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Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-1239
Other Title: Associate Dean for Research
Primary Emphasis Area: Learning Sciences
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Short Bio
Jeffrey Liew is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. Professor Liew's research expertise is on social-emotional development with an emphasis on emotion, self-regulation, and executive functions. Majority of his research focuses on early childhood, but the body of Professor Liew's research spans early childhood through early adulthood, with much of his work supported by grants from federal agencies and foundations. He actively contributes to his scholarly communities through service and leadership roles, serving as the associate department head for research and faculty development in Educational Psychology, as a 2-term elected representative of TAMU's Council of Principal Investigators (CPI) and as a member of the CPI executive committee for two consecutive terms, and as peer reviewer or standing panel member for national and international funding agencies and grant panels, including NIH and NSF and Hong Kong's Research Grants Council. Liew is Associate Editor for Early Education and Development, Consulting Editor for Child Development, for New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, and for the International Journal of Behavioral Development, as well as co-Editor for the Section on Social Emotional Learning in the forthcoming Routledge Encyclopedia of Education. In 2017, Professor Liew was honored as one of the inaugural President Impact Fellows at his university. In 2018, Liew led the establishment and launch of the Developmental Sciences Ph.D. program at Texas A&M University and also earned the distinction of the Senior Scholar Research Excellence Award in the College of Education and Human Development at his university. In 2020, Liew was appointed Associate Dean for Research to help lead and support the research enterprise in his college.
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
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.
Jeffrey Liew ranked #4 in the nation for highest number of citations; see link below for rankings.
Dr. Liew's Doctoral Graduates and Placements
Jeffrey Liew's former Ph.D. students and their professional positions/affiliations after graduation
University CPI Executive Committee Member
Jeffrey Liew served 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.
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Asian Caucus Faculty Spotlight on Jeffrey Liew's research and his professional journey and development
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Lin, B., Liew, J., Perez, M. (2019). Measurement of self-regulation in early childhood: Relations between laboratory and performance-based measures of effortful control and executive functioning. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 47, 1-8.

2. Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Taylor, Z. E., & Liew, J. (2019). Relations of inhibition and emotion-related parenting to young children[48]19s prosocial and vicariously induced distress behavior. Child Development, 3, 846-858.

3. Zhou, Z., SooHoo, M., Zhou, Q., Perez, M., & Liew, J. (2019). Temperament as risk and protective factors in obesogenic eating: Testing relations between parent temperament, child temperament, and child food preference and eating. The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development, 180, 75-79.

4. Liew, J., Cao, Q., Hughes, J. N., & Deutz, M. H. F. (2018). Academic resilience despite early academic adversity: A three-wave longitudinal study on regulation-related resiliency, interpersonal relationships, and achievement in 1st to 3rd grade. Early Education and Development, 29, 762-779.

5. Cankaya, E., Liew, J., & Feitas C. P. P. (2018). Curiosity and autonomy as factors that promote personal growth in the cross-cultural transition process of international students. Journal of International Students, 8, 1694-1708.

6. Perez, M., Ohrt, T. K., Bruening, A. B., Taylor, A. B., Liew, J., Kroon Van Diest, A. M. W., Ungredda, T. (2018). Measurement equivalence of child feeding and eating measures across gender, ethnicity, and household food security. BMC Obesity, 5, 17. indexed in SCOPUS

7. Liew, J., Carlo, G., Streit, C., Ispa, J. M. (2018). Parenting beliefs and practices in toddlerhood as precursors to self-regulatory, psychosocial, and academic outcomes in early and middle childhood in ethnically diverse low-income families. Social Development, 27, 891-909.

8. Liew, J., Cameron, C. E., & Lockman, J. J. (2018). Parts of the whole: Motor and behavioral skills in self-regulation and schooling outcomes. Early Education and Development, 29, 909-913.

9. 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. *

10. 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. *

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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
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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.
Emily Ann Brewer (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
Brenna Lin (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.
University Leadership Roles
Aggie Allies work to build unity at Texas A&M
Editorial Positions

Consulting Editor (2015 - ). Social Development

Consulting Editor (2013 - ). Journal of Clinical Psychology

Associate 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


(2018). Senior Scholar Research Excellence Award.  College

(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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