Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
About Us
Academic Life
Applying Findings
Biennial Meeting
Research Summaries
Scholar Programs
Teaching Adolesence

2018 Emerging Scholar Events

2018 SRA Biennial Meeting
Emerging Scholar Events


An In-Depth Look at Early Career Funding Success
Thursday, April 12: 10:15am-11:45am
Symphony Ballroom 2 (2nd floor)

This symposium brings together successful awardees and their program officers to provide an in-depth look at the funding process across a multitude of funding mechanisms. This symposium is designed to provide depth of information rather than breadth of information about preparing to apply for pre- and post-doctorate funding. Moderated by Diamond Bravo, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.


  • Kristine Marceau, Assistant Professor, Purdue University
  • Mollie McQuillan, Doctoral Candidate, Northwestern University
  • Vivian Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania


Exploring Diverse Career Paths: Thinking Outside the
(Academic) Box

Friday, April 13: 3:45pm-5:15pm
Symphony Ballroom 2 (2nd floor)

A Ph.D. offers opportunities that go beyond academia, but students have little access to information about diverse career paths. This roundtable discussion will feature panelists who utilize their training in diverse ways in unique settings. The panel includes new professionals as well as senior scholars who have careers in non-profit organizations, research institutes, or are self-employed with a multitude of projects and income streams. Each panelist will briefly describe their career trajectory, discuss the benefits and challenges of pursuing opportunities in their chosen field, and provide a road map for graduate students and early career professionals who are exploring their career options and considering non-academic paths. This interactive session will draw on questions from the audience.


  • Cammy Lehr, Minnesota Project Manager at MN Alliance with Youth
  • Kent Pekel, President and CEO at Search Institute
  • Janis Kupersmidt, Innovation Research & Training
  • Andrew Smiler, consultant, author, therapist, speaker
  • Sara Langworthy, consultant, author, speaker


The Ins and Outs of Publishing: A Conversation with the Editors
Saturday, April 14: 10:15am-11:45am
Symphony Ballroom 2 (2nd floor)

Want advice on the submission, review, and publication process of journals focused on adolescence? Not sure which journal to submit your paper? Want to know how to increase your chances of getting your research published? During this workshop, emerging scholars will have the opportunity to dialogue with experienced decision-makers in the publishing process. A diverse panel of editors from multiple publication outlets pertinent to adolescent development will share insider tips and tricks about publishing in their particular journal, general tips for empirical writing more broadly, common pitfalls, and how to address reviewer comments. Each representative will discuss the aims and scope of the journal and what they are looking for in submissions. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion from emerging scholars.

This roundtable is associated with a special section of the Journal of Research on Adolescence on neuroimaging and risk and resilience. The roundtable will allow for a discussion of papers and themes presented in the special section as well general methods for integrating neuroscience into developmental research.


  • Noel Card, Editor, Journal of Research on Adolescence
  • Nancy Deutch, Editor, Journal of Adolescent Research
  • Moin Syed, Editor, Emerging Adulthood
  • Charles E. Irwin, Jr., Editor, Journal of Adolescent Health
  • Alexander Vazsonyi, Editor, Journal of Early Adolescence
  • Nancy Darling, Editor, Journal of Adolescence

Poster Funding Opportunities with
U.S. Government Agencies and Foundations

Posters will be on display throughout the biennial meeting in the
Exhibit Hall (Marquette Ballroom, 2nd floor).

Representatives will be at their posters on
Thursday, April 12: 1:15pm-2:15pm

to meet with attendees and answer questions about funding opportunities.


  • Kimberly Dumont, William T. Grant Foundation
  • Simon Sommer, Jacobs Foundation
  • Emily Doolittle, Institute of Education Sciences
  • Aria Crump, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Prevention Branch

Emerging Scholars Lounge
located in Conrad D on the 2nd floor

In SRA, “Emerging Scholars” are undergraduate students, graduate students, and new professionals–that is, people who are commencing their careers as researchers in adolescence. All emerging scholars are invited to enjoy the Emerging Scholars Lounge. In addition, the Lounge will be open as a place for casual networking, hanging out, meeting new friends, practicing presentations, and storing posters.

Emerging Scholars Lounge Hours:
Thursday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Emerging Scholars Lounge Events

Network and Nosh, presented by the Emerging Scholars Committee
Thursday, April 12: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Conrad D (2nd floor)

Want to meet other emerging scholars doing research in your area? Looking for expertise in a related research area for a specific project, but don’t know anyone who does that type of research? This fun social event lets you do both! Come meet fellow SRA students and new professionals in a collaborative “speed dating” format. We’ll provide semi-structured networking and snacks, and will be raffling off two SRA memberships.


Stats Hour: Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data with Group Iterative Multiple Model Estimation (GIMME)
Friday, April 13: 10:15am-11:15am
Conrad D (2nd floor)

Development is about time, and a key way to understand the developmental processes underlying adolescence is to study the interplay among biopsychosocial factors at short time scales using intensive longitudinal methods. These methods include functional magnetic resonance imaging, daily diaries with 30+ entries, coded observations, ecological momentary assessment, and physiological measurement. Intensive longitudinal data are increasingly being collected by developmentalists owing to rapid advancements in technology, and they have spawned interest and innovation in the statistical approaches required to analyze them. In this workshop, Dr. Adriene Beltz will present one such approach: Group Iterative Multiple Model Estimation (GIMME). GIMME is a person-specific temporal network analysis approach. It creates data-driven maps that show the direction of prediction among variables, and whether that prediction is concurrent or lagged in time and pertains to an entire sample or just to some individuals within it. Dr. Beltz will provide a conceptual introduction to GIMME, and then walk through a practical application, including data collection and preparation as well as GIMME analysis in R.


Habits of Highly Effective Junior Faculty/Advancing Career Faculty Panel
Friday, April 13: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Conrad D (2nd floor)

In the increasingly competitive job market, faculty development and success has become a topic of considerable interest. Newly-minted PhDs who are hired into tenure-track positions are referred to as “junior faculty.” The first few junior faculty years are critically important for setting the foundation for the inevitable tenure review, yet they present a unique challenge as individuals are charged with balancing the demands of teaching, scholarship, and service. Although written guides provide generic advice to help junior faculty, the most useful advice comes from faculty within the same discipline who have excelled in this process. The SRA Emerging Scholars Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Eva Telzer (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC – Chapel Hill), Dr. Lindsay Squeglia (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina), Dr. Russ Toomey (Associate Professor, Department of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona), Dr. Sarah Coyne (Associate Professor, Department of Family Life, Brigham Young University), and Dr. Silvia Koller (Full Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul) will draw from their remarkable experiences and successes to share with SRA scholars unique tips and tricks to becoming highly effective junior faculty. Further, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the panel and ask questions during a Q&A portion.


  • Eva Telzer, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC – Chapel Hill
  • Lindsay Squeglia, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Russ Toomey, Associate Professor, Department of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona
  • Sarah Coyne, Associate Professor, Department of Family Life, Brigham Young University
Font Resize