Child and Adolescent Development

Roxanne Moschetti

Headshot of Dr. Roxanne Moschetti
Assistant Professor, PhD
Office location:
SQ 280-G


Dr. Moschetti received her Ph.D. and Master's degree at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University, Chico. She began teaching at Cal State Northridge as a lecturer in 2008. In 2011, she joined the tenure-line faculty after completing a developmental psychology postdoctoral fellowship at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany.
Dr. Moschetti’s research focuses on the development and well-being of underrepresented and understudied adolescents and young adults with a specific focus on the transition from high school into college. She is particularly interested in investigating the attitudes, experiences, social support systems, and knowledge among students who are first in their family to attend college, using the lens of social capital theory.

CADV 150—Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development
CADV 350—Applied Cognitive Development
CADV 352—Applied Social Development
CADV 380—Methods of Child and Adolescent Study
CADV 452—Child Advocacy
CADV 460—Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Culture in Development
CADV 470—Advanced Theories and Concepts
CADV 495—Graduate School Skills and Applied Research Training

Selected Publications & Presentations

Moschetti, R. V. & Hudley, C. A. (2010, March). Social capital and academic motivation among white, first-generation, community college students. Poster presented at Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.
Hudley, C. A., Moschetti, R. V., Gonzalez, A. M., Cho, S., Barry, L., & Kelly, M. (2009).
College freshmen’s perceptions of their high school experiences. Journal of Advanced Academics.

Moschetti, R. V. & Hudley, C. A. (2009, June). Understanding the experiences of white, working-class, first-generation community college students. Paper presented at Class Matters: Working Class Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Moschetti, R. V. & Hudley, C. A. (2009, April). Social capital and academic motivation among first generation community college students. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.