Susan Perez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of North Florida

Curriculum Vitae

SUSAN M. PEREZ, Ph.D.

University of North Florida

Department of Psychology

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

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904-620-1612

904-620-3814

sperez@unf.edu

EDUCATION

B.A., Psychology, Pitzer College, May, 1994

Senior Honor’s Thesis: Stereotype Prevalence Among College Students: Differential Perception of Latinos (Advisor, Dr. Norma Rodriguez)

M.S., Clinical Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, June, 1997

Thesis: Encoding Gender Related Information in the Release from Proactive Inhibition Task (Advisor, Dr. Daniel W. Kee)

M.A., Psychology (Area: Developmental), University of California, Riverside, December, 2001

Thesis: The Role of Child Emotional Intensity and Emotion Regulation Skills in Mother-Child Planning (Committee Chair: Dr. Mary Gauvain; Members: Dr. Ross D. Parke, Dr. Nancy Guerra)

Ph.D., Psychology (Area: Developmental), University of California, Riverside, June, 2004;

Dissertation: Relations Among Child Emotionality, Mother-Child Planning, and Children’s Academic Adjustment and Achievement in the First Grade (Committee Chair: Dr. Mary Gauvain; Members Dr. Ross D. Parke, Dr. Chandra Reynolds)

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Associate Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; August 2009 – Present

Assistant Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; August 2004 – August 2009

Faculty Associate, Center for Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; October 2007 – Present

Lecturer in Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA; Summer 2003, 2004

Adjunct Faculty, Riverside Community College, Norco, CA; Spring 2003, Winter 2004

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA; Fall 2000 – Spring 2004

RESEARCH POSITIONS

Cognitive Development Project – Transition to Adolescence, Longitudinal Follow-Up Study, University of California, Riverside, Principal Investigator: Mary Gauvain, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator                             January 2003 – June 2004

Cognitive Development Project – Three-Year Longitudinal Study, University of California, Riverside, Principal Investigator: Mary Gauvain, Ph.D. (NICHD Grant # 5 R01 HD33998-04)

Project Coordinator                             January 2001 – January 2003

Graduate Research Assistant             August 1999 – January 2001

California State University Fullerton, Advisor: Daniel W. Kee, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant             January 1996 – June 1996

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on the whole child and examines sociocultural Influences (e.g., parent-child interaction, family, culture) on cognitive development, child characteristics (e.g., emotional development, temperament) that contribute to children’s opportunities to develop cognitive skills in social context, and how these processes relate to critical developmental outcomes such as successful school transitions and academic performance.

HONORS AND AWARDS

University of North Florida, Outstanding Faculty Service Award 2014-2015

University of North Florida, Center for Applied Research on Child and Adolescent Development Grant 2014-2015

College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Research Enhancement Plan Award  2011

University of North Florida, Proposal Development Grant 2008

University of North Florida, Student Mentored Academic Research Team (S.M.A.R.T.) Grant 2007

The National Academies, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities 2003-2004

University of California, Riverside, Dissertation Grant 2003-2004

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 1999 – 2003

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities, Honorable Mention, 2000

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, 1994

Senior Thesis Research Grant, Pitzer College, 1994

PUBLICATIONS

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2015). Socialization of cognition. In J. Grusec, & P. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization. New York: Guilford Press.

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2014). Cognitive development in cultural contexts. In L. Liben & U. Müller (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science, Vol 2, Cognitive processes. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

**Stanzione, C. M., Perez, S. M., & Lederberg, A. R. (2013). Assessing aspects of creativity in deaf and hearing high school students. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 18, 228-241.

Gauvain, M., Perez, S. M., & Beebe, H. (2013). Authoritative Parenting and Parental Support for Children’s Cognitive Development. Chapter to appear in A. S. Morris, R. E. Larzelere, & A. Harrist (Eds.), New Directions in Authoritative Parenting: Building on the Legacy of Diana Baumrind. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2010). Emotional contributions to the development of executive functions in the family context. In B. W. Sokol, U. Müller, J. I. M. Carpendale, A. R. Young, & G. Iarocci (Eds.), Self and social regulation: Social interaction and the development of social understanding and executive functions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Perez, S. M. (2010). Instructor’s Manual for Parke, R. D., & Clarke-Stewart, A. (2010). Social Development. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.  http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001497,descCd-INSTRUCTOR.html

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2009). Mother-child planning, child emotional functioning, and children’s transition to first grade. Child Development, 80, 776-791.

Perez, S. M. (2009). Instructor’s Manual for R. D. Park, M. Gauvain, & E. M. Hetherington, Child Psychology: A Contemporary Viewpoint (7th ed.), New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2008). Mother-child planning and child compliance. Child Development, 79, 761-775.

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2007). Socialization of Cognition (pp. 588-613). In J. Grusec, & P. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization. New York: Guilford Press.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2007). The sociocultural context of transitions in early socioemotional development (pp. 396-419). In C. A. Brownell, & C. B. Kopp (Eds.), Transitions in Early Socioemotional Development: The Toddler Years, Guilford Press.

Perez, S. M. (2006). Instructor’s Manual for E. M. Hetherington, R. D. Parke, M. Gauvain, & V. O. Locke, Child Psychology: A Contemporary Viewpoint (6th ed.), New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2005). Not all hurried children are the same: Children’s participation in deciding on and  planning their after-school activities. In J. E. Jacobs, & P. Klaczynski (Eds.), The Development of Judgment and Decision-Making in Children and Adolescents. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2005). Parent-child participation in planning children’s activities outside of school in European American and Latino Families. Child Development, 76, 371-383.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2005). The role of child emotionality in child behavior and maternal instruction on planning tasks. Social Development, 14, 250-272.

Perez, S. M., & Kee, D. W. (2000). Girls not boys show gender-connotation encoding from print. Sex Roles, 42, 439-447.

MANUSCRIPTS

Gauvain, M., Perez, S. M., Reisz, Z. (in preparation). Stability and change in mother-child planning over middle childhood.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (revise, resubmit). Child emotion self-regulation, mother-child interaction, and the development of executive function. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Perez, S. M. (in preparation). Is Maternal Instruction during Joint Planning Related to Mother’s Reported Coping with Child Emotionality?

Perez, S. M. (in preparation). Relations between preschool children’s observed planning, inhibitory control, teacher-rated temperament, and letter recognition.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (in preparation). A longitudinal examination of the planning skills of European- and Latino-American children in mother-child joint planning and at school in middle childhood.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2015). Associations between mother and child ratings of emotion regulation and children’s planning in two contexts. Poster presented at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Marcon, R., & Perez, S. M. (2015). Predicting pre-academic skills for low-income children entering state-funded prekindergarten with and without behavioral concerns. Poster presented at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2013). Stability and Change in Mother-Child Planning Over Middle Childhood. Poster presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2013). How does the activity goal affect mother-child participation and child learning during joint planning? Poster presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

**Stanzione, C. M., Perez, S. M., & Lederberg, A. R. (2012, April). Divergent thinking among deaf and hearing adolescents. Paper presented at the 2012 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

**Stanzione, C. M. & Perez, S. M. (2011, April). Are deaf adolescents creative? Poster presented at the 2011 Language and Literacy Meeting at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

**Stanzione, C., & Perez, S. M. (2010, May). Divergent thinking among deaf and hearing adolescents. Poster to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Gauvain, M., Perez, S. M., & Beebe, H. (2010, May). Authoritative parenting and parental support for children’s cognitive development. Paper presented at the Third Annual OSU Parenting Chautauqua, Mini-Conference on Authoritative Parenting: A Festschrift to Honor Diana Baumrind, Tulsa, OK.

Marcon, R., & Perez, S. M. (2010, March). Measuring resiliency in young children: A closer look at the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) protective factors and behavioral concerns. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Human Development 2009 Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX.

**Daugherty, B., & Perez, S. M. (2009). Family prosocial behavior: Influence of parental age, values, and prosocial tendencies. Poster presented at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

*Perez, S. M., & Less, A. (2009). Relations between preschool children’s observed planning, inhibitory control, teacher-rated temperament, and letter recognition. Poster presented at the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

**Grogran, K., Marcon, R., & Perez, S. M. (2008, June). Summer vacation and early learning: Is there summer loss for low-income preschoolers? Poster session presented at the Ninth Head Start National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

**Jamison, R., Marcon, R., & Perez, S. M. (2008, June). Classroom model and peer influence: The relation between preschoolers’ behavior and academic achievement in the classroom. Poster session presented at the Ninth Head Start National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

*Less, A., & Perez, S. M. (2008, March). Relations between preschool children’s planning ability, self-regulation and early literacy skills. Poster presented at the University of North Florida annual research symposium, Jacksonville, FL.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2007). The socialization of cognition. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Perez, S. M. (2007). Is maternal instruction during joint planning related to mother’s reported coping with child emotionality? Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2007). Relations between child emotionality and activity goals during mother-child planning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Wolpoff, M., Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2007). Autonomy in middle childhood: Children’s control over everyday activities in relation to age, gender, and ethnicity. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Perez, S. M. (2006). Relations between child emotionality and planning skills. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotion, Atlanta, GA.

*Perez, S. M., & Hutchison, L. (2006). The development of planning skills in mother-child interaction: The role of family context. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Gauvain, M., Perez, S. M., Wolpoff, M., & Pan, Y. (2005). Children’s planning in middle childhood and academic performance in early adolescence. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2005). Children’s planning skills in mother-child interaction and academic adjustment and achievement in the first grade. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2005). Child emotionality and children’s planning in social context as a function of task goals.  Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (*note: Chair for Symposium: Putting the Pieces Together: How Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Processes Get Integrated Over the Course of Development), Atlanta, GA.

Perez, S. M. (2004). Relations between planning skills in mother-child interaction and school outcomes across middle childhood. Poster presented at the 2004 Conference on Human Development, Washington, DC.

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2003). Socioemotional factors and the development of planning in early and middle childhood. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Gauvain, M. & Perez, S. M. (2003). Social influences on cognitive development: Longitudinal analysis of parent-child participation during joint planning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2002). Parenting practices and children’s participation in planning in early adolescence. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2001). Children’s after-school activities as opportunities to develop cognitive skills. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minnesota, MN.

Perez, S. M. (2003). Child emotionality as a mediator between parenting practices and academic adjustment and achievement. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2002). Relations of early adolescent emotional functioning, planning behavior, and school performance. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. M. (2001). Parenting practices and children’s participation in planning. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Perez, S. M., & Gauvain, M. (2001). Relation of child emotionality to individual and mother-child planning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Perez, S. M., Gauvain, M., & Savage, S. L. (2000). Children’s emotional intensity and planning ability. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Perez, S. M., & Kee, D. W. (1998). Gender differences in release from proactive interference performance. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

*Work with former or current UNF undergraduate student(s)

**Work with former or current UNF graduate student(s)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society for Research in Child Development, 2000 – present

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

University of North Florida

University of North Florida, United Faculty of Florida
Vice President (elected)         April 2014

University of North Florida, Child Development Research Center, Board of Directors
Chairperson                            August 2007 – present

University of North Florida, Center for Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development
Assistant Director                    August 2011 – Present

University of North Florida, IRB Committee
Vice Chairperson                    August 2012 – Present

University of North Florida, IRB Committee
Member                                  August 2012 – Present

University of North Florida, United Faculty of Florida
Senator (elected)                    May 2012 – Present

University of North Florida, United Faculty of Florida
Bargaining Team                    December 2012 – Present

University of North Florida, Academic Center for Excellence, Summer Freshman Orientation
Faculty Advisor                       Summer 2006, Summer 2007, Summer 2008

College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum Committee,
Member                                  August 2006 – December 2009

College of Arts and Sciences Art Selection Committee for Building 51
Member                                  January 2006 – April 2007

Department of Psychology, Search Committee for Developmental Psychologist
Chairperson                            August 2013 – February 2014

Department of Psychology, Search Committee for Developmental Psychologist
Chairperson                            August 2011 – January 2012

Department of Psychology, Search Committee for Social Psychologist
Member                                  August 2010 – April 2011

Department of Psychology, Ph.D. Proposal Committee
Member                                  August 2010 – February 2012

Department of Psychology, Curriculum Committee
Chairperson                           August 2006 – December 2009

Department of Psychology, Undergraduate Program Committee
Member                                  September 2004 – May 2008; August 2011 – present

Department of Psychology, Search Committee for Chair Position
Member                                  August 2006 – April 2007

Department of Psychology, Search Committee for Community Psychology Position
Member                                  August 2006-April 2007

Department of Psychology Search Committee for Quantitative Psychologist
Member                                  August 2005-March 2006

Department of Psychology Ph.D. Exploratory Committee
Member                                  January 2005 – May 2007

Service to Professional Community

Consulting Editor for Child Development, August 2007 – March 2015
Ad hoc grant proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation
Ad hoc reviewer for Developmental Psychology
Ad hoc reviewer for Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Cognition and Development
Ad hoc reviewer for International Journal of Behavioral Development
Ad hoc reviewer for Cognitive Development
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology
Ad hoc reviewer for Parenting: Science and Practice
Panel reviewer for submissions to the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development
Provided a review for Santrock, J. W. (2006). Life-span development (11th ed.). New York, NY: Mc-Graw-Hill.

COURSES TAUGHT

University of North Florida

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Psychology (Instructor)
Foundations of Child Psychology (Instructor)
Foundations of Child and Adolescent Psychology (Instructor)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (Instructor)
Advanced Child Psychology (Instructor)

Graduate Courses

Cognitive Development in Social and Cultural Context (Instructor)

University of California, Riverside

Developmental Psychology (Instructor)
Introduction to Psychology (Instructor)
Research Methods in Psychology (Teaching Assistant)
Cognitive Development (Teaching Assistant)
Internships in Psychology (Teaching Assistant)

Riverside Community College, Norco, CA

Lifespan Development (Instructor)

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