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Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-1239
Other Title: Assoc. Dept. Head for Research/Faculty Development
Primary Emphasis Area: Learning Sciences
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Short Bio
Jeffrey Liew is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology with courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. He also serves as Associate Department Head for Research and Faculty Development in Educational Psychology. Jeffrey Liew's expertise includes human development, particularly emotion, motivation, and self-regulation in academic, psychosocial, and health-related outcomes from the preschool years to the high school and college years. Liew's 3 L's (Live, Love, Learn) sum up his passion and commitment to research that helps people to live, love, and learn in better, healthier, and more meaningful ways. Bridging basic and applied science, Liew's research has addressed issues such as school readiness, achievement gaps, mental health disparities, and childhood obesity. Liew has been referred to as the "Father of the Yin and Yang of Parenting" for his pioneering research on Asian American parenting that contributes to children growing into emotionally and academically competent young adults; he has been invited to present this research across North America and Asia. Dr. Liew's research on emotion and self-regulation has been supported by research grants through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH-NICHD), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. He presently serves as Associate Editor for Early Education & Development, and as consulting editor for Early Childhood Research Quarterly, the Journal of Genetic Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, and the Journal of Reading Psychology. Liew is active in his scholarly communities, serving as a 2-term (a total of 6 years) elected representative of TAMU's Council of Principal Investigators (CPI) and as a member of the CPI executive committee for two consecutive years, and as peer reviewer for national and international funding agencies, including NIH and NSF. Liew ranked top 5 in the nation for scholarly impact in a 2013 published study on scholarly productivity and impact (Grapin, Kranzler, & Daley, 2013), the published report ranked Liew as 4th highest in scholarly citations between 2005 and 2009 for faculty in APA-accredited School Psychology programs. In 2017, Liew was honored as one of the inaugural Presidential Impact Fellows at Texas A&M University.
Liew Ranked Top 5 in Scholarly Impact
In a study published in 2013 study on scholarly productivity and impact, Jeffrey Liew ranked #4 in the nation for highest number of citations between 2005 and 2009 for faculty in APA-accredited School Psychology programs. See document (JPG) below for rankings.
2013 study on scholarly productivity and impact by Grapin, Kranzler, and Daley published in Psychology in the Schools.
University CPI Executive Committee Member
Jeffrey Liew serves as 2-term (2016-2017 and 2017-2018) member on the Council of Principal Investigators (CPI) Executive Committee. Members are selected each year by the CPI Chair and ratified by the full Council. The CPI EC also meets regularly with the Texas A&M President, Provost and Vice President for Research; Distinguished Professor's Executive Committee; The Texas A&M University System Chancellor; and Congressman Bill Flores and other representatives or administrators upon request.
Dr. Liew's Doctoral Graduates and Placements
Jeffrey Liew's former doctoral students and their current professional positions/affiliations
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Asian Caucus Faculty Spotlight on Jeffrey Liew's research and his professional journey and development
Research Interests
Academic resilience; Social Emotional Learning
Child and adolescent development; parenting; parent-child relationships
Childhood obesity; parental feeding practices; emotional and stress eating
Emotion and self-regulation; Emotion regulation; Empathy; Moral Development
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Cankaya, E. M., Dong, X., & Liew, J. (2017). An examination of the relationship between social self-efficacy and personal growth initiative in international context. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 61, 88-96. *

2. Top, N., Liew, J., & Luo, W. (2017). Family and school influences on youths[48]19 behavioral and academic outcomes: Cross-level interactions between parental monitoring and character development curriculum. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 178, 108-118. *

3. * Moed, A., Gershoff, E. T., Eisenberg, N., Hofer, C., Losoya, S., Spinrad, T. L., & Liew, J. (2017). Parent-child negative emotion reciprocity and children[48]19s school success: An emotion-attention process model. Social Development, 26, 560-574. *

4. Leon, J., & Liew, J. (2017). Profiles of adolescents' peer and teacher relatedness: Differences in well-being and academic achievement across latent groups. Learning and Individual Differences, 54, 41-50.

5. Main, A., Zhou, Q., Liew, J., & Lee, C. (2017). Prosocial tendencies among Chinese American children in immigrant families: Links to cultural and socio-demographic factors and psychological adjustment. Social Development, 26, 165-184.

6. Top, N., Liew, J., & Luo, W. (2016). Effects of Second Step curriculum on behavioral and academic outcomes in 5th and 8th grade students: A longitudinal study on character development. Novitas-ROYAL, 10, 24-47.

7. Weber, R. C., Johnson, A., Riccio, C. A., & Liew, J. (2016). Executive functioning in bilingual children: Task performance and caregiver ratings. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19, 425-431 *

8. Liew, J., Lomax, A., & SooHoo, M.M. (2016). Healthy environments for social-emotional development. In D. Couchenour & J.K. Chrisman (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (pp. 659-660). SAGE Publications, Inc. *

9. Dixon, L. Q., Liew, J., Daraghmeh, A., & Smith, D. (2016). Pre-service teacher attitudes toward English language learners. NABE Journal of Research and Practice, Vol 7, No. 1 *

10. Delen, E., & Liew, J. (2016). The use of interactive environments to promote self-regulation in online learning: A literature review. European Journal of Contemporary Education, 15, 24-33. *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Audrea Johnson (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Erhan Delen (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Bonny Chang (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Yu-Pei Chang (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Unnugulsum Korkmaz (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Elig Ozturk (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Sarah Wehrly (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Namik Top (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Elif Merve Cankaya (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Amanda Deanne Franks (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
University Leadership Roles
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Editorial Positions

Consulting Editor (2015 - ). Social Development

Consulting Editor (2013 - ). Journal of Clinical Psychology

Assoc Editor (2012 - ). Early Education and Development

Consulting Editor (2011 - ). Developmental Psychology

Consulting Editor (2011 - ). Reading Psychology

Consulting Editor (2011 - ). The journal of genetic psychology

Consulting Editor (2010 - ). Early Childhood Research Quarterly


(2017-2017). Outstanding Research Award.  EPSY Dept, TAMU

(2015). TAMU College-Level AFS for Teaching Award. 

(2003). Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. 

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