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Awards & Honors

(2011) Diversity Fellowship presented by Diversity Resource Office. Purdue University.

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

(2009) AERA-FCD Summer Institute Connecting Education Research to Policy.

(2008) Post-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship in Education Sciences at FPG. U.S. Department of Education.

(2007) NICHD Summer Training Institute in Applied Child and Adolescent Development.

(2006) Fisher Fellowship recipient. Pennsylvania State University.

(2005) Fellow in the Center for Work and Family Research. Pennsylvania State University.

(2000) Bachelor of Arts degree conferred with Honors. Wayne State University.

(2000) National Institute of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research Fellowship. Wayne State University.

(1998) Latino En Marcha Scholarship. Wayne State University.

Selected Publications

Fingerman, K., Vanderdrift, L., Birditt, K., & 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.

McHale, S., & Kim, J. (in press). An ecological perspective on the media and youth development. American Behavioral Scientist.

McHale, S., & Crouter, A. (2009). Sociocultural factors and school engagement among African American youth: The roles of racial discrimination, racial socialization and ethnic identity. Applied Developmental Science, 13, 61-73.

McHale, S., Kim, J., Crouter, A., & Booth, A. (2009). The Development of Gendered Interests and Personality Qualities from Middle Childhood through Adolescence: A Bio-Social Analysis. Child Development, 80, 482-495.

McHale, S., & Crouter, A. (2009). The development and correlates of academic interests from childhood through adolescence. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 509-519.

Pungello, E., Iruka, I., Mills-Koonce, R., & Reznick, S. (2009). The effects of income, race, and sensitive and harsh parenting on receptive and expressive language development in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 45, 544-557.

Dotterer, A. M., & Lowe, K. (in press). Discrimination, parenting, and academic adjustment among racial/ethnic minority adolescents: Exploring direct and indirect pathways. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

Dorsch, T. E., Lowe, K., Dotterer, A. M., & Lyons, L. (in press). Parent involvement in young adults’ intercollegiate athletic careers: Developmental considerations and applied recommendations. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.

Wehrspann, E. A., Lowe, K., & Dotterer, A. M. (2015). “If I pay, I have a say:” Parental payment of college education as a predictor of freshmen students’ reports of helicopter parenting. Contemporary School Psychology. doi:10.1007/s40688-015-0071-9

Lowe, K., Dotterer, A. M., & Francisco, J. S. (2015). “If I pay, I have a say:” Parental payment of college education as a predictor of freshmen students’ reports of helicopter parenting. Emerging Adulthood, 3, 286-290. doi:10.1177/2167696815579831

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