Stephanie J. Rowley

Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Stephanie J. Rowley, School of Education

Stephanie Rowley studies the development of achievement motivation and academic self-views, particularly as they change across major school transitions and as they relate to race and gender. She also examines predictors of parent socialization and the effects of that socialization on children’s motivation and identity.

Rowley teaches courses in the following program(s):
Combined Program in Education and Psychology


Selected Publications

Aldana, A., Rowley, S., Checkoway, B., & Richards-Schuster, K. (2012).  "Raising racial consciousness: The influence of youth intergroup dialogues on racial-ethnic identity and racism awareness."  Equity & Excellence in Education.

Evans, A., Banerjee, M., Meyer, R., Aldana, A., Foust, M., & Rowley, S. (in press).  "Racial socialization as a mechanism for positive development among African American youth." Child Development Perspectives.

Evans, A., Rowley, S.J., Copping, K., & Kurtz-Costes, B. (2011). "Which group matters? Relating beliefs about the academic abilities of race and sex in-groups and out-groups to the academic self-views of black adolescents."  Self and Identity.10 (2), 263-277.

Matthews, J.S., Kizzie, K.T., Rowley, S.J., & Cortina, K. (2010). "African American boys: Understanding the literacy gap predicting academic trajectories and evaluating learning-related skills." Journal of Educational Psychology. 102, (3),757-771.

Rowley, S.J., Helaire, L. & Banerjee, M. (2010). "Reflecting upon racism:  School involvement as a function of remembered discrimination in African American mothers." Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31 (1) 83-93.

Rowley, S.J., Burchinal, M. Roberts, J., & Zeisel, S. (2008).  "Racial identity and race-related social cognition in African Americans during middle childhood." Developmental Psychology, 44 (6), 1537-1546.

Burchinal, M.R., Roberts, J.E., Rowley, S.J., & Zeisel, S.A. (2008) "Social risk and protective factors for African American children’s academic achievement in the upper elementary school years." Developmental Psychology, 44 (1), 286-292.

Rowley, S.J., Kurtz-Costes, B., Mistry, R., & Feagens, L. (2007). "Social status as a predictor of race and gender stereotypes in late childhood and early adolescence." Social Development, 16 (1), 150-168.

Rowley, S.J., Banerjee, M., Williams, A., Varner, F., & Ross, L.L. (in press). "Toward a model of racial identity and parenting in African Americans." In J. Sullivan (Ed.) African American Racial Identity: A Research Exploration Across Disciplines.

Rowley, S.J., Kurtz-Costes, B., & Cooper, S.M. (2010). "The schooling of African American children." In J. Meece and J. Eccles (eds.) Handbook of Research on Schools, Schooling, and Human Development. Routledge.


Research Affiliations


10/1/2008 - 9/30/2013 IRADS: Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

4/15/2012 - 12/31/2012 Workshop at ICP 2012 Conference
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation


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