Online Publications Team

The online publications team consists of:

Editor, Online Publications

Andrew P. Smiler, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and psychotherapist residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and has had previous faculty appointments at SUNY-Oswego and Wake Forest University. Dr. Smiler’s research on issues of gender roles and adolescent sexuality has resulted in extensive publications aimed at researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and the lay public.

Associate Editors, Online Publications

Elizabeth H. Weybright, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Adolescent Extension Specialist at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at Pennsylvania State University. Her research centers on understanding the relationship between adolescent development and leisure, or free time use, from a prevention perspective. Specifically, she identifies how the leisure context promotes healthy development or contributes to engagement in risk behavior to inform intervention approaches.

Albert J. Ksinan received his M.S. in Psychology from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Family Sciences at University of Kentucky. His research focuses on the development of delinquent behaviors, personality, behavior genetics, and application of new quantitative methods.

Shannon D. Snapp, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at California State University, Monterey Bay. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Boston College and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Arizona. She uses interdisciplinary and mixed- methods research to examine practices and policies that support and hinder underrepresented young people’s well-being, with a focus on the experiences of LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and youth whose identities and experiences intersect. She currently teaches “Social Psychology and Social Justice” and a new course she developed called “How to Love” on the art and science of love and intimacy. In addition to her academic work, Shannon is trained in yoga, reiki, and meditation and enjoys bringing these restorative practices into academia and the broader community.

Emerging Scholar Bloggers (2018-2020)

Matthew Hagler is currently studying clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston with Dr. Jean Rhodes. His research focuses on adult-youth relationships and youth mentoring interventions.

Kendall Johnson is currently studying to obtain her PhD in Social Work at Boston University under the mentorship of Judith Scott (MSW,MPP,PhD). Her research seeks to understand the effects of trauma and community violence, especially homicide, on the Black families’ and communities’ mental health, as well as the supports they utilize in response to traumatic loss and violent events. 

Jenna L. McPherson received her M.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Spring 2017. She is currently working with Dr. Graciela Espinosa-Hernández as she prepares to apply for Ph.D. programs in the fall. Her research interests include romantic relationship initiation.

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