruence in Mexican American Families. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Zeiders, K. H., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J, McHale, S. M., & Padilla, J. Familism values, family time, and youths’ adjustment: Examining longitudinal relations among Mexican American youth. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Wheeler, L. A., Zeiders, K. H., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, Rodríguez, S. A., & Perez-Brena, N. J. Familism values linked with Mexican-origin youths’ trajectories of risk taking behavior from adolescence to early adulthood. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Updegraff, K. A., Perez-Brena, N., Wheeler, L. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J, Rodríguez, S. A., Zeiders, K. H., & Kuo, S. Mothers’ and fathers’ involvement in Mexican American youth’s romantic relationships. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Wheeler, L. A., Killoren, S. E., Updegraff, K. A., McHale, S., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Mexican-Origin Siblings’ Similarities in the Transitions to Adult Roles. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX (Mar 2014).
  • Nair, R., Delgado, M., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & McHale, S. Mexican-origin youths’ conflict with parents and trajectories of adjustment. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2013).
  • Wheeler, L. A., Updegraff, K. A., McHale, S., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Prospective Links between Mexican-origin Parents’ Relationships with Youth’s Romantic Relationships. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2013).
  • Harvey, E., Bravo, D., Zeiders, K., Umaña-Taylor, A., Updegraff, K., Jahromi, L. Language competency pressures among mexican-origin mother-daughter dyads. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2013).
  • Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A., Zeiders, K., Updegraff, K., Jahromi, L., & Harvey-Mendoza, E. Implications of mother-adolescent relationships across economic hardship classes. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2013).
  • Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B., & Zeiders, K. H. Values and stressors as predictors of ethnic socialization behaviors. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2013).
  • Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. Gender role attitudes across the transition to parenthood among teen moms. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2013).
  • Killoren, S., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. Exploring Cultural Correlates of Pregnant Mexican-origin Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Teen Pregnancy. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA (Apr 2013).
  • Harvey-Mendoza, E., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Guimond, A. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Cultural and Family Factors on Mexican-Origin Teen Mothers’ Educational Aspirations, Expectations, and Attainment. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA (Apr 2013).
  • Derlan, C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Maternal Cultural Characteristics and Ethnic Socialization as Predictors of Mexican-origin Adolescent Mothers’ Ethnic Identity. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA (Apr 2013).
  • Derlan, C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L. B., & Guimond, A. B. The Family System Over Time: Mother-Grandmother and Mother-Father Co-Parenting Among Mexican-origin Adolescent Mothers and Families. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA (Apr 2013).
  • Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Mexican-origin Adolescent Mothers’ Academic Expectations: Predictors and Outcomes Associated with Different Growth Trajectories. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA (Apr 2013).
  • Toomey, R., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Williams, D., Harvey-Mendoza, E., Jahromi, L., & Updegraff, K. The Impact of Arizona’s Immigration Law on Health and Service Utilization of Mexican-origin Teen Mothers. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA (Apr 2013).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino Adolescents’ Ethnic Identity: A Promotive and/or Protective Factor?. Invited Speaker, Carolina Consortium on Human Development Speaker Series (Mar 2013).
  • Wheeler, L. A., McHale, S., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Perez-Brena, N., & Updegraff, K. A. Cultural correlates of attitudes about marriage and cohabitation among Mexican-origin youth. 2012 SRCD Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Tampa, FL (Oct 2012).
  • Wheeler, L. A., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. The role of Mexican American family work contexts on parent-adolescent relationships and youth’s future orientations. 2012 SRCD Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Tampa, FL (Oct 2012).
  • Perez-Brena, N., & Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., McHale, S., Rodriguez, S. A., & Delgado, M. Trajectories of mexican American youth’s academic aspirations and expectations: The role of socioeconomic and immigrant background. 2012 SRCD Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Tampa, FL (Oct 2012).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Zeiders, K. H. Family Ethnic Socialization: A Parent-Driven Process?. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A., Guimond, A., Updegraff, K., & Jahromi, L. Teen Pregnancy Attitudes, Coparenting, and Teen Moms’ Depressive Symptoms. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Guimond, A. B., Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. Person-environment fit: Everyday conflict and coparenting conflict in Mexican-origin teen mother families. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Guimond, A. B., Umana-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L., & Updegraff, K. A. Teen Moms’ Parenting Competence and Child Social-emotional Outcomes. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Harvey-Mendoza, E.C., Umaña-Taylor, A.J., Guimond, A.B., Updegraff, K.A., & Jahromi, L.B. Maternal and School Influences on Mexican-origin Pregnant Teens’ Education. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Jahromi, L.B., Guimond, A. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Toomey, R.B. Family Context Promotes Teen Mothers’ Parenting Knowledge and Child Outcomes. National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Rodríguez, S. A., Updegraff, K. A., McHale, S. M., Killoren, S. E., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. The family and cultural context of Mexican-origin adolescents’ sibling relationships. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. Does support change? The transition from teen pregnancy to raising toddlers. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Updegraff, K.A., Perez-Brena, N.J., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L.B., & Harvey-Mendoza, E.C. Mexican-Origin Mothers’ Adjustment Across Daughters’ Transition to Parenthood. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2012).
  • Wheeler, L. A., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Longitudinal Associations between Marital Quality and Depressive Symptoms among Mexican American Couples. National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, Arizona (Oct 2012).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Guimond, A. B., & Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. A Longitudinal Examination of Social Support and Self-esteem Interacting to Inform Mexican-origin Teen Moms’ Parenting Efficacy. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., O’Donnell, M., Knight, G., Roosa, M., Berkel, C., & Nair, R. Ethnic Socialization, Ethnic Identity, and Mexican-origin Adolescents’ Adjustment: Moderation by School Ethnic Composition. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Bravo, D., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Guimond, A. B., & Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. Familism, Family Ethnic Socialization, and Mexican-origin Adolescent Mothers’ Psychosocial Adjustment. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Derlan, C. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Toomey, R., Updegraff, K. A., Jahromi, L., & Flores, L. A longitudinal examination of Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ discrimination, acculturation, and ethnic identity. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Toomey, R., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. Ethnic Identity Development and Ethnic Discrimination: Examining Dynamic Associations Over Time for Latina Adolescent Mothers. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Brittian, A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Derlan, C. Hapa, Latino, White, and Unique: The Role of Ethnic Identity and Context in Shaping Biracial Young Adults’ Psychosocial Outcomes and Mental Health. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Rodríguez, S.A., Killoren, S., Updegraff, K. A., McHale, S., & Umaña-Taylor., A. J. Mexican-origin adolescents’ positive development: The role of siblings. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Rodríguez, S.A., Updegraff, K. A. McHale, S., Delgado, M., & Umaña-Taylor., A. J. Mexican-origin youth’s involvement in housework from late adolescence to young adulthood: The role of gender and culture. Rodríguez, S.A., Updegraff, K. A. McHale, S., Delgado, M., & Umaña-Taylor., A. J. (March, 2012). Me (Mar 2012).
  • Perez-Brena, N., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Transmission of cultural values among Mexican American families: Parents’, adolescents’, and emerging adults’ familism values. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Basilio, C. Knight, G., O’Donnell, M., Roosa, M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Torres, M. The Development of the Mexican-American Bicultural Scale. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • O’Donnell, M., Knight, G., Brittian, A., Carlo, G., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Roosa, M. Perceived Discrimination and the Development of Mexican American Adolescents’ Prosocial Tendencies: Examining the Moderating Role of Cultural Values. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Davis, A., Opal, D., Carlo, G., Streit, C., Schwartz, S., Zamboanga, B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Kim, S. Y. Acculturative Stress and Prosocial Behaviors: Gender Differences in the Mediating Roles of Psychological Control, Familism, and Emotion Regulation. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada (Mar 2012).
  • Wheeler, L. A., Updegraff, K. A., Christopher, F. S., & Umana-Taylor, A. J. The Role of Family in Latinos’ Romantic Relationships in Early Adulthood. 2011 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (Nov 2011).
  • Chelsea L. Derlan, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Amy B. Guimond, Kimberly A. Updegraff. Intergenerational Transmission of Enculturation in Mexican-origin Families. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (Nov 2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Ethnic Identity among Latino Adolescents in the U.S.: Understanding Development and Context. Invited Speaker, Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Rome, Rome Italy (May 2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L., & Updegraff, K. A Longitudinal Examination of Factors That Promote or Inhibit Mexican-Origin Adolescent Mothers' Readiness to Parent. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Jahromi, L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Updegraff, K., (March, 2011). Birth Characteristics and Developmental Outcomes of Infants of Mexican-Origin Adolescent Mothers: Risk and Protective Factors. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K., & Derlan, C. L. Intergenerational Transmission of Ethnic Identity Within Mexican-Origin Families: Examining At-Risk and Community-Based Samples. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Gonzales, N. A., & Wong, J. Discrimination, Academic Achievement, and Psychosocial Functioning Among Mexican Adolescents: Ethnic Identity and Gender as Moderators. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., McHale, S., Wheeler, L. A., & Perez-Brena, N. J. Trajectories of Mexican-Origin Youth's Cultural Orientations/Values: Links to Academic Adjustment. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Killoren, S., Wheeler, L. A., Updegraff, K. A., McHale, S., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Interrelations Among Parent-Adolescent Warmth and Sibling Intimacy in Mexican-Origin Families: The Role of Familism Values. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Rodriguez, S. A., Perez-Brena, N. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Umana-Taylor, A. J. Longitudinal Trajectories of Emotional Closeness in Mexican American Adolescents' Relationships With Mothers, Fathers, and Friends. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Zeiders, K. H., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Trajectories of Depression and Self-Esteem in Latino Youth: Examining the Role of Gender and Discrimination. P. 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Mar 2011).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K., White, R., Herzog, M., & Pflieger, J. Examining a measure of social support among Mexican-origin teen mothers and their mother figures. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Negotiating identity: A conversation between students and professionals. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Alfaro, E. C., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino adolescents’ academic motivation: The role of siblings. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Ethnic identity among Latino adolescents: Predictors, protection, and practical implications. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (May 2010).
  • Umana-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Gonzales-Backen, M. A. Mexican-origin adolescent mothers’ stressors and psychosocial functioning: Ethnic identity affirmation and familism as moderators. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2010).
  • Alfaro, E. C., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino adolescents' academic motivation throughout high school: The role of academic support. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2010).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino adolescents' familial ethnic socialization: Predicting change during adolescence. Poster presented at the. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2010).
  • Wheeler, L., Killoren, S. E., Updegraff, K. A., Crouter, A. C., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Adolescent contraceptive use: Links with work conditions, well-being, and relationship quality in Mexican American families. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Mar 2010).
  • Killoren, S. E., Wheeler, L., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Linkages Between Relationships in Mexican-origin Families. 2009 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (Nov 2009).
  • Weisskirch, R., Bersamin, M., Kim, S. Y., Schwartz, S., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Zamboanga, B. College student language brokers: Cultural and personality differences. 2009 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Francisco, (Nov 2009).
  • Killoren, S. E., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Mexican-Origin Emerging Adults’ Sexual Behaviors. Annual Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Atlanta, GA (Oct 2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Gonzales-Backen, M. A. Findings from the Supporting MAMI Project: How Cultural Factors Can Protect Mexican-origin Teen Mothers from the Effects of Common Stressors. Department of Health and Human Services Adolescent and Family Life Research Webc (Jun 2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Guimond, A. A Longitudinal Examination of Parenting Behaviors and Perceived Discrimination. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Latino Adolescents' Familial Ethnic Socialization and Ethnic Identity Affirmation: Examining Physical Appearance as a Moderator. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • Perez-Brena, N., Updegraff, K. A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Patterns of Parent-Adolescent Decision-Making in Mexican American Families: What Does Gender Have To Do With It?. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • White, R. M. B, Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Knight, G.P., Zeiders, K. H., Roosa, M. W., Gonzales, N. A., & Saenz, D. Language Measurement Equivalence of the Ethnic Identity Scale with Mexican American Early Adolescents. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • Derlan, C. L., Gonzales-Backen, M. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Updegraff, K. A. An Examination of Ethnic Identity, Self-esteem, and Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant Mexican-origin Adolescents. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • Killoren, S. E., Pflieger, J. C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Updegraff, K. A. Correlates of Mexican-origin Pregnant Adolescents' Attitudes toward Pregnancy. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • Bamaca, M. Y., Foley, A. N., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Gonzales-Backen, M. A. Examining Culturally Informed Risk and Protective Factors Among Mexican-Origin Adolescent Girls. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO (Apr 2009).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. Adolescents in Cultural Context. Dedication and Academic Conference, McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families (Mar 2009).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Alfaro, E. C. Discrimination and Self-Esteem: Familial Ethnic Socialization as Protective. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR (Nov 2008).
  • Bámaca, M. Y., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Brown, A. Behavioral Autonomy Expectations among Mexican-origin Mothers and Daughters. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR (Nov 2008).
  • Updegraff, K.A., & Umaña-Taylor, A. Structure and process in Mexican-origin families and their implications for youth development. Penn State’s 16th National Symposium on Family Issues, Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant (Oct 2008).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2008, September). Working with Latino children and families. Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona Annual Conference (Sep 2008).
  • Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Gonzales-Backen, M. A., & Guimond, A. Latino Adolescents' Ethnic Identity: Examining Growth in Ethnic Identity as a Predictor of Growth in Self-Esteem. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL (Mar 2008).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M. A., Alfaro, E. C., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Bámaca, M. Y. The Influence of Discrimination of Latino Adolescents' Academic Achievement: The Role of Physical Appearance. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL (Mar 2008).
  • Alfaro, E, Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Perceived Academic Support and Latino Adolescents' Academic Motivation: Examining the Role of Familism. Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Boston, MA (Apr 2007).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M, Alfaro, E, Umana-Taylor, Adriana. The Influence of Familial Ethnic Socialization and Skin Color on Ethnic Identity among Latino Adolescents. Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Boston, MA (Apr 2007).
  • Alfaro, E, Gonzales-Backen, M, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Bámaca, M, Zeiders, K. Discrimination, Familism, and Latino Adolescents' Academic Success. 2006 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapol (Nov 2006).
  • Bámaca, M, Zeiders, K, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E, Gonzales-Backen, M. Latino Adolescents' Depressive Symptoms: The Influence of Stress and Parental Support. 2006 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN (Nov 2006).
  • Bámaca, M, Zeiders, K, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E, Gonzales-Backen, M. Latino Adolescents' Depressive Symptoms: The Influence of Stress and Parental Support. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN (Nov 2006).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Integrating Diversity into Courses on Personal Relationships and Families. 2006 Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Relationship Research (Jul 2006).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Ethnic Identity, Acculturation, and Enculturation: Considerations in Methodology and theory. 2006 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, San Francisco, CA (Mar 2006).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Ethnic Identity, Acculturation, and Enculturation: Considerations in Methodology and theory. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, San Francisco, CA (Mar 2006).
  • Bámaca, M, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E, Zeiders, K. The role of acculturation, parent-adolescent conflict, and attachment to parents on Latino adolescents' depressive symptomatology. 2006 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, San Francisco, CA (Mar 2006).
  • Bámaca, M, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E, Zeiders, K. The role of acculturation, parent-adolescent conflict, and attachment to parents on Latino adolescents' depressive symptomatology. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, San Francisco, CA (Mar 2006).
  • Alfaro, E, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Bámaca, M. Latino Adolescents' Academic Success: The Influence of Academic Motivation, Academic Support and Discrimination. Annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ (Nov 2005).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Feminists at work: Navigating professional lives as feminists. Annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ (Nov 2005).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Updegraff, K. Latino adolescents' mental health: Exploring the role of discrimination, ethnic identity, acculturation, and self-esteem. Annual meeting of the Family Research Consortium IV, New Orleans, LA (Jun 2005).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E, Bámaca, M. Latino adolescents' ethnic identity and knowledge of Spanish: Examining the role of familial ethnic socialization. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA (Apr 2005).
  • Bámaca, M, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Shin, N, Alfaro, E. Latino adolescents' perceptions of parenting behaviors and self-esteem: Examining the role of neighborhood risk. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA (Apr 2005).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Shin, N. An examination of ethnic identity and self-esteem: Exploring variation by ethnicity and geography. Annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Miami, FL (Feb 2005).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Family diversity in the classroom: A review of existing strategies. National Council of Family Relations (Nov 2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Interpersonal support and Latino adolescents' academia motivation. National Council of Family Relations (Nov 2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Studying Latino families: Challenges and recommendations for the future. National Council of Family Relations (Nov 2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. The relationship between parenting behaviors and Latino adolescents' ethnic identity exploration. Society for Research on Identity Formation (Apr 2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Immigrant mothers' experiences with ethnic socialization of adolescents growing up in the U.S.: An examination of Colombian, Guatemalan, Mexican, and Puerto Rican mothers. Society for Research on Adolescence (Apr 2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. An examination of Latino adolescents' ethnic identity, coping with discrimination, and self-esteem. Society for Research on Adolescence (Apr 2004).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Bhanot, R. Ethnic identity formation during adolescence: The critical role of families. meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, Canada (Nov 2003).
  • Gonzalez-Kruger, G, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Goldfarb, K, Villarruel, F. What do we REALLY know about Latino families? A content analyses of refereed publications. annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, Canada (Nov 2003).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Experiences with ethnic socialization among Mexican and Puerto Rican mothers of adolescents. annual meeting of the Family Research Consortium III, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM (Jun 2003).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Yazedjian, A, Bámaca-Gómez, M. Developing the Ethnic Identity Scale using Eriksonian and social identity perspectives. annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Vancouver, Canada (May 2003).
  • Bámaca-Gómez, M, Umana-Taylor, Adriana. An ecological approach to understanding resistance to peer pressure among Mexican-origin adolescents. annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Houston, TX (Nov 2002).
  • Bracey, J, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Bámaca-Gómez, M. Examining ethnic identity and self-esteem among biracial and monoracial adolescents. annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Houston, TX (Nov 2002).
  • Gonzalez, A, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Bámaca-Gómez, M. Familial ethnic socialization among biethnic (Latino and European American) adolescents: Do Latina mothers exert the most influence?. annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Houston, TX (Nov 2002).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Fine, M. Methodological implications of grouping Latino adolescents into one collective ethnic group. bi-annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2002).
  • Bámaca-Gómez, M, Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Generational differences in resistance to peer pressure among Mexican-Origin adolescents. bi-annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2002).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. Ethnic identity development among Mexican-origin adolescents living in the U.S. annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Rochester, NY (Nov 2001).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana. The future of studying Latino families. The way we think we'll be: Graduate students and new professionals share their views of family diversity over the next two to three decades. annual meeting of Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family, Asheville, NC (Jun 2000).
  • Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Bordere, T, Morrison, J. Biracial identity among children of Black and White parentage: Perspectives from parents and children. annual meeting of Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family, Asheville, NC (Jun 2000).
  • Gonzales-Backen, M., Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E., & Bámaca, M. Physical Appearance and Ethnic Identity Formation among Latino adolescents. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
  • Alfaro, E., Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Gonzales-Backen, M., & Bámaca, M. Latino Adolescents’ Academic Motivation: The Cumulative Effect of Academic Support. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
  • Bámaca, M., Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Alfaro, E., & Gonzales-Backen, M. An examination of Latino Adolescents’ Autonomy and Parent-Adolescent Conflict. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
  • Bamaca, M, Plunkett, S, Umana-Taylor, Adriana, Sands, T, Alfaro, E. Parent-adolescent Conflict, Attachment to Parents, and Latino Adolescents' Depressive Symptomatology. Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Boston, MA
Service
  • Family Relations, Ad hoc Reviewer (2015 - Present)
  • Journal of Latino Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2015 - Present)
  • Child Development, Ad hoc Reviewer (2015 - Present)
  • Developmental Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2015 - Present)
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2014 - Present)
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2014 - Present)
  • University Promotion & Tenure Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • University Promotion & Tenure Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development, Editorial Board Member (2014 - Present)
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development, Editorial Board Member (2014 - Present)
  • Child Development Perspectives, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Infant Development and Behavior, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Adolescent Health, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Family Psychology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, Ad hoc Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Latino Resilience Enterprise, Executive Director (2013 - Present)
  • Latino Resilience Enterprise, Executive Director (2013 - Present)
  • Dean of Social Sciences in CLAS Search Committee, Member (2011 - Present)
  • FHD Graduate Committee, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Member (2011 - Present)
  • National Institutes of Health, Social Science and Population Studies Review Panel, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Society for Research on Child Development Millennium Scholars Program, Senior Mentor (2011 - Present)
  • American Psychological Association, Book Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Child Development Perspectives, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Child Development Perspectives, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Conference Session Presider (2010 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation; Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Grant Proposal Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Parenting: Science and Practice, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Family Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Society for Research on Child Development, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Developmental Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Developmental Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Developmental Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Prevention Research Center, member, Core Training Faculty (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Prevention Research Center, member, Core Training Faculty (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Prevention Research Center, member, Core Training Faculty (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Prevention Research Center, member, Core Training Faculty (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • President’s Academic Council, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • Society for Research on Child Development Millennium Scholars Program, Senior Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • SSFD Personnel Committee, Committee Member (2008 - Present)
  • SSFD Personnel Committee, Committee Member (2008 - Present)
  • SSFD Personnel Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Undergraduates, Co-Director (2008 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Child Development, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Family Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Adolescence, Ad hoc Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Society for Research on Child Development, Senior Mentor for the Millennium Scholars Program (2005 - Present)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • NCFR, Conference Proposal Reviewer (1998 - Present)
  • Journal of Research on Adolescence, Associate Editor (2015 - 2018)
  • Spanish Journal of Psychology, Associate Editor (2015 - 2017)
  • National Institutes of Health, Social Science and Population Studies Review Panel, Standing Member of Review Panel (2012 - 2016)
  • SRA Diversity Committee, Co-Chair (2014 - 2016)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence Diversity Committee, co-Chair (2014 - 2016)
  • Fellows Committee, National Council on Family Relations, co-Chair (2014 - 2015)
  • NCFR Fellows Selection Committee, Member (Elected) (2012 - 2015)
  • Peer Teaching Evaluation for Dr. Amy Reesing, Peer Teaching Evaluation (2015 - 2015)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • California State University, Fresno, Program Reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Developmental Learning Sciences, Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • Search Committee for New Editor of Family Relations, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2014)
  • Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Latino Youth/Families, Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • Conference on Fostering Collective Impact to Eliminate Health Disparities, Arizona State University, Co-Facilitator (2014 - 2014)
  • SRCD Themed Meeting on Parenting in At-risk Contexts, Review Panel Member; Conference Proposal Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Associate Director (2012 - 2014)
  • Securing External Funding - Panel Presentation for Sanford School Postdoctoral Fellows, Panelist (2014 - 2014)
  • Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center Annual Conference, Moderator (2014 - 2014)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Council Member (Executive Board) (2010 - 2014)
  • SRA Diversity Committee, Chair (2012 - 2014)
  • Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Associate Director (2012 - 2013)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Review Panel Chair for Biennial Conference (2012 - 2013)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Review Panel Chair for Biennial Conference - Immigration, Acculturation and Global Issues Panel (2012 - 2013)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Review Panel Co-Chair for Themed Conference - Transitions to Adolescence and Adulthood (2012 - 2013)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Council Member (Executive Board) (2010 - 2013)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Executive Council Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Panelist, Faculty Women's Association, Successful Promotion to Full, Speaker/Panelist (2013 - 2013)
  • SRCD Themed Meeting on Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Review Panel Co-Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • FHD Graduate Committee, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Member, Nomination Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Review Panel Chair for Biennial Conference (2011 - 2012)
  • National Institutes of Health, Social Science and Population Studies Review Panel, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Dean of Social Sciences in CLAS Search Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence - Young Scholars Program, Co-Director (2009 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Conference Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • FHD Graduate Committee, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Guest Editor (2006 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University Maroon & Gold Scholarship Program, Faculty Mentor (2006 - 2007)
  • Search for NCFR Executive Director, Committee Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Maroon & Gold Scholarship Program, Faculty Mentor (2006 - 2007)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Committee Member (2004 - 2007)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Executive Director Search Committee Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Guest Editor (2006 - 2006)
  • Personnel Committee, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Graduate Committee, Dept of Family and Human Development, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Journal of Early Adolescence, Ad hoc Reviewer (2004 - 2005)
  • Journal of Family Issues, Ad hoc Reviewer (2004 - 2005)
  • Certified Family Life Educator (2000 - 2005)
  • Child Development, Ad hoc Reviewer (2005)
  • Journal of Personal Relationships, Ad hoc Reviewer (2005)
  • Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc Reviewer (2005)
  • Journal of Teaching Marriage and Family, Ad hoc Reviewer (2005)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Child Development, Consulting Editor (2005 - 2005)
  • Culture Study Group for New School of Family and Social Dynamics, Committee Member (2004 - 2005)
  • College of ACES Identity Task Force, Committee Member (2003 - 2004)
  • College of ACES Research Policy Committee, Member (2002 - 2004)
  • Illinois Student Council on Family Relations, Faculty Advisor (2002 - 2004)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Board Member (2002 - 2004)
  • Latino/a Studies Program, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Faculty Affiliate (2001 - 2004)
  • Society for Research on Child Development, Senior Mentor for the Millennium Scholars Program (2004)
  • National Council of Family Relations Annual Conference Quality Control Committee, Committee Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Youth & Society, Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2004)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Elected Board Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Search Committee for Editor of Family Relations, Committee Member (2003 - 2004)
  • College of ACES, Research Policy Committee, Secretary (2002 - 2003)
  • HCD Departmental Faculty Advisory Committee, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Search for Assistant Professor of Family Studies, Committee Member (2002 - 2003)
  • HCD Department, HCD Departmental Brown Bag Coordinator (2001 - 2002)
  • NCFR, Ethnic Minorities Section, Student/New Professional Representative (2000 - 2002)
  • NCFR, Annual Conference, Session Discussant (2000 - 2001)
  • NCFR, Annual Conference, Session Presider (2000 - 2001)