Yvette R. Harris
Yvette R. Harris, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Miami University, Ohio.
Her research focuses on exploring the environmental contributions to preschool and school age cognitive development with specific attention on the learning/ teaching patterns of African American parents. Her current line of research explores family stabilization and destabilization as mother re-nter from prison. . She has presented her work at both national and international conferences and her research has appeared in a variety of educational and developmental journals and publications, including: European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology Journal of Early Childhood Research, Childhood Education; and The Encyclopedia for Human Development. Dr. Harris's work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Proctor and Gamble, Miami University, and the Harvard/Radcliffe Murray Research Center. She also serves on the Editorial Board for several journals, including: Early Childhood Research Quarterly and Forum on Public Policy.James A. Graham
James A. Graham, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). He received a B.A. in psychology from Miami University, and completed graduate studies at the University of Memphis where he received masters and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology. His scholarly work addresses the social-cognitive aspects of relationships between group and dyadic levels across early, middle, and late childhood in community-based settings. Three interdependent dimensions of his research program examine(1) populations that are typically understudied, conceptually limited, and methodologically constrained;(2) children's development of empathy and prosocial behavior with peer groups and friends; (3) developmental science in the context of community-engaged research partnerships. He has presented his work at a variety of international and national conferences and has published articles in professional journals such as Social Development, Child Study Journal, Behavior Modification, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development , and American Journal of Evaluation. Currently, he is Coordinator of the Developmental Specialization in Psychology at TCNJ. For the past decade, Dr. Graham has taught graduate course in psychology and education s in Johannesburg, South Africa through TCNJ's Graduate Summer Global Program. He serves on the Board of Directors for several community agencies, such as the Children's Home Society of New Jersey, and the Trenton Education Dance Institute.