Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 706 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 862-8341
Primary Emphasis Area: School Psychology
Vita: View Document
Web Site: http://pralab.tamu.edu
Office Hours
Wednesday     by appointment
Short Bio
My research interests surround children's peer relations. Specifically, I am interested in exploring peer-directed aggression in ethnic/minority populations and females and the relation between peer-directed aggression and childrens psychological/social adjustment, academic achievement, and familial risk and protective factors. I am also interested in the application of multivariate analytic approaches to clinical and developmental research.
Research Interests
Ethnic-minority populations and females
Multivariate analyses
Peer-directed aggression/bullying and peer relations
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Thamotharan, S., Hall, S. K., Hahn, H., Blake, J. J., & Fields, S. (in press). Contextualizing gender and acculturative influences on Asian Indian sexual initiation. Sexuality and Culture. (In Press)

2. * Curby, T. W., Berke, E., Alfonso, V. C., Blake, J. J., DeMarie, D., DuPaul, G., Subotnik, R. F. (in press). Kindergarten teacher perceptions of kindergarten readiness: The importance of social-emotional skills. Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education. (In Press)

3. Marchbanks, M. P., Peguero, A., Varela, K. S., Blake, J. J, & Eason, J. (in press). School Strictness and Disproportionate Minority Contact: Investigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities with the [48]1CSchool-to-Prison Pipeline.[48]1D Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. * (In Press)

4. Varela, K. S., Peguero, A., Marchbanks, M. P., Eason, J., & Blake, J. J, (in press). School strictness and education: Investigating racial and ethnic educational inequalities associated with being pushed out. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. * (In Press)

5. 5. Blake, J. J., Keith, V. M., Luo, W., Le, H. , & Salter, P. (2017). The role of colorism in explaining African American females’ suspension risk. School Psychology Quarterly, 32, 118-130

6. Blake, J. J., Graves, S. L., Newell, M., & Jimerson, S. (2016). Diversification of School Psychology: Developing an evidence-base from current research and practice. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 305-310

7. Blake, J. J., Smith, D. A.*, Marchbanks, M.P., Wood, S. & Seibert, A. (2016). Does teacher-student racial/ethnic match predict Black students' discipline risk? In R. Skiba, K. Mediratta, & R. Karega (Eds.) Inequality in School Discipline: Research and Practice to Reduce Disparities. Palgrave *

8. Blake, J.J., Gregory, A., James, M.C., & Webb-Hasan, G. (2016). Early Warning Signs: Identifying Opportunities to Disrupt Racial Inequities in School Discipline Through Data-Based Decision Making. School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, 10(3), 289-306.

9. Blake, J. J., *Zhou, Q., Kwok, O., & Benz, M. R. (2016). Predictors of Bullying Behavior, Victimization, and Bully-Victim Risk Among High School Students With Disabilities. Remedial and Special Education, 37, 285-295. [ISI 2015 impact factor: 2.016] *

10. Blake, J. J., Kim, E. S., Lund, E.M., *Zhou, Q., Kwok, O., & Benz, M. R. (2016). Predictors of bully victimization in students with disabilities: A longitudinal examination using a national dataset. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 26, 199-208. doi:10.1177/1044207314539012 [ISI 2015 impact factor: .533] *

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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)

Strategies for School Improvement and Inclusion in Schools with Demographically Diverse Students. (Co-PI)
Kellogg Foundation (Private)
2017/03/01 - 2020/02/28
Total Funding: 1,493,754.

Assessing the Role of Immigration in the Linkage between School Safety, Education, and Juvenile Justice Contact. (Co-PI)
US Department of Justice (Federal)
2017/01/01 - 2019/12/31
Total Funding: 144,175.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Alicia Darensbourg (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Jessica Jensen (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Courtney Swisher Banks (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Ryne Andrew Pulido (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Amanda Joslin Williams (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Rebecca Rose Winters (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Danielle Marie Smith (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2017 - ). Journal of Black Studies

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). Journal of School Psychology


(2015). Rhonda Talley Distinguished Lecturer Award.  Outstanding contribution to Policy and Advocacy, IU-Bloomington

(2010). Career Development Award.  National Institute of Health's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

(2010). Junior Faculty of the Year.  Trainers of School Psychology and Pearson

(2009). Early Career Scholar.  School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference

(2008). Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center.  Fellow. Texas A&M University

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