Faculty research areas


Susie D. Lamborn, Ph.D.slamborn@uwm.edu

Dr. Lamborn's research focuses on adolescents and their families, seeking an empirically-based understanding of the normative development of ethnically diverse youth.

Sample publications:
  • Moua, M., & Lamborn, S. (2010). Hmong American adolescents’ perceptions of ethnic socialization practices. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 3, 416-440.
  • Lamborn, S., & Grogh, K. (2009). A four part model of autonomy during emerging adulthood: Linkages to youth adjustment. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33, 5, 393-401.
Chris Lawson, Ph.D.lawson2@uwm.edu

Dr. Lawson’s research examines the development of generalization: How do children use what they have learned in one situation to make sense of new situations? The main goal of this work is to understand which examples and situations are the most likely to support generalization in young learners.

Sample publications:
  • Lawson, C.A., & Fisher, A.V. (2011). It’s in the sample: The effect of sample size on the breadth of inductive generalization. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110, 499-519.
  • Lawson, C.A., & Kalish, C.W. (2009). Sample selection and inductive generalization. Memory & Cognition, 37, 596-607.
Jacqueline Nguyen, Ph.D.nguyen39@uwm.edu

Dr. Nguyen’s research explores the ways individual and familial processes (such as ethnic identity development, acculturation, and parent-child/adolescent interactions) are shaped by cultural contexts, including immigration. She specializes in qualitative research and working with community organizations.

Sample publications:
  • Nguyen, J., & Brown, B. B. (2010). Making meaning, meaning identity: Hmong adolescent perceptions and use of language and style as identity symbols. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20(4), 849-868.
  • Hernandez, M.G., Nguyen, J., Saetermoe, C., & Suarez-Orozco, C. (Eds.) (Anticipated: March 2013). Conducting Research with Immigrant Origin Children, Adolescents, & their Families. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development