Amber Gonzalez

Amber Gonzalez

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Brighton Hall 230
(916) 278-6117

Office Hours

Summer 2018
Mondays: By appointment only
Wednesday: By appointment only

Joined Faculty: August 2013

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Dr. Amber M. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University Sacramento (CSUS). Her research examines student perceptions of institutional characteristics and how those perceptions influence academic, professional, and personal outcomes through the P20 educational pipeline.

Courses Taught

  • CHDV 23 - Methods of Observation and Assessment in Child Development
  • CHDV 123 - Qualititative Research Methods in Human Development
  • CHDV 132 - Field World Child Development
  • CHDV 133 - Quantitative Research Methods in HUman Development
  • CHDV 134 - Development of Young Children as Mathematical and Scentific Thinkers
  • CHDV 135 - Crosscultural Child Development
  • CHDV 143 - Mind and Brain in Developmental Context
  • CHDV 150 - Early Literacy Development in First and Second Language (and Practicum)
  • CHDV 154 - Issues in Parenting
  • CHDV 247 - Thoeretical and Applied Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Development
  • CHDV 250 - Research Methods
  • CHDV 290 - Seminar for Culminating Experience

Educational Degrees

Ph.D., Education, Emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development, University of California, Santa Barbara (2012)
M.A., Education, Emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development, University of California, Santa Barbara (2008)
B.S., Child and Adolescent Development and Psychology Minor, California State University, Fullerton (2004)

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • California State University Sacramento, Woman of Influence, 2017
  • California State University Sacramento, Advisor of the year, 2015
  • University of California, Santa Barbara University Service Award, 2011
  • American Educational Research Association, Division J: Postsecondary Education, Emerging Scholar, 2011
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Graduate Student Fellow, 2010
  • American Educational Research Association, Division E: Counseling and Human Development, Emerging Scholar, 2010
  • Ronald E. McNair, Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 2003-2004

Select Publications

Gonzalez, A. M. (2016). Demystifying Graduate School Going Experience and Application Process. Excelencia in Education.

Gottfried, A. E., Nylund-Gibson, K., Gottfried, A. W., Morovati, D. & Gonzalez, A. M. (2016). Trajectories from academic intrinsic motivation to need for cognition and educational attainment. The Journal of Educational Research, 1-11. doi:10.1080/00220671.2016.1171199

Knutson Miller, K. & Gonzalez, A. M. (2016) Challenges and Rewards Associated with Service-Learning in International Contexts: Pre-Service Teacher Outcomes. In Tice, K. & Jagla, V. M. (Ed.), Advances in Service-Learning Research: Educating Teachers and Tomorrow’s Students through Service-Learning Pedagogy. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Knutson Miller, K. & Gonzalez, A. M. (2016). Short-term international internship experiences for future teachers and other child development professionals. Issues in Educational Research, 26(2), 241-259.

Hudley, C., Chhuon, V., Carranza, F., & González, A. (2009). Student motivation in supplemental science programs. Magis, Revista Internacional de Investigación en Educación, 2, 385-398.

Hudley, C., Moschetti, R., Gonzalez, A., Cho S., Barry, L., & Kelly, M. (2009). College freshmen’s perceptions of their high school experiences. Journal of Advanced Academics, 20(3), 438-471.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: February 7, 2018
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