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Aryn M Dotterer

Child Development and Family Studies 

  • Assistant Professor – CDFS/Extension Education

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Assistant Professor HDFS / YDAE
  • Interdepartmental Assistant Professor
765.496.1762
Fowler Memorial House Room 203
1200 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055

Research Interest:
My research is grounded in developmental and ecological approaches to the study of children’s and adolescents’ school experiences and academic achievement. I am particularly interested in gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic variations in school engagement and academic achievement, with attention to the role that families play in parenting and socialization. For example, I am currently comparing two models of family influence to examine racial disparities in children’s pre-academic knowledge. A related area of interest is in development and growth of children’s academic achievement over time and the use of the best methods to examine longitudinal models of process and change. I am currently using a multilevel modeling strategy to examine the extent to which early academic skills in pre-kindergarten are related to later academic achievement in early adolescence.

Other Links:
CDFS

Awards & Honors

(2013) Excellence in Family Research. Center for Families, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

(2012) Ann Hancook Award. Purdue Pregnancy Education for Adolescents through Extension Team.

(2011) Diversity Fellow. Diversity Resource Office at Purdue University.

(2009) Teaching for Tomorrow. Office of the Provost, Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Dotterer, A. M., Burchinal, M., Bryant, D., Early, D., & Pianta, R. (2013). Universal and targeted pre-kindergarten programmes: A comparison of classroom characteristics and child outcomes. Early Child Development and Care, 183, 931-950.

Dotterer, A. M., Lowe, K., & McHale, S. M. (in press). Relationships with parents and academic trajectories among African American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Dotterer, A. M., & Lowe, K. (2013). Parental monitoring, parental warmth, and minority youths' academic outcomes: Exploring the Integrative Model of Parenting. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 1413-1425.

Dotterer, A. M., Burchinal, M., Bryant, D., Early, D., & Pianta, R. (in press). Universal and targeted pre-kindergarten programmes: A comparison of classroom characteristics and child outcomes. Early Child Development and Care.

Dotterer, A. M., Iruka, I., & Pungello, E. (2012). Parenting, race, and socioeconomic status: Links to school readiness. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 61(4), 657-670.

Robinson, A., Esters, L., Dotterer, A. M., McKee, R., & Tucker, M. (2012). An exploratory study of the Five Cs model of positive youth development among Indiana 4-H youth.. Journal of Youth Development, 7, 82-91.

Dotterer, A. M., Iruka, I. U., & Pungello, E. P. (in press). Parenting, race, and socioeconomic status: Links to school readiness.. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies.

Dotterer, A. M., & Lowe, K. (2011). Classroom context, engagement, and academic achievement in early adolescence.. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 1649-1660.

Fingerman, K., Vanderdrift, L. E., Dotterer, A. M., Birdit, K., & Zarit, S. (2011). Support to aging parents and grown children in Black and White families.. The Gerontologist 51, 51, 441-452.

Fingerman, K. L., Vanderdrift, L. E., Dotterer, A. M., Birditt, K. S., & Zarit, S. (in press). Vanderdrift, L. E., Dotterer, A. M., Birditt, K. S., & Zarit, S. (in press). Support of grown children and aging parents in Black and White families. The Gerotonlogist.