Curriculum Vita     

 

Holli Ann Tonyan                                                                          

Department of Psychology á California State University, Northridge                        

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330                                                               

Voice (818) 677-4970

Fax (818) 677-2829

holli.tonyan@ccsun.edu    

http://www.csun.edu/~htonyan/                        

 

 

                                             

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

      Degrees

                      Ph.D.   Education, December 2001

                                    University of California, Los Angeles

                      M.A.   Education, June 2000

                                    University of California, Los Angeles

                      B.A.    Psychology, June 1995

                                    Carleton College, Magna Cum Laude

 

      Relevant Experience and Training

á      Assistant Professor. California State University, Northridge. 2007 to present.

á      Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Monash University (Awarded October 18, 2007)

á      Lecturer. Faculty of Education. Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. 2004 to 2007.

PUBLICATIONS WHILE AT CSUN

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Tonyan, H. A., Nuttall, J. (in press).  Connecting cultural models of home-based care and childmindersŐ career paths: An Eco-cultural analysis.  International Journal of Early Years Education. 

Tonyan, H. A., Mamikonian, A., & Chien, D. (in press).  Do they practice what they preach?  An Ecocultural, multidimensional, group-based examination of the relationship between beliefs and behaviours among child care providers.  Early Child Development and Care.  DOI:10.1080/03004430.2012.759949

Tonyan, H. A. (2013).  All by myself? Independence and coordination during distress episodes.  Infant & Child Development, 22, 133-150. DOI: 10.1002/icd.1772

Manuscripts Under Review

Tonyan, H. A. (under review).  Everyday routines: A window into the cultural organization of family child care.  Journal of early childhood research.

Chapters in Edited Books

Tonyan, H. A., & Auld, G. (in press). What does Ôtransformation of participationŐ mean in a university classroom? Exploring university pedagogy with the tools of sociocultural theory.  In G. Wells & A. Edwards (Eds.), Pedagogy in higher education: A cultural historical approach, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

Fleer, M., Tonyan, H. A., Mantilla, A. C., & Rivalland, C. P. (2009). A cultural-historical analysis of play as an activity setting in early childhood education: Views from research and from teachers. In M. Fleer, M. Hedegaard, & J. Tudge (Eds.), World yearbook of education 2009, Childhood studies and the impact of globalization: Policies and practices at global and local levels. New York and London: Routledge.

Fleer, M., Tonyan, H. A., Mantilla, A. C., & Rivalland, C. P. (2008). Play and learning in Australia. In I. Pramling-Samuelsson & M. Fleer, Play and learning in early childhood settings: International perspectives. New York: Springer.

Technical Reports

Tonyan, H. A. (August, 2009).  Final evaluation report.  FERMAT: Fellows Engaged as Resources in Mathematics to Assist Teachers (FERMAT) program. PI: M. Helena Noronha, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Northridge.

PUBLICATIONS PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT AT CSUN

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Tonyan, H. A. (2006). Considering the social nature of emotions. Every Child, 12, 9.

Tonyan, H. A. (2006). Using functionalist and sociocultural theories to examine coregulation of distress in mother-child interaction. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 9, 105-114.

Tonyan, H. A. (2005). Coregulating distress: Mother-child interactions around childrenŐs distress from 14 to 24 months. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29, 433–444.

Tonyan, H. A., & Howes, C. (2003). Exploring patterns in time children spend in a variety of child care activities: Associations with quality of care, ethnicity, and gender. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 18, 121-142.

Chapters in Edited Books

Howes, C., & Tonyan, H. A. (2000). Links between adult and peer relationships across four developmental periods. In K. A. Kerns & A. M. Neal-Barnett (Eds.), Examining associations between parent-child and peer relationships (pp. 85-113). NY: Greenwood/Praeger.

Howes, C., & Tonyan, H. A. (1999). Peer relations. In L. Balter & C. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Child psychology: A handbook of contemporary issues (pp.143-157). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Technical Reports

Cheeseborough, L., Alkin, M. C., & Tonyan, H. A. (2001). Perceptions of fellowsŐ participation in the Career-Based Outreach Program. Outreach Evaluation Occasional Report Series, No. 1. Graduate School of Education and Information Studies: Los Angeles.

Tonyan, H. A. (2001). Understanding training in Career-Based Outreach Program. Outreach Evaluation Occasional Report Series, No. 5. Graduate School of Education and Information Studies: Los Angeles.

Tonyan, H. A., & Eisenberg, N. (2001). Implementing Career-Based Outreach Program in high school sites. Outreach Evaluation Occasional Report Series, No. 7. Graduate School of Education and Information Studies: Los Angeles.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (bold indicates student author)

Tonyan, H. A. (April, 2013).  Understanding Home-Based Care as a Culturally Organized Ecological Niche: Cultural Models and the Organization of Daily Routines.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.  Handout available at http://www.csun.edu/~htonyan/

Tonyan, H. A. (April 2013).  Cultural Models as Mediators of What is Possible in a Day.  In J. Nuttall (Chair), Getting Beyond the Zone of Proximal Development: Further Possibilities for Strengthening Early Childhood Education through Cultural-Historical Analyses.  Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.   http://www.csun.edu/~htonyan/Conference%20Presentations/AERA2013GettingBeyondZPD.html

Chien, D., Tonyan, H. A., Romack, J., & Squier, L. M. (April, 2012). Mothers overweight status and trajectories of their childrenŐs BMI.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Tonyan, H. A., Mamikonian, A., Ayala, L, & Corral, L. (April, 2011).  Do they practice what they preach? Examining the association between child care providersŐ behavior and their beliefs and values.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Corral, L. L., Ayala, I., & Tonyan, H. A. (2011, April).  Motivations and aspirations for family child care providers.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Cabral, P., Tonyan, H. A. (April, 2010). The medical care experience of disabled adolescents and their mothers.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Miranda, B., & Tonyan, H. A. (April, 2009). Examining intracultural variation in initiation and response during play among Mexican-heritage mother-child dyads. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO, USA.

Tonyan, H. A., Willis, M., Miranda, B. (September, 2008). Examining the Long-Term Effects of Child Day Care Participation and Daily Transitions Between Home and Care. Paper presented at the triennial congress of the International Society for Culture and Activity Research, San Diego, CA, USA.

Tonyan, H. A., & Auld, G. (December, 2006). What does Ôtransformation of participationŐ mean in a university classroom? Exploring university pedagogy with the tools of sociocultural theory. Proceedings of the annual conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Tonyan, H. A. (November, 2006). Applying Hill CollinsŐ Black Feminist standpoint on mothering to attachment theory: Insights for Early Childhood Education? Paper presented at the annual conference of Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education.

Tonyan, H. A. (2001). Modeling growth in conflict resolution skills over time among preschool-age children in difficult life circumstances. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

GRANTS

Recipient, 3-units release time, Grant Application Support Program.  Spring 2013.  Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, California State University, Northridge.

Principal Investigator, $4,999, Sustainable Routines: Health Promotion in Family Child Care.  2013-14 CSUN Competition for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.  Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, California State University, Northridge.

Tiered Mentor Scholar. 2012-2013. California State University, Northridge.  CSUN-San Fernando Valley Collective to Reduce Health Disparities (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health Research Infrastructure at Minority Institutions Grant # 1P20MD003938). 

Principal Investigator, $2,250, Understanding early contexts of development through secondary data analysis of the NICHD Study of Child Care and Youth Development Public Use Data Set.  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Summer Research Stipend Competition, California State University, Northridge, July 2011

Principal Investigator, $6,071, Family-Based and Center-Based Child Care Programs as Contexts for Regulating Stress among Toddlers. CSUN Psychology ICR Competition, July, 2009.

Principal Investigator, $2,000, Holistic Analysis of Caregiving Received as Related to Long-Term Socio-emotional and Academic Outcomes in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development Public Use Data Set. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Summer Research Stipend Competition, California State University, Northridge, 2009.

Principal Investigator, $3,500, Holistic Analysis of Caregiving Received as Related to Long-Term Socio-emotional and Academic Outcomes in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development Public Use Data Set. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Competition, California State University, Northridge, 2009.

Principal Investigator, 3 units reassigned time. Probationary Faculty Support Program. Spring, California State University, Northridge, 2008.

Principal Investigator, $1,500. Negotiating worlds of childhood: A study of socially mediated transitions between home and child care. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Northridge, 2007.

Principal Investigator, $5,600, Negotiating worlds of childhood: A study of socially mediated transitions between home and child care. Monash University Faculty of Education, 2006.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Glenn Auld), $10,000. Creating spaces for critical reflection: The development of an approach to facilitate critical, guided reflection among students in off-campus learning environments. Enhancing the Monash Experience Grant. Center for Learning and Teaching Studies, Monash University, 2005.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Marilyn Fleer), $6,000. International study of pedagogy and play 0 to 36 months: Australian component. Monash University Faculty of Education, 2005.

Principal Investigator, $6,000. Faculty of Education Small Project Grant. ChildrenŐs early social lives: Exploring the sociocultural contexts of childrenŐs social and emotional development among Mexican-immigrant families in Los Angeles. Monash University Faculty of Education, 2005.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Margarita Azmitia & Olaf Reis), $49,991. A Short-term Longitudinal Study on the Role of Social Support in Underrepresented Minority StudentsŐ Adjustment, Identity, Grades, and Retention in their First Year of College. Research Augmentation Grant from UC All-Campus Consortium Of Research on Diversity (ACCORD), 2002-2003.

Latin American Center Small Grant. Latin American Center, $4,600, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999 – 2000.

COURSES TAUGHT

Psychology, California State University, Northridge, California, USA

á      Developmental Psychology (PSY313)

á      Laboratory in Developmental Psychology (PSY313L)

á      Human Learning in the Formative Years (PSY302)

á      Advanced Inquiry in Research Methods – Grounded Theory & Seminar (PSY485GT/S)

á      Advanced Research Methods – Qualitative & Lab (PSY491/L)

á      Contemporary Problems in Child Psychology (PSY612)

á      The Teaching of Psychology (PSY581)

á      Pre-Professional Development in Psychology (PSY301)

á      Professional Development in Psychology (PSY500)

Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

á      Perspectives on Learning

á      Cultural Studies (Early Childhood)

á      Children with Additional Educational Needs

á      Family Studies

á      Child Development Principles

á      Contexts of Childhood (MasterŐs Level)

Education, California State University, Northridge, California, USA (Adjunct Faculty)

á      Psychological Foundations of Primary Education (Program for Adult Continuing Education)

Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA (Adjunct Faculty)

á      ChildrenŐs Earliest Relationships

á      Social and Emotional Development

SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Elected Member, Research Fellow Selection Committee, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Northridge (Fall, 2012)
Senator, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Northridge (Fall, 2012-Spring, 2014)
Invited Reviewer, OPRE Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children Youth and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.  August, 2011.
Member, Editorial Board. (January, 2008 – present). International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Elected Representative for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to the Academic Technology Committee. California State University, Northridge.  (Fall 2009 to 2012).

Assessment Liaison, California State University, Northridge, Department of Psychology (2009-10)

GE Honors Mentor, California State University, Northridge (2008-2011)

Committee Member. California State University, Northridge

á      Departmental Educational Policy Committee (2007 to 2010)

á      General Experimental Graduate Program Advisory Committee (2008 to present)

á      Psychology Department Diversity Committee (2008 to 2010)

á      Psychology Department Assessment Committee (2008 to 2011)

Guest Editor, Special Section. (March, 2007 – February, 2008). Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education.

Editor. (June, 2005 – March, 2007). Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education.

Elected Campus Representative. (2005). Research Committee and Research Resourcing Sub-Committee. Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Ad Hoc Reviewer

á      Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services
á      Journal of Research in Childhood Education
á      Early Childhood Research Quarterly
á      Child Development
á      Social Development
á      International Journal of Behavioral Development
á      OUTLINES
á      Austrian Science Foundation Granting Agency
á      Journal of Research on Adolescence
á      American Educational Research Association Conference

Postdoctoral Fellow Representative for Psychology Department. University of California, Santa Cruz

Graduate Student Representative. University of California, Los Angeles

AWARDS/HONORS

Post-doctoral Fellowship. 2001 – 2003. University of California, Santa Cruz. Developmental Psychology. Supervisor: Barbara Rogoff. Advisor: Margarita Azmitia. One of four fellows selected from a nation-wide pool of candidates.

Invited Workshop Participant. Links between social worlds of family, peers, and school. International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Lima, Peru. July 9 – July 14, 2001.

Pre-doctoral Trainee. 1999 – 2000. University of California, Los Angeles. One of three trainees selected among all doctoral candidates studying within the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) training site.

Honors in Qualifying Exams. 1999. University of California, Los Angeles. Achieved high results relative to current and past submissions within programs, granted by program-based examiners.

Summer Research Mentorship Program Selectee. Summer, 1999. University of California, Los Angeles. Selected from applicants across all graduate program at the university.

Spencer Research Training Fellow. 1996 – 1999. University of California, Los Angeles. Selected among all applicants to the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

CONSULTING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

Interpersonal and Social Aspects of Emotion Regulation.  November, 2012.  Talk presented to The Help Group, Van Nuys, CA.
Keynote speaker. March, 2006. Sociocultural Approaches to Early Childhood Education. ChildrenŐs Services ÔStepping Out 2Ő Professional Development Conference, Canberra, Australia.
Co-facilitator with J. Nuttall. Exploring sociocultural theory in early childhood settings. October, 2005. Workshop day facilitated for Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.
Using concepts from theories about relationships to guide early childhood practice. October, 2005. Presentation to a New Zealand early childhood study group. Monash University.
Co-presenter with M. Hammer. October, 2005. Using concepts from theories about relationships to help children cope with trauma. Presentation to a New Zealand early childhood study group. Monash University.
Co-presenter with M. Fleer. and J. Nuttall. Creative conversations:  Thinking and teaching through sociocultural theory. May, 2005. Workshop presented to preschool and primary school teachers of the City of Casey.
Social and Emotional Development. June, 2004. Workshop Presented to Supporting Provider Accreditation Now. Crystal Stairs, Inc. Los Angeles, California.
Emotion Regulation: Lessons learned from research that can be helpful for educators of children with special needs. October, 2000. Workshop presented to Los Angeles Unified School District Infant and Preschool Support Services. 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Society for Research in Child Development

International Society for Culture and Activity Research

International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development

American Educational Research Association