José-Michael González

Entered the Program: 2017

Hometown: Santa Inés, Michoacán – México; Modesto, California

Previous Education:

  • M.S., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Arizona, 2016
  • B.A., Child Development, California State University Stanislaus, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Positive youth development
  • Ethnic minority and marginalized youth in developing nations
  • Cross-national and cross-cultural contexts
  • Sibling Coparenting and close relationships related to adolescent and emerging adult adjustment
  • Extension & applied interventions for children and youth programming
  • Program development (Global 4-H)
  • Evaluation and assessment in school and community contexts

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Linda Halgunseth, UConn
  2. Associate Advisor: Alaina Brenick, UConn
  3. Associate Advisor: Nora Wiium, University of Bergen, Norway
  4. Associate Advisor: Radosveta Dimitrova, Stockholm University, Sweden

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research Associate – Center for Applied Research in Human Development, Center for Health Intervention & Prevention (Spring 2017-present)
  • Teaching Assistant – HDFS 2004W: Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies (Spring 2017)