Directory » JAMILIA BLAKE
706 EDCT
862-8341
Department
Education
Ph.D., School Psychology, The University of Georgia (2007)
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, The University of Georgia (2003)
B.S., Psychology, The University of Georgia (2000)
JAMILIA BLAKE
Professor
Research Interests
Ethnic-minority populations and females
Multivariate analyses
Peer-directed aggression/bullying and peer relations
BIOGRAPHY
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.
COURSES TAUGHT
CPSY601. MULTICULT COUNS IN SCH
2019B,2016B
CPSY603. SCH COUNS GRP INTERVENT
2019B,2018B,2017B,2016B
CPSY683. FIELD PRACTICUM
2019B
CPSY685. Directed Studies
2009A,2008C
CPSY689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2015B,2014B,2013B
EPSY320. CHILD DEV FOR EDCATORS
2012A
EPSY485. DIRECTED STUDIES
2016A,2015C,2014C,2013C,2013A
EPSY485. Drctd Stds: Honors
2009A
EPSY485. Directed Studies
2009B,2009A,2008C,2008A
EPSY491. Research
2008C
EPSY605. EFF CULTR DIV POV CHILD
2018C,2016C,2015C,2015B,2013A
EPSY642. META-ANALY OF BEH RSCH
2013B
EPSY682. SEMINAR IN EPSY
2020C
EPSY689. Special Topics In Effct Cltr/div/pov
2008C
SPSY617. ED IN CHILDREN
2015C,2014C,2013C,2012C
SPSY620. INTER SEM IN PREVENT SCI
2016A,2015C,2015A,2014C,2013C
SPSY628. CONSULTATION THEORY
2015A
SPSY638. SYS CONSULT & PREV SCI
2018C,2016C
SPSY641. CHILD THERAPY
2019A,2018A,2017A,2016A,2015A
SPSY683. FIELD PRACTICUM
2013A,2012C
SPSY683. Field Practicum
2009B,2009A
SPSY683. FIELD EXPER/EXTERN IN SPSY
2020C,2019C,2019A,2018C,2018B
SPSY689. Special Topics In Crisis Interventn
2009B

FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Martin Mendoza (Summer 2020)
Courtney Nicole Lavadia (Summer 2020)
Asha Unni (Summer 2020)
Danielle Marie Smith (Summer 2018)
Rebecca Rose Winters (Summer 2017)
Ryne Andrew Pulido (Summer 2016)
Amanda Joslin Williams (Summer 2016)
Courtney Swisher Banks (Summer 2016)
Jessica Jensen (Summer 2015)
Alicia Darensbourg (Summer 2011)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
Marchbanks, M. P., Blake, J. J., Booth, E. A., Carmichael, D., Seibert, A. [61616], Fabelo, T., & Thompson, M. D (2015). The economic effects of exclusionary discipline on grade retention and high school dropout. In D. Losen (Ed.) Closing the School Discipline Gap: Research to Practice. New York, New York: Teachers[8217] Press.
Journal Articles
*Banks, C. S., Blake, J. J., & Lewis, K. (in press). Collaborating with Parents to Increase Proactive Bystander Messages. Professional School Counseling.
Martin, M., Blake, J. J., Marchbanks, M., & Ragan, K. (in press). Race, gender, disability and risk for juvenile justice contact. The Journal of Special Education.
Smith, D., Ortiz, N., Blake, J. J., Marchbanks, M. P., & Unni, A (in press). Tipping point: Effect of the number of in-school suspensions on academic failure. Contemporary School Psychology.
Marchbanks, M. P., Peguero, A., Varela, K. S., Blake, J. J., & Eason, J. (2018). School Strictness and Disproportionate Minority Contact: Investigating racial and ethnic disparities within the [48]1CSchool-to-Prison Pipeline.[48]1D Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 16, 241-259.
Peguero, A., Varela, K. S., Marchbanks, M. P., Eason, J., & Blake, J. J. (in press). School punishment and education: Racial/ethnic disparities with grade retention and the role of urbanicity. Urban Education
Pulido, R., Banks, C. S., Ragan, K., Pang, D., Blake, J.J., & McKyer, E. L. J. (in press). The impact of peer victimization on physical activity in overweight youth: Exploring racial and ethnic differences. Journal of School Health.
Pulido, R., Banks, C. S., Ragan, K., Pang, D., Blake, J.J., & McKyer, E. L. J. (in press). The impact of peer victimization on physical activity in overweight youth: Exploring racial and ethnic differences. Journal of School Health.
Thamotharan, S. [61616], Hall, S. K., Hahn, H., Blake, J. J., & Fields, S. (2018). Contextualizing gender and acculturative influences on Asian Indian sexual initiation. Sexuality and Culture, 22, 380-390.
Williams, A. J., Banks, C. S., & Blake, J. J. (2018). High school bystanders[48]19 motivations and roles in bias-based bullying. Psychology in the Schools, 55, 1259-1273.
Winters, R. R., Blake, J. J., Chen, S. (in press). Bully victimization among children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A longitudinal examination of behavioral phenotypes. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
5.Blake, J. J., Keith, V. M., Luo, W., Le, H. [61616], & Salter, P. (2017). The role of colorism in explaining African American females[8217] suspension risk. School Psychology Quarterly, 32, 118-130
Curby, T. W., Berke, E., Alfonso, V. C., Blake, J. J., DeMarie, D., DuPaul, G[8230].Subotnik, R. F. (2017). Kindergarten teacher perceptions of kindergarten readiness: The importance of social-emotional skills. Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education, 2, 115-137.
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
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.
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]
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]
Smith, L. V.*, Blake, J. J., Graves, S. L, Vaughan-Jensen, J. E.*, Pulido, R. *, & Banks, C.* (2016). Promoting diversity through program websites: A multicultural content analysis of School Psychology program websites. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 327-339
Benden, M., Zhao, H. Jeffrey, C., Wendel, M., & Blake, J. J. (2014). An activity-permissive learning environment intervention in elementary school students to increase physical activity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11, 9361-9375
Blake, J. J., Kim, E. S., Lund, E.M., Zhou, Q., Kwok, O., & Benz, M. R. (2014). Predictors of bully victimization in children with disabilities: A longitudinal examination with a national dataset. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
*Darensbourg, A. M. & Blake, J. J (2014). A pilot study examining the academic achievement of Black adolescents: The importance of peer and parental influences. Journal of Black Psychology , 40, 191-212.
Hayes, D., Blake, J. J., Darensbourg, A. [61616], & Castillo, L. G. (2014). Examining the academic achievement of Latino adolescents: The role of peer and parental influences. Journal of Early Adolescence.
Smith, L. V., Blake, J. J., & Graves, S. L. (2013). School psychology programs recruitment of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Trainers of School Psychology Forum, 32, 4-23
Blake, J. J., Lund, E. M., *Zhou, Q., Kwok, O., & Benz, M. R. (2012). National prevalence rates of bully victimization among students with disabilities in the United States. School Psychology Quarterly, 27, 210-222
6.Benden, M.E., Blake, J. J., Wendel, M. L., & Huber, J. (2011). The impact of standing-biased classrooms on calorie expenditure in children. American Journal of Public Health, 101 (8), 1433-1436
8.Riccio, C. A., Lockwood, L. H.., & Blake, J. J. (2011). Relation of measures of executive function to aggressive behavior in children. Applied Neuropsychology, 18, 1-10
Blake, J. J., Kim, E. S., McCormick, A. S. & Hayes, D. (2011). The dimensionality of social victimization: A preliminary investigation. School Psychology Quarterly.
D'Esposito*, S. E., Blake, J. J., & Riccio, C. A. (2011). Adolescent's vulnerability to victimization: Interpersonal and intrapersonal predictors. Professional School Counseling, 14, 299-309
Hayes, D., & Blake, J. J. (2011). Predicting parental involvement in urban African American adolescents from a parent's perspective. High School Journal, 94, 154-166
Darensbourg, A., Perez, E., & Blake, J. J. (2010). Overrepresentation of African American students in exclusionary discipline: The role of school-based mental health professionals in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. Journal of African American Males in Education, 1, 196-211.
Gregg, N., Bandalos, D., Coleman, C., Davis, M., Robinson, K., & Blake, J. J. (2008). The validity of a battery of phonemic and orthographic awareness tasks for adults with and without dyslexia and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Remedial and Special Education, 29(3), 175-190.
Meisinger, E.B., Blake, J.J., Lease, A.M., Palardy, G., & Olejnik, S. (2007). Variant and invariant predictors of perceived popularity across majority-white and majority-black classrooms. Journal of School Psychology, 45.
Restrepo, M. A., Schwanenflugel, P. J., Blake, J. J., Pritchett-Neuharth, S., Cramer, S.E., & Ruston, H. P. (2006). Performance on the PPVT-III and the EVT: Applicability of the measures with African American and European American preschool children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 37.
Lease, A.M., & Blake, J.J. (2005). A comparison of majority-race children with and without a minority-race friend. Social Development, 14 (1).
Book Chapters
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
Blake, J. J., Butler, B. R., & Smith, D.(2015). Challenging middle class notions of femininity: The cause for Black females[8217] disproportionate suspension rates. In D. Losen (Ed.) Closing the School Discipline Gap: Research to Practice. New York, New York: Teachers[8217] Press.
Other Publications and Presentations
Curby, T. W., Berke, E., Alfonso, V., Blake, J. J., DeMarie, D., DuPaul, G. J., Flores, R., Hess, R. S., Howard, K. A. S., Lepore, J. C. C., & Subotnik, R. F. (2018). Transition practices into Kindergarten and the barriers teachers encounter, pp. 249-264. In A. J. Mashburn, J. LoCasale-Crouch, & K. C. Pears (Eds.) Kindergarten Transitions and Readiness: Promoting Cognitive, Social Emotional, and Self-Regulatory Development. Springer.
Peguero, A., Marchbanks, M. P., Varela, K. S., Eason, J., & Blake, J. J. (2018). Too strict or too lenient?: Examining the role of school strictness with educational and juvenile justice outcomes. Sociological Spectrum, 1-20.
Vaughan-Jensen, J., Smith, D., Blake, J.J., Keith, V. M. & Willson, V. (in press). Breaking the cycle of child maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: The effects of student gender and caring relationships with teachers. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment & Trauma.
10.Blake, J. J., Butler, B. A. [61616], Lewis, C. L., & Darensbourg, . (2011). Unmasking the inequitable discipline experiences of urban Black girls: Implications for urban stakeholders. Urban Review, 43, 90-106
4.Blake, J.J., Kim, E. , & Lease, A. M. (2011). Exploring the incremental validity of nonverbal social aggression: The utility of peer nominations. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 57, 293-318
Blake, J. J., Lease, A. M., Olejnik, S., & Turner, T. L. (2010). Ethnic differences in parents' attitudes toward girls' use of aggression. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 19, 393-413.
Schwanenflugel, P., Pritchett-Nueharth, S., Blake, J. J., Hamilton, C., & Restrepo, M. A. (2003). Phonological awareness and vocabulary enhancement experiment in preschool literacy. Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 5, 6-13.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Collaborative Research: Social Engagement with Peers and Learning-Related Skills: Examining the Role of the Classroom Context
PI. University of Georgia (State)
2020-07-01 — 2024-06-30
Equity Tool Kit: Developing Measures to Assess Bias in School Discipline Decision- Making
PI. University of Georgia (State)
2020-07-01 — 2024-06-30William T. Grant Foundation (Private);2019-08-05 — 2020-07-31
Catapult #5
PI. TAMU CEHD (State)
2018-11-01 — 2020-05-01
Developing an Integrated Model of School Discipline Decision-Making
PI. Spencer Foundation (Private)
2018-08-01 — 2019-07-31
Project Nurture, Interact, Advocate (NIA): Mothers Engaging in The Education of Their Children - Category 2
Co-PI (). Department of Justice (Federal)
2018-01-01 — 2020-12-31
Developing an Integrated Model of School Discipline Discrimination
PI. Spencer Foundation (Private)
2017-08-01 — 2018-07-31
Strategies for School Improvement and Inclusion in Schools with Demographically Diverse Students
Co-PI (). Kellogg Foundation (Private)
2017-03-01 — 2020-02-28
Strategies for School Improvement and Inclusion in Schools with Demographically Diverse Students
Co-PI (). W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Private)
2017-03-01 — 2020-02-28
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
Doctoral Training Grant to Increase Scholars in Prevention and Implementation Science to Reduce Educational Disparities for Children with Disabilities (Project InSPIRED)
PI. US Department of Education (Federal)
2016-09-01 — 2021-08-31
National Directory of Graduate Faculty Addressing Cultural and Diversity Issues in School Psychology
PI. American Psychological Association (Private)
2015-08-01 — 2016-07-31
Doctoral Training Grant to Increase Scholars in Prevention and Implementation Science to Reduce Educational Disparities for Children with Disabilities (Project InSPIRED)
PI. US Department of Education (Federal)
2015-07-01 — 2020-06-30
School Dress-Code Violation Decisions: Influence of Developmental Status, Race, and Gender (PESCA)
PI. TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research (State)
2014-05-01 — 2015-04-30
Assessing the Role of School Discipline in Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
Co-PI. US Department of Justice (Federal)
2012-09-01 — 2015-08-31
Brazos Partnership for Childhood Obesity Research
Co-PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2012-01-01 — 2014-12-31
Developing a Media Enhanced Bullying Intervention
PI. Society for the Study of School Psychology (Private)
2011-07-01 — 2013-06-30
Dynamic Classroom Environments to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Co-PI. DHHS-PHS-NIH (Federal)
2011-07-01 — 2013-06-30
Evaluation of Dynamic Classrooms to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Co-PI. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Private)
2011-01-15 — 2013-01-15
Risk and Protective Factors of Aggression in African American Youth
PI. Texas A&M University System (State)
2010-09-01 — 2011-08-31
Examining Ethnic Differences in Youth Aggression: The Role of Parental Socialization Practices
PI. Hogg Foundation (Private)
2009-06-01 — 2011-05-31
Fostering Healthy Relationships Project
PI. NASP-Children's Fund, Inc. (Private)
2009-01-15 — 2009-05-22
Examining Peer-directed Aggression and Victimization through the Lens of Gender, Ethnicity, and Community Context
PI. TAMU-Race and Ethic Studies Institute (State)
2008-09-01 — 2009-08-31
Peer-directed Aggression in African American Girls ($4,984.50)
PI. TAMU - CEHD - CPI (State)
2008-05-15 — 2010-05-14
Moderators of Adjustment in Aggressive Preadolescents of Color
PI. TAMU Mexican American/Latino Research Center (State)
2008-05-12 — 2011-05-11

AWARDS
Career Development Award. National Institute of Health's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. (2010)
Early Career Scholar. School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference. (2009)
Junior Faculty of the Year. Trainers of School Psychology and Pearson. (2010)
Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center. Fellow. Texas A&M University. (2008)
Rhonda Talley Distinguished Lecturer Award. Outstanding contribution to Policy and Advocacy, IU-Bloomington. (2015)
EDITORSHIPS
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Black Studies (2017)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of School Psychology (2014)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
APA 16 committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs. Chair. (2014)
Chair. Advisory Council for graduate certifcate in prevention science. (2017)
Chair. American Psychological Association Division 16 Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs. (2014)
Chair and Member of CEHD Faculty Advisory Council. Chair of CEHD faculty advisory council. (2016)
Chair of CEHD Committee. Chair of CEHD Committee to develop University Policies and Procedures for time and effort reporting. (2009)
Chair, Prevention Science Certificate. Chair. (2018)
D16 CEMA Chair. Led the development of the National Directory of Graduate Faculty Addressing Cultural and Diversity Issues in School Psychology: www.d16cema.org. (2016)
Faculty Advisory Council. TAMU. (2015)
Trainers of School Psychologists. Executive Board Member. (2011)