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


  • Coley, R.L., & Kull, M. (2016).  Cumulative, timing-specific, and interactive models of residential mobility and children's cognitive and psychosocial skills. Child Development.
  • Coley, R.L., Votruba-Drzal, E., Collins, M., & Cook, K.D. (2016).  Comparing public, private, and informal preschool programs in a national sample of low-income children.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 91-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.11.002 
  • Elliiott, M.C., Leventhal, T., Shuey, E., Lynch, A.D., & Coley, R.L. (2016).  The home and the 'hood:  Associations between housing and neighborhood contexts and adolescent functioning. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 194-206.
  • Kull, M., Coley, R.L., & Lynch, A.D. (2016). The roles of instability and housing in low-income families' residential mobility.  Journal of Family and Economic Issues.  DOI 10.1007/s10834-015-9465-0
  • Votruba-Drzal, E., Miller, P., & Coley, R.L. (2016).  Poverty, urbanicity, and children's development of academic skills. Child Development Perspectives, 10, 3-9. DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12152
  • Coley, R.L., Lombardi, C., & Sims, J. (2015).  Long-term implications of early education and care programs for Australian children.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 284-299.  DOI: 10.1037/a0037456 
  • Coley, R.L., Lynch, A.D., & Kull, M. (2015).  Early exposure to enviromental chaos and children's psysical and mental health.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 32, 94-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.03.001
  • Kull, M. & Coley, R.L. (2015). Early physical health conditions and school readiness skills in a prospective birth cohort of U.S. children.  Social Science & Medicine, 142, 145-153.  DOI: 10.1016.j.socscimed.2015.08.030 
  • Lynch, A.D., Coley, R.L., Sims, J., Lombardi, C.M., & Mahalik, J.R. (2015). Direct and interactive effects of parent, friend, and schoolmate drinking on alcohol use trajectories. Psychology and Health, 30, 1183-1205. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1040017
  • Sims, J., & Coley, R. (2015). Independent contributions of mothers' and fathers' language and literacy practices: Associations with children's kindergarten skills across linguistically diverse households. Early Education and Development. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2016.1091973