Depatment of Human Services
Office Address: 91 Killian Building Lane, Room 218B
Ph.D., Child and Family Studies, August 2012, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
M.S., Child and Family Studies, December 2008, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
B.A., Spanish and English Language and Literature, June 2000, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, RomaniaResearch Interests:
Narrative methodologies with young children; the power of the early parent and caregiver-child relationship on the young children’s social and emotional competence, and externalizing and internalizing behavior.
Publications and Selected Presentations:
Baumgartner, J. J., DiCarlo, C., & Apavaloaie, L. (2011). Finding more joy in teaching children. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 39(2), 34-38.
Baumgartner, J. J., Carson, R. L., Apavaloaie, L., & Tsouloupas, C. (2009). Uncovering common stressful factors and coping strategies among childcare providers. Child and Youth Care Forum, 38(5), 239-251.
Apavaloaie, L., Marks. L. D., & Page, T. (March 2012). Romanian children’s representations of negative self-conscious emotions Using Narrative Story Stems. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human Development, New Orleans, LA.
Apavaloaie, L., Pierce, H. S., & Page, T. (March 2011). Using the Narrative Story Stem Technique to assess Romanian children’s mental representations of parenting behaviors. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Montreal, Canada.
Apavaloaie, L., Pierce, H. S., & Page, T. (March 2011). Assessing Romanian children’s mental representations of negative emotions using the Narrative Story Stem Technique. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Montreal, Canada.
Jenkins, C., Apavaloaie, L., & Burnett, L. (November 2009). Sociomoral diversity: Effectively teaching character to children from varying family cultures and environments. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.