Caitlin Lombardi

Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, 2013

B.A. with Honors, Psychology and English, The University of Vermont, 2000

Professional Interests:

  • Social policy and child development
  • Child care, parental employment, and early education
  • Economic and parenting supports for low-income families
  • Statistical and methodological procedures for studying human development

Selected Professional Accomplishments:

  • Research Grant, American Educational Research Association, 2017-2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, 2014-2016
  • Dissertation Grant, American Educational Research Association, 2012
  • Annette U. Rickel Dissertation Award, American Psychological Association, 2012
  • Legislative Staffer, United States Senate, 2004-2008

Selected Publications:

  • Casey, B., Lombardi, C.M., Thomson, D., Nguyen, H.N., Paz, M., Theriault, C. & Dearing, E. (in press). Maternal support of early numerical concept learning predicts preschool and first grade math outcomes. Child Development.
  • Lombardi, C.M. & Coley, R.L. (2016). Early maternal employment and children’s academic and behavioral skills in Australia and the United Kingdom. Child Development.
  • Coley, R.L., Lombardi, C.M. & Sims, J. (2015). Timing, extent, and type of child care and Australian children’s long-term development. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107(1), 284-299.
  • Lynch, A.D., Coley, R.L., Sims, J., Lombardi, C.M., & Mahalik, J.R. (2015). Direct and interactive effects of parent, friend, and schoolmate drinking on youth alcohol use trajectories. Psychology and Health, 30(10), 1183-1205.
  • Mahalik, J., Lombardi, C.M., Sims, J., Coley, R.L. & Lynch, A.D. (2015). Gender, male-typicality, and social norms predicting adolescent alcohol intoxication and marijuana use. Social Science & Medicine, 143, 71-80.
  • Coley, R.L. & Lombardi, C.M. (2014). Low-income women’s employment experiences and their health, financial, and family well-being. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(1), 88-97.
  • Lombardi, C.M. & Coley, R.L. (2014). Early maternal employment and children’s school readiness in contemporary families. Developmental Psychology, 50(8), 2071-2084.
  • Coley, R.L. & Lombardi, C.M. (2013). Does maternal employment following childbirth support or inhibit low-income children’s long-term development? Child Development, 84(1), 178-197.
  • Coley, R.L., Lombardi, C.M., Lynch, A.D., Mahalik, J. & Sims, J. (2013). The influence of family-, peer-, and school-level social norms and gender on youth sexual risk behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(1), 91-97.
  • Coley, R.L., Lombardi, C.M., Sims, J. & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2013). Early education and care experiences and cognitive skills development: A comparative perspective between Australian and American children. Family Matters, 93, 36-49.
  • Jaffee, S., Lombardi, C.M. & Coley, R.L. (2013). Using complementary methods to test whether marriage limits men’s antisocial behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 25(1), 65-77.
  • Lombardi, C.M. & Coley, R.L. (2013). Low-income mothers’ employment dynamics and children’s long-term development. Family Relations, 62, 514-528.
  • Mahalik, J., Coley, R.L., Lombardi, C.M., Lynch, A.D., Markowitz, A. & Jaffee, S. (2013). Changes in health risk behaviors for males and females from early adolescence through early adulthood. Health Psychology, 32(6), 685-694.
  • Coley, R.L. & Lombardi, C.M. (2012). Dynamics of early maternal employment in low-income families. In A. Kalil, Haskins & J. Chesters (Eds.), Investing in children: Work, education, and social policy in two rich countries (pp.24-47). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
  • Coley, R.L. & Lombardi, C.M. (2012). Early maternal employment and childhood obesity among economically disadvantaged families in the U.S. Early Child Development and Care, 182(8), 983-998.
  • Lewin-Bizan, S., Lynch, A.D., Fay, K., Schmid, K., McPherran, C., Lerner, J.V., & Lerner, R.M. (2010). Trajectories of positive and negative behaviors from early- to mid-adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(7), 751-763.

Selected Presentations:

  • Casey, B.M., Lombardi, C.M., Pollock, A., Fineman, B., (2016, April). Girls’ first-grade spatial skills and arithmetic decomposition strategy preferences predict fifth-grade math reasoning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • Casey, B.M., Lombardi, C.M., Pollock, A., Fineman, B., Pezaris, E. & Dearing, E. (March, 2015). Girls’ arithmetic strategies in first grade as predictors of fifth grade arithmetic fluency and analytical math reasoning skills. Paper presented at the meetings of the Society for Research on Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lombardi, C.M. & Coley, R.L. (2014, May). Early maternal employment and children’s cognitive and behavioral development: A comparative analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA.
  • Lombardi, C.M. (2014, April). Early maternal employment and children’s school readiness: A cross-country comparative analysis using contemporary birth cohort studies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lombardi, C.M. & Coley, R.L. (2013, November). Early maternal employment and children’s school readiness in contemporary families. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC.
  • Coley, R.L., Carrano, J., Sims, J., Lynch, A., Lombardi, C., & Mahalik, J. (September, 2013). Genetic and environmental risks for patterns of alcohol use from adolescence through early adulthood. Paper presented at the 14th congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Coley, R. L., Lynch, A. D., Sims, J.P., Lombardi, C.M., & Mahalik, J.M. (May, 2013). Family, friend, and school social norms and adolescent alcohol use. Paper presented at the World Conference on Psychology, Counseling, and Guidance, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Coley, R.L., Lynch, A.D., Lombardi, C.M., Sims, J.P., & Mahalik, J.M. (April, 2013). Family, friend, and school social norms and adolescent alcohol use. Paper presented at the meetings of the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.
  • Lombardi, C.M. (2013, April). Maternal employment and children’s readiness to learn: A comparative perspective between Australian and American children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Lombardi, C.M., Coley, R.L. & Sims, J. (2013, April). The long-term implications of early education programs for Australian children. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Lombardi, C.M. (2012, November). Maternal employment and children’s readiness to learn: A comparative perspective between Australian and American children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lombardi, C.M. Coley, R.L. & Sims, J. (2012, November). Timing, extent, and type of child care and Australian children’s long-term development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore, MD.

 

Caitlin Lombardi
Contact Information
Emailcaitlin.lombardi@uconn.edu
Mailing Address348 Mansfield Rd U 1058 Storrs, CT 06269