Current Research Lab Members

 
  Shannon Audley   click here for CV   Morgan Hall Smith College Northampton, MA 01063 saudley@smith.edu 413-585-3257

Shannon Audley click here for CV
Morgan Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
saudley@smith.edu
413-585-3257

 Sasha Shrouder '19 Education and Child Study and Math Major

Sasha Shrouder '19 Education and Child Study and Math Major

  Kathie Li '20 Psychology and Education Double Major   Kathie is a Junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Education & Child Studies. She has just entered the RCAT lab this fall after taking a course on Child Development in Spring 2017. Kathie is currently working on the narrative analysis project on children’s feelings of earning respect with Yansi Murga. Through Smith, Kathie volunteers with the  SC Museum of Art     and with  Homework House  in Holyoke, MA. Her dog, Max, is featured in the photo.

Kathie Li '20 Psychology and Education Double Major

Kathie is a Junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Education & Child Studies. She has just entered the RCAT lab this fall after taking a course on Child Development in Spring 2017. Kathie is currently working on the narrative analysis project on children’s feelings of earning respect with Yansi Murga. Through Smith, Kathie volunteers with the SC Museum of Art and with Homework House in Holyoke, MA. Her dog, Max, is featured in the photo.

  McKenna Hendrickson '21 Psychology and Education Double Major   McKenna is a sophomore at Smith College, majoring in Psychology and Education. She is from Los Angeles, California, and joined the RCAT lab in the spring of 2018. McKenna loves working with children and is currently employed as a classroom assistant at Smith’s Fort HillPreschool. The above photo is of her dogs, Jack (left) and Stevie (right).

McKenna Hendrickson '21 Psychology and Education Double Major

McKenna is a sophomore at Smith College, majoring in Psychology and Education. She is from Los Angeles, California, and joined the RCAT lab in the spring of 2018. McKenna loves working with children and is currently employed as a classroom assistant at Smith’s Fort HillPreschool. The above photo is of her dogs, Jack (left) and Stevie (right).

 Joy Joseph (AMES) ‘22

Joy Joseph (AMES) ‘22

Shannon Audley, PhD                                                        

Shannon R. Audley, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Child Study at Smith College.  Dr. Audley received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Memphis.  In addition to teaching both undergraduate and MAT students, she is also on the advisory board for the Data Sciences major and Archives concentration. She maintains an active research lab, Respecting Children and Teachers (RCAT), in which she includes undergraduate student collaborators.  Her primary research examines (in)justice in schools, focusing on understanding how youth and their teachers think about, experience, and respond to instances of (in)justice within the school context. An important focus of this work is to understand the forms and functions of (dis)respect in hierarchical and egalitarian relationships in the school setting, including the roles of caring, micro-aggressions, forgiveness, and retaliation  in these experiences of (dis)respect. She also examines how youth position and negotiate their social identities (e.g. gender, ethnicity) in ways that serve as both risk and resiliency factors in their (in)just interactions within schools.  

  Sarah Leandro '19 Psychology and Education and Child Study Double Major   Sarah Leandro is a Junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Education & Child Study. Outside of RCAT, she is the Vice President of the  Smith College Glee Club  and Lamont House, works as a Circulation Assistant at  Young Library , and teaches Red Cross swim lessons. She joined RCAT her sophomore year in order to further explore the complexities of the classroom environment and its impact on students. Sarah is currently working on “Narrative Analysis of Disrespect and Racial Microaggressions,”   a project that investigates student perspectives on (dis)respect and racial microaggressions and their impact on student-teacher relationships.

Sarah Leandro '19 Psychology and Education and Child Study Double Major

Sarah Leandro is a Junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Education & Child Study. Outside of RCAT, she is the Vice President of the Smith College Glee Club and Lamont House, works as a Circulation Assistant at Young Library, and teaches Red Cross swim lessons. She joined RCAT her sophomore year in order to further explore the complexities of the classroom environment and its impact on students. Sarah is currently working on “Narrative Analysis of Disrespect and Racial Microaggressions,” a project that investigates student perspectives on (dis)respect and racial microaggressions and their impact on student-teacher relationships.


  Sarah Vespa '20 (STRIDE) Music Major and Computer Science Minor   Sarah is a music major and possible computer science minor from Jericho, Vermont. She also loves drawing, kayaking, jiu jitsu club, and drinking iced coffee. She joined RCAT in 2017 as part of the STRIDE research program, and liked it so much she decided to stay. Currently, she is working on comparing student and teacher values of respect and disrespect in third grade classrooms as part of the Values Analysis project. After leaving Smith, she is interested in pursuing music education or musical theater.

Sarah Vespa '20 (STRIDE) Music Major and Computer Science Minor

Sarah is a music major and possible computer science minor from Jericho, Vermont. She also loves drawing, kayaking, jiu jitsu club, and drinking iced coffee. She joined RCAT in 2017 as part of the STRIDE research program, and liked it so much she decided to stay. Currently, she is working on comparing student and teacher values of respect and disrespect in third grade classrooms as part of the Values Analysis project. After leaving Smith, she is interested in pursuing music education or musical theater.

 Lauren Tinglin '22

Lauren Tinglin '22

  Joarvi Edwards '20 (STRIDE) Computer Science Major   Born and raised in Massachusetts, Joarvi has always had a passion for math, problem-solving, and reading. The former two lead her to a path pursuing a B.A in Computer Science, but the latter led her to also explore what the humanities and social sciences had to offer. This was how she found her way into the RCAT lab and has been a member every year since.

Joarvi Edwards '20 (STRIDE) Computer Science Major

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Joarvi has always had a passion for math, problem-solving, and reading. The former two lead her to a path pursuing a B.A in Computer Science, but the latter led her to also explore what the humanities and social sciences had to offer. This was how she found her way into the RCAT lab and has been a member every year since.

  Callie Slevin '21 (STRIDE)   Callie is a sophomore from La Crosse, Wisconsin who joined the RCAT research group after taking Child and Adolescent Growth and Development with Professor Audley in the fall of 2017. She is currently conducting values analysis coding on student narratives and teacher interviews. Outside of RCAT, Callie is in the Amherst College Chorus and a Student Academic Advisor in her house.

Callie Slevin '21 (STRIDE)

Callie is a sophomore from La Crosse, Wisconsin who joined the RCAT research group after taking Child and Adolescent Growth and Development with Professor Audley in the fall of 2017. She is currently conducting values analysis coding on student narratives and teacher interviews. Outside of RCAT, Callie is in the Amherst College Chorus and a Student Academic Advisor in her house.

  Yansi Murga '20 English Major and Latin American Studies Minor   Yansi Murga is a Junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Latin American Studies. At Smith, she spends time planning events as the Co-Community Service Representative for the  Latin American Students’ Organization , working at the  Mwangi Cultural Center , and studying with her friends at her favorite study spot. Off campus, she volunteers at  Homework House  in Holyoke, MA. Yansi joined the RCAT lab last semester after taking a course on Child Development and learning about the many ways that schools can have an impact on the lives of students, especially students of color. She is currently working on a narrative analysis project with Kathy Li where they are analyzing the ways that children understand feeling respect and earning respect.

Yansi Murga '20 English Major and Latin American Studies Minor

Yansi Murga is a Junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Latin American Studies. At Smith, she spends time planning events as the Co-Community Service Representative for the Latin American Students’ Organization, working at the Mwangi Cultural Center, and studying with her friends at her favorite study spot. Off campus, she volunteers at Homework House in Holyoke, MA. Yansi joined the RCAT lab last semester after taking a course on Child Development and learning about the many ways that schools can have an impact on the lives of students, especially students of color. She is currently working on a narrative analysis project with Kathy Li where they are analyzing the ways that children understand feeling respect and earning respect.

 Shailee Shaw '20

Shailee Shaw '20


Recent RCAT Lab Members

2018 Graduates

  • Dominique Callahan (Fulbright in Thailand for 2018-2019)

  • Sonja Imahoof (Cutchins School Relief Counselor)

  • Karina Huang (Computer Science MA, Harvard)


2017 Graduates

  • Gabriela Espana ()


2016 Graduates

  • Mary Patterson (MAT, Smith College)

  • Kelcie Grenier (I/O Psychology, PhD, University of North Carolina Charlottesville)

  • Alexandra Singer (Applied Developmental Psychology, MA, Concordia)

  • Michaela Chinn (Fulbright in India for 2017-2018)