Yen To, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Research

Research Interests

Dr. To’s research revolves around the investigation of socio-cultural influences on academic achievement and learning. Specifically, core interest resides in examining the influence of the school environment and family variables on students’ learning and achievement particularly within the mathematics domain. She is also interested in examining how individual characteristics such as cognitive capabilities/disabilities (i.e., ADHD), personality, and perceptions influence academic motivation, self-regulation, and learning. Another research interest relates using longitudinal approaches to explore the affect various health factors (e.g., health behaviors, nutrition, and physical activity) have on educational outcomes.

  

 Recent Publications

To, Y. M., & Burley, H. (2012). Principles for the analysis of large complex secondary databases in educational settings. In H. Burley (Ed.). Cases on Institutional Research Systems (pp. 132-145). Hersey, PA: IGI-Global. ISBN: 978-1-60960-857-6http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/principles-analysis-large-complex-secondary/60844 

Barnard-Brak, L., To, Y. M., & Fearon, D. (2011). Protopathic stimulant use among children with symptoms of ADHD. ADHD: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 3(3), 245-251.

Barnard-Brak, L., To, Y. M., Davis, T. N., & Thomson, D. (2011). Father residency and symptoms of ADHD: Adult male involvement as a mediator. Early Child Development and Care, 181(5), 649-663. doi: 10.1080/03004431003725386

Barnard, L., Stevens, T., To, Y. M., Lan, W. Y., & Mulsow, M. (2010). The importance of ADHD subtype classification for educational applications of DSM-V. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(6), 573-583. doi:10.1177/1087054708326433

 Stevens, T., Barnard-Brak, L., & To, Y. (2009). Television viewing and symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity across time. Journal of Early Intervention, 31(3), 215-226. doi:10.1177/1053815109338562

 Barnard-Brak, L., & To, Y. M. (2009). Examining parental nonresponse to stimulant treatment questions according to ethnicity. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 19(3), 301-304.doi:10.1089/cap.2008.0150

 Barnard, L., Lan, W. Y., To, Y. M., Parton, V. O., & Lai, S. (2009). Measuring self-regulation in online and blended learning environments. The Internet and Higher Education, 12, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2008.10.005

Stevens, T., Barnard, L., & To, Y. M. (2009, January 26). The association between television viewing and achievement: The impact of optimal viewing across time. Teachers College Record, ID Number: 15498. Retrieved January 29, 2009, fromhttp://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=15498

Recent Conference Presentations

To, Y. M., Stevens, T., Lan, W. Y., Hansel, B. E., & Barnard-Brak, L. (2011, April). It’s a Boy! Father involvement and early cognitive development in sons versus daughters. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

 Mandracchia, J. T., Shaw, L. B., To, Y. M., & Morgan, R. D. (2010, August). Attitudes toward criminal justice issues by race, gender, and education. Paper accepted for poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), San Diego, CA.

 To, Y. M., Barnard, L., Lan, W. Y., Paton, V. O., & Lai, S. (2009, April). Measuring self-regulation in online and blended learning environments. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

 Stevens, T., Barnard, L. & To, Y. M. (2009, April). The association between television viewing and achievement: The impact of optimal viewing across time. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

 Barnard, L., Stevens, T., To, Y. M., Lan, W. Y., & Mulsow, M. (2009, April). The importance of acknowledging subtype symptoms in children with ADHD. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

 Stevens, T., Lochbaum, M., To, Y. M., & Stevenson, S. (2009, February). Dissection of school lunchrooms: A self- determination theory perspective. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), San Antonio, TX.

 To, Y. M. (2009, February). The development of children’s academic goal orientations: A multilevel analysis. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), San Antonio, TX.

 Stevens, T., To, Y. M., Stevenson, S., & Lochbaum, M. (2009, February). Physical activity v. physical education: The impact on academic achievement. Paper accepted for paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), San Antonio, TX.

Professional Experience and Affiliations
2006 - present              American Psychological Association

2006 - present              American Educational Research Association

2007 – 2009                American Psychological Association, Reviewer for Conference Proposals

2008 - present              Journal of Non-significant Results in Education, Managing Editor

2008 - present              Journal of School Health:  American School Health Association, Reviewer