Faculty Directory

Rebekah Levine Coley

Department Chair, Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology; Professor, Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


Investigator, Centre for Children and Families Over the Lifecourse, University of Queensland, Australia


  • Teixeira, S., Hwang, D., Spielvogel, B., Cole, K., Coley, R.L. (2020).  Participatory Photo Mapping (PPM) to understand youths’ experiences in a public housing neighborhood preparing for redevelopment. Housing Policy Debate. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2020.1741422
  • Coley, R. L., Hawkins, S. S., Ghiani, M., Kruzik, C., & Baum, C. F. (2019). A quasi-experimental evaluation of marijuana policies on youth marijuana use. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 45, 292-303. http://doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2018.1559847
  • Coley, R. L., Kruzik, C. & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2019). Do family investments explain growing socioeconomic disparities in children’s reading, math, and science achievement during school versus summer months? Journal of Educational Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000427
  • Coley, R. L., O’Brien, M., & Spielvogel, B. (2019). Secular trends in adolescent depressive symptoms: Growing disparities between advantaged and disadvantaged schools. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 2087-2098. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-019-01084-1.
  • Coley, R. L., Sims, J., Votruba-Drzal, E., & Thomson, D. (2019). The intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic inequality through school and neighborhood processes. Journal of Children and Poverty, 25, 79-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/10796126.2019.1616165
  • Coley, R. L., Spielvogel, B., & Kull, M. (2019). Concentrated poverty in preschools and children’s cognitive skills: The mediational role of peers and teachers. Journal of School Psychology, 76, 1-16 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2019.05.008
  • Cook, K. D. & Coley, R. L. (2019). Coordination between Head Start and elementary schools to enhance children's kindergarten success. Early Education and Development, 30, 1063-1083. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2019.1656318
  • Lombardi, C. M., Coley, R. L., Sims, J., & Mahalik, J. (2019). Social norms, social connections, and sex differences in adolescent mental and behavioral health. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 91-104. DOI:10.1007/s10826-018-1253-7 
  • Miller, P., Votruba-Drzal, E., & Coley, R. L. (2019). Poverty and academic achievement across the urban to rural landscape: Associations with community resources and stressors. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 5(2), 106-122. DOI: 10.7758/RSF.2019.5.2.06.
  • Sims, J. & Coley, R. L. (2019). Variations in links between educational success and health: Implications for enduring health disparities. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 25(1), 32-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000239
  • Coley, R. L., Sims, J., Dearing, E., & Spielvogel, B. (2018). Locating economic risks for adolescent well-being: Poverty and affluence in families, schools, and neighborhoods. Child Development, 89, 360-369. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12771
  • Coley, R. L., Spielvogel, B. & Sims, J. (2018). Are the benefits of economic resources for socioemotional functioning shared across racial and ethnic groups? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 2503–2520. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0900-z