Dr. Leslie Echols
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
- PhD, 2013, University of California - Los Angeles
- MS, 2004, City University of New York
- BS, 2000, Brigham Young University
- Educational psychology
- Social/cognitive development
- Research methods and statistics
- Stats Camp summer instructor for social network analysis (2013 - present)
- Postdoctoral researcher, UCLA Department of Education (2013 - 2014)
- Part-time faculty, California State University - Northridge, Department of Child & Adolescent Development (2011 - 2014)
Research and professional interests
- Peer relations in the school context
- Evolutionary psychology
- Targeted (peer-to-peer) intervention approaches for peer victimization
- Statistics and measurement
Awards and honors
Grants, awards and honors
- American Psychological Association Division 15 (Educational Psychology) Early Career Grant (2013)
- Judge Julian Beck Learning-Centered Instructional Projects Grant (2013)
- UCLA Department of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award (2013)
- Echols, L. (2014). Social Consequences of Academic Teaming in Middle School: The Influence of Shared Course Taking on Peer Victimization. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication.
- Echols, L., Solomon, B. J., & Graham, S. (2014). Same Spaces, Different Races: What Can Cafeteria Seating Patterns Tell Us About Intergroup Relations in Middle School? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication.
- Echols, L., & Graham, S. (2013). Birds of a Different Feather: How Do Cross-Ethnic Friends Flock Together? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 59,461-488.