Office#: 622C Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-1239
Other Title: Founder/Director of Project ABC and Project CASL
Primary Emphasis Area: Learning Sciences
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Office Hours
Wednesday     3:30-5pm (or by appointment)
Short Bio
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 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 elected representative of TAMU's Council of Principal Investigators (CPI) and as a member of the CPI executive committee, and as peer reviewer for national and international funding agencies, including NIH and NSF. In 2017, Liew was honored as one of the inaugural Presidential Impact Fellows at Texas A&M University.
Research Interests
Academic adjustment; 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. 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.

2. 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 *

3. 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. *

4. 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 *

5. Main, A., Zhou, Q., Liew, J., & Lee, C. (2016). Prosocial tendencies among Chinese American children in immigrant families: Links to cultural and socio-demographic factors and psychological adjustment. Social Development. DOI: 10.1111/sode.12182 *

6. 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. *

7. Raymond, D., Liew, J., & Hammond, T. A. (2015). A vision for education: Transforming how formal systems are taught within mass lectures using pen technology to create a personalized learning environment. In T. Hammond, S. Valentine, A. Adler, & M. Payton (Eds.), The Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education: Human-Computer Interaction Series (pp. 355-363). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

8. Weber, R. C., Johnson, A., Riccio, C. A., & Liew, J. (2015 Online First View). Balanced bilingualism and executive functioning in children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, xx, xx-xx. DOI 10.1017/S1366728915000553

9. Bench, S. W., Lench, H. C., Liew, J., Miner, K., & Flores, S. A. (2015). Gender gaps in overestimation of math performance. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 72, 536-546. *

10. Diep, C. S., Lu, W., McKyer, E. L. J., Goodson, P., Guidry, J. J., Murano, P. S., & Liew, J. (2015). Influences of fruit and vegetable intake among Asian youth on Texas WIC. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 2(6), 429-437. doi: 10.14485/HBPR.2.6.3

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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 (Current)

Catapult Round 3 - Instructional Coaching & Leadership Endorsement Program (Funded amount $25,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/12/01 - 2018/05/31
Total Funding: 0.

Catapult Round 3 -Improving Literacy Treatment through Biometric Technology (Funded amount $30,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/12/01 - 2018/05/31
Total Funding: 0.
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.
Editorial Positions

Consulting Editor (2013 - ). Journal of Clinical Psychology

Consulting Editor (2011 - ). Developmental Psychology

Assoc Editor (2011 - ). Early Education and Development

Consulting Editor (2011 - ). Reading Psychology

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

Consulting Editor (2010 - ). Early Childhood Research Quarterly


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

(2003). Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. 

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