BiographyI'm a doctoral candidate specializing in conducting multidisciplinary mixed methods research aimed at evaluating and improving educational programming and policies for economically disadvantaged families. I am especially interested in helping promote disadvantaged adults' positive experiences in post-secondary programs and resulting labor-market outcomes, as well as related parenting and family outcomes - including parents' participation in their young children's educational success (parent engagement). I have a background in psychology and teaching at the undergraduate level, and in post-war psychosocial and educational programming for disadvantaged families.
Awards/Honors2012 - American Association for University Women International Doctoral Fellowship
2011 - Open Society Foundations (SOROS) - Doctoral research grant
2003 - Sheikh Fawzi Azar Award for Outstanding Graduate Research
MA, Education and Social Policy
Human Development and Social Policy
|2005||MA in Psychology||American University of Beirut|
|2002||BA in Psychology||American University of Beirut|
Selected PublicationsSabol, T., Sommer, T., Chase-Lansdale, P.L., Brooks-Gunn, J., Yoshikawa, H., King, C., Kathawalla, U., Alamuddin, R.A., Gomez, C., & Ross, E. (2015). Parentsí persistence and certification in a two-generation education and training program. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Alamuddin & Zebian (2010). An exploratory assessment of cultural sensitivity in the practices of Lebanese researchers in the field of psychology: Implications for national development efforts. International Journal of Psychology, 45(5): 381.
Ayyash-Abdo, Alamuddin & Mukallid (2010). School counseling in Lebanon: Past, present, future. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88(1): 13-17.
Zebian, Alamuddin, Maalouf, & Chatila (2007). Developing an appropriate psychology through culturally-sensitive research practices in the Arabic speaking world: A content analysis of psychological research conducted between 1950 and 2004. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38(2): 91-122.
Ayyash-Abdo & Alamuddin (2007). Predictors of subjective well being among college youth in Lebanon. The Journal of Social Psychology, 147(3): 265-284.
Research Interests- The educational pathways of low-income parents with young children
- The development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and workforce development programs
- The effects of two-generation education programs on low-income families
- Parental participation and engagement in preschool and their young children's learning
- Improving anti-poverty policies and programs
- The use of mixed-methods research in program evaluation
Lab AffiliationsThe Foley Center for the Study of Lives
Institute for Policy Research
Human Capital Research Collaborative - Midwest CPC Expansion Project
Graduate Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Psychosocial & Educational Programming Officer/Constulant, International Medical Corps
Adjunct Instructor, American University of Beirut
Adjunct Instructor, Lebanese American University
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