COLLEEN KIRKWOOD VESELY

2014 West Building, MSN 4C2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030

Telephone: (703) 993-5346

Email: cvesely@gmu.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.   2011    University of Maryland, College Park, MD                                                              

                        Family Science with a certificate in Population Studies

Dissertation: Learning How to Navigate U.S. Society with Young Children: Experiences of Immigrant Parents Utilizing Early Childhood Education Settings

 

M.A.    2006    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

                        Human Development and Family Studies

                        Thesis: Parental Ethnotheories of Father Involvement: Ideas and Practices

 

B.S.      1999    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO                                                 

                        Human Development and Family Studies, Cum Laude

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

George Mason University, College of Education and Human Development                                                                                          

2018- present              Associate Professor

 

2011- 2018                   Assistant Professor, tenure-track

Early Childhood Education (since August 2011)

Human Development and Family Science (since program inception in Spring 2013)

 

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles[1]

 (published or in-press)

Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R.D., & Letiecq, B.L. (in press). Parenting across two worlds: Low-income Latina immigrants’ aAdaptation to motherhood in the U.S. Journal of Family Issues.

Vesely, C.K., Brown, E.L., & Mehta, S.* (2017). Developing cultural humility through experiential learning: How home visits transform early childhood pre-service educators; attitudes for diverse family engagement. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 38, 242-258. doi: 10.1080/10901027.2017.1345805.

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., & Goodman, R.D. (2017). Immigrant family resilience in context: Using a Community-based approach to build a new conceptual model. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 9, 93-110. doi10.1111/jftr.12177.

 

Goodman, R.D., Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., & Cleaveland, C.L. (2017). Trauma and resilience among refugee and undocumented immigrant women.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 95, 309-321. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12145.

 

Brown, E. L., Vesely, C. K., Mahatmya, D., & Visconti, K. (2017). Emotions matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions. Early Child Development and Care. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2017.1286336.

 

Brown, E. L., Mahatmya, D., & Vesely, C.K. (2016). Family and school influences on the behavioral and academic competence of low-income children of color. Journal of Children and Poverty, 22. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10796126.2016.1148673.

 

Brown, E. L., Vesely, C.K., & Dallman, L.* (2016). Unpacking biases: Developing cultural humility in early childhood and elementary teacher candidates. The Teacher Educators’ Journal, 9, 75-96.

 

Speirs, K.E., Vesely, C.K., & Roy, K.M. (2015).  Choosing care? Stability and instability in low-income mothers’ child care arrangements. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 147-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.03.026

 

Halgunseth, L.C., Vesely, C.K., & Catlett, C. (2015). Resources within reason. Young Exceptional Children, 18, 48. doi: 10.1177/1096250615586030.

 

Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R.D., Ewaida, M.*, & Kearney, K.B.* (2014). A better life? Immigrant mothers’ experiences building economic security. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. doi 10.1007/s10834-014-9422-3.

 

Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R.D., & Scurlock, S.* (2014). Turning points and transitions: The role of family in women’s immigration experiences. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 5, 308-331.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs.veselyc.522014

 

Garner, P.W., Mahatmya, D., Brown, E.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2014). Promoting desirable outcomes among culturally and ethnically diverse children in social emotional learning programs: A multilevel heuristic model. Educational Psychology Review, 26, 165-189. doi: 10.1007/s10648-014-9253-7.

 

Vesely, C.K., Ewaida, M.*, & Anderson, E.A. (2014). Cultural competence of parenting education programs used by Latino families: A review. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36, 27-47. doi: 10.1177/0739986313510694.

Vesely, C.K., Brown, E.L., & Mahatmya, D. (2013). It takes two: Sensitive caregiving across contexts and children’s social, emotional, and academic outcomes. Special Issue: Early Education and Development, 24, 960-978. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2013.825185.

 

Vesely, C.K., Ewaida, M.*, & Kearney, K.B.* (2013). Capitalizing on early childhood education (ECE): Low-income immigrant mothers’ use of ECE to build human, social, and navigational capital. Early Education & Development, 24, 744-765. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2012.725382

 

Vesely, C.K. (2013). Low-income African and Latina immigrant mothers’ selection of early childhood care and education (ECCE): Considering the complexity of cultural and structural influences. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 470-486. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.02.001.

 

Hofferth, S.L., Pleck, J., & Vesely, C.K. (2012). The transmission of parenting from fathers to sons. Parenting: Science and Practice, 12(4), 282-305. doi: 10.1080/15295192.2012.709153.

 

Vesely, C.K., & Ginsberg, M.R. (2011). Strategies and practices for working with immigrant families in early education programs. Young Children, 84-89.

 

Roy, K., Vesely, C.K., Fitzgerald, M., & Buckmiller Jones, N. (2010). Young fathers at work: The influence of parental closeness and contact. Research in Human Development, 7(2), 123-139. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15427609.2010.481537.

 

Vesely, C.K. & Anderson, E.A. (2009). Child care and development fund: A policy analysis. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 36(1), 39-59.

 

Book-length Monographs and Reports

 

Vesely, C.K., & Ginsberg, M.R. (2011). Exploration of the status of services for immigrant families in early childhood education programs. Washington, DC: NAEYC.

 

Book Chapters

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., Goodman, R.D., Marquez, M.*, Lazo, W.*, & Martinez, R.* (in press).  What does this mean to you?: Collaborative data analysis in partnership with Amigas de la Comunidad.  In Eds. A. Humble and E. Radina (Eds.), How Qualitative Data Analysis HappensMoving Beyond “Themes Emerged”. Taylor & Francis.

 

Speirs, K.E., Vesely, C.K., & Roy, K. (in press).  Lost in the data: Strategies for analyzing large-scale collaboratively-collected qualitative datasets. In Eds. A. Humble and E. Radina (Eds.), How Qualitative Data Analysis HappensMoving Beyond “Themes Emerged”. Taylor & Francis.

 

Goodman, R.D., Vesely, C.K., & Letiecq, B.L. (2018). Counseling refugees. In J. Webber & J.B. Mascari (Eds.), Disaster Mental Health Counseling: A Guide to Preparing and Responding (4th ed.).  Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Foundation.

 

Goodman, R.D., Letiecq, B.L. Vesely, C.K., Marquez, M., & Leyva, K. (2017). Community practice with immigrants and refugees.  In A. Hilado & M. Lundy (Eds.), Models for Practice with Immigrants and Refugees (pp. 204-225). New York, NY: SAGE.

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., & Ewaida, M.* (2016). Immigrant families in the United States. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. 1–8. doi: 10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs263 **

 

Vesely, C.K., Ewaida, M.*, & Kearney, K.B.* (2012). Two sides of the Potomac: A qualitative exploration of immigrant families’ health care experiences in Virginia and Washington, DC. Research in the Sociology of Health Care, 30, 85-112.

 

Roy, K. & Vesely, C.K. (2009). Caring for “the family’s child”: Social capital utilization in kin networks of young low-income African American fathers. In R. Coles & C. Green (Eds.), The Myth of the Missing Black Father. New York: Columbia University Press.

 

Other Scholarly Publications

 

Forry, N., Tout, K., Rothenberg, L., Daneri, P., Sandstrom, H., & Vesely, C.K. (2013). Child care decision making literature review brief. OPRE Research Brief. Washington, DC: Child Trends.

 

Vesely, C.K., & Ginsberg, M.R. (September, 2009). Early childhood development as a means to integration and social inclusion of immigrant families in new host societies. National Council on Family Relations Report, FF43, F31-F32.

 

Roy, K., Vesely, C.K., Buckmiller, N., & Fitzgerald, M. (March, 2008). An "Odyssey" for disconnected young men: The transition to adulthood as an intergenerational project.  National Council on Family Relations Report, 53(1), F15-F19.

 

Manuscripts-  Revise/ Resubmit & Review

 

Vesely, C. K., Brown, E. L., & Mehta, S.* (in review).  Beyond bucks, burnout, and bad knees: Considering the complexity of preschool teachers' well-being. 

 

 

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS[2]

 

Funded Grants and Research Awards

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., & Goodman, R.D. (2016). Amigas de la Comunidad: Promoting the health and well-being of Alexandria’s immigrant families. Bruhn Morris Family Foundation, $54,412. Role: Co-PI

 

Williams, J., Letiecq, B.L., & Goodman, R.D. (2016). African American children, youth, and their families in Alexandria, VA:  Documenting community strengths, resources, and unmet needs. Bruhn Morris Family Foundation, $72,180.  Role: Advisor.

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., DeMulder, E., Stribling, S., & Ginsberg, M.R. (2014). Early childhood care and education for vulnerable families in Alexandria: Building strategic partnerships through community-engaged research. Bruhn Morris Family Foundation, $62,988Role: Co-PI

 

Brown, E.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2013).   Early childhood educators’ emotional labor and well-being. Center for the Advancement of Well-being, George Mason University, $32,083Role: Co-PI

 

Vesely, C.K., & Brown, E.L. (2013). Early childhood educators’ emotional labor and well-being. Seed grant.  College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, $3,000.  Role: Co-PI

 

Vesely, C.K. (2013).  Role of early childhood educators’ well-being in sensitive interactions with young children and their families.  Summer Research Funding, George Mason University,  $2,500.  Role: PI

 

Vesely, C.K. (2012). Longview Global Education for Teachers Collaborative Scholar. George Mason University and American University. $250. Role: Consultant ***

 

Ginsberg, M.R. (2012).  Exploring intergenerational trauma among refugees and their young children. Bernard van Leer Foundation. $25,543.  Role: Co-investigator

 

Vesely, C.K., Roy, K., & Hofferth, S. (2010).  Child care decision-making, subsidy use, and the development of economic self-sufficiency among immigrant parents of young . U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning Research and Evaluation Child Care Research Scholars Dissertation Grant. $29,708.  Role: PI    

 

Vesely, C.K. (2010).  Jewell L. Taylor National Graduate Fellowship.  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. $5,000. Role: PI.

Vesely, C.K. (2008).  Jewell L. Taylor National Graduate Fellowship.  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. $5,000. Role: PI.

 

Grants & Fellowships Submitted (submitted/unfunded)

 

Goodman, R.D., Letiecq, B.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2017). Innovative methods for community data analysis with undocumented Latina immigrants. CEHD Seed Grant. Requested: $10,000. Role: Co-PI.

 

Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R. D., & DeMulder, E.  (2016). Developing Trauma-informed Care Practices in Partnership with Alexandria’s Early Childhood Education Professionals and Immigrant Families. Bruhn Morris Family Foundation.   Requested: $79,168. Role: Co-PI. 

 

Vesely, C.K. (2016). Building trauma-informed ECE practices in partnership with ECE professionals and immigrant families using a CBPR approach. Foundation for Child Development, Young Scholars Program (Letter of Interest submitted). $225,000. Role: PI.

 

Vesely, C.K. (2015). A community-based participatory research approach to understanding and building resilience among recently resettled refugee families and communities.  Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program (Jr. Scholar Nominee from George Mason University, Finalist). $200,000.  Role: PI

 

Letiecq, B.L., Pollack, A.Z., Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R.D., & Witte, J.C. (2015). Social and environmental factors influencing Latina immigrant family health and wellbeing: A multidisciplinary CBPR approach. Provost Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives. $49,977.  Role: Co-Director

 

Gallo, S., Letiecq, B., & Vesely, C.K. (2015). Empowering parents and providers to implement nutrition and physical activity policies in the child care setting: A feasibility study for a cluster based intervention  among child care programs serving low-income families. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: New connection grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research Program. $100,000. Role: Co-I.

 

Letiecq, B.L. (2013). Strategies for advancing the discipline of family science: Using a community-based participatory research approach to innovate. National Council on Family Relations.  $10,000.  Role: Co-investigator.

 

Vesely, C.K. (2011). Early childhood environments of low-income African immigrant families during the transition to Kindergarten.  Foundation for Child Development, Young Scholars Program. $150,000. Role: PI.

                                   

Media Quotations

 

April 2017   Connections Newspapers “Long-term Benefits of Summer Camps” http://www.arlingtonconnection.com/news/2017/apr/18/long-term-benefits-summer-camp/

 

 

October 2016   Connections Newspapers “Discussing the Election with Children”

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/oct/21/discussing-election-children/

 

March 2014     Connections Newspapers “Creating a Harmonious Family Life” http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/mar/05/creating-harmonious-family-life/

 

PRESENTATIONS[3]

 

National and International Presentations

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq., B.L., & Goodman, R.D. (2018, February). Research partnerships in early care and education.  Panel discussion at the Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Consortium annual meeting.  Washington, DC.+

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq., B.L., Goodman, R.D., Marquez, M.,  Cabrera, M., & Amigas de la Comunidad. (2018, February). What does this mean to you? Collaborative data analysis in partnership with Amigas de la Comunidad. .  In S. Barrueco & M. Lopez, Culturally grounded methods to advance an equity lens in early childhood care and education research.  Paper symposium at the Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Consortium annual meeting.  Washington, DC.**,+

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., Moron, L.*, Goodman, R.D., Marquez, M.*, & Shah, P.* (2017, November). Living with strangers: Overcrowded housing among immigrant families. Paper presented at NCFR Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., Goodman, R.D., Marquez, M., & Leyva, K. (2016, November). Partnering with undocumented immigrant families for health and justice. Paper presented at NCFR Annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.**

 

Moron, L.*, Letiecq, B., Vesely, C.K., & Goodman, R. (2016, November). Undocumented and vulnerable: Central American immigrant mothers’ well-being. Poster presented at NCFR Annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.**

 

Mehta, S.*, Vesely, C.K., Brown, E.L., & McCarthy, J. (2016, July). Uncovering biases: How home visits transform early childhood pre-service educators’ attitudes for diverse family engagement. Poster presented at the Administration for Children and Families National Research Conference on Early Childhood.  Washington, DC.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., DeMulder, E., Goodman, R.D., & Dallman, L.* (2016, July). Using a Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to understand within-group differences of ECCE access among low-income Central American immigrant families.  In C.K. Vesely, J. Smith  Mendez, & M. Lopez, Access and Utilization of Early Care and Education among Latino Families: Exploring Across- and Within-group Diversity.  Poster symposium at the Administration for Children and Families National Research Conference on Early Childhood.  Washington, DC.**, ++

 

Vesely, C.K., Morland, L., & Rivera, A. (2016, June). Culturally-responsive and community-based research. Round table presented at the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-sufficiency. Washington, DC.+

 

Brown, E.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2016, April). Early childhood educators’ emotional labor and well-being. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.**

 

Goodman, R. D., Letiecq, B. L., & Vesely, C. K. (2016, March). Using CBPR with refugee and immigrant women: Trauma, stress and resilience. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Meeting. Montréal, Canada.**

 

Goodman, R. D., Vesely, C. K., & Letiecq, B. (2016, March). Critical resistance and resilience among refugee and immigrant women: Buffering institutional betrayal trauma. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Meeting. Montréal, Canada.+

 

Vesely, C.K., & Brown, E.L. (2015, December). Head Start teachers’ comprehensive well-being. Paper presented at the Child Care and Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.**, +

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., & Goodman, R.D. (2015, November). Trauma, stress, and resilience among immigrant, refugee, and asylee families: Using a CBPR approach to build a new conceptual framework.  Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop.  Vancouver, Canada.**

 

Brown, E. L., Vesely, C.K., & Mahatmya, D. (2015, November). Early childhood care and education (ECCE) teachers’ well-being and emotional labor: Links to interactions with young children.  Paper presented at the annual meeting on Advancing School Mental Health Conference. New Orleans, LA.**

 

Ha, Y., Vesely, C.K., Baumrind, E., Lopez, M. (2015, July). Child Care decision-making among Hispanic families. Webinar presentation sponsored by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families. [250+ participants]+

 

Brown, E. L., Vesely, C.K., Mehta, S.*, Mahatmya, D., & Garner, P. (2015, April). Early childhood educators’ emotional acting and knowledge of display rules and their impact on interactions with young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.**

 

Garner, P., Brown, E. L., Mahatmya, D., & Vesely, C.K. (2015, March). Family and school influences on low-income children’s behavioral and academic competencies in the elementary school years. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Speirs, K.E., & Roy, K.M. (2015, March). Keeping it in the family: Commodification of family, friend, and neighbor child care among low-income mothers.  Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.**

 

Cossa, N.*, & Vesely, C.K. (2014, December). Using the Developmental Niche to explore understandings of symbolic representation. Paper presentation at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting. Marco Island, FL.**

 

Goodman, R.D., Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B., & Cleaveland, C. (2014, November). Families caught in anti-immigrant crosshairs: Trauma, risk, and resilience.  Paper presented as part of symposium, Families Caught in Anti-Immigrant Crosshairs: Trauma, Risk, and Resilience, at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.**

 

Daniel, J., Halgunseth, L.C., Vesely, C.K., Matthews, H., & Hernandez, L. (2014, November). Engagement of immigrant families in early childhood education programs: A stabilizing anchor and a pathway. Paper presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference. Dallas, TX. [This proposal was selected to be a Feature Presentation by the conference committee.]**

 

Brown, E.L., Vesely, C.K., & Togno, N.* (2014, October). Investigating early childhood educators’ emotional labor and mental health to support student school health outcomes.  Paper presentation at the Advancing School Mental Health Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Brown, E.L., Visconti, K., Garner, P., Mehta, S.*, Mahatmya, D., & Mann, T. (2014, July).  Early childhood educators’ emotional labor and well-being. Poster presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference. Washington, DC.**

 

Speirs, K.E., Vesely, C.K., & Roy, K.M. (2014, July).  Choosing care?  Failed and forced transitions in the child care arrangements of low-income mothers. Paper presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference. Washington, DC.+

 

Brown, E.L., Vesely, C.K., & Togno, N.* (2014, April). Early childhood educators’ emotional labor and well-being. Poster presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.**

 

Mahatmya, D., Garner, P., Brown, E.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2014, April). Race, socioeconomic status, and teacher-child relationship quality.  Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.**

 

Sosinsky, L., Sandstrom, H., Vesely, C.K., & Guzman, L. (2014, February). Child care choices: Research on parents decision-making. Research symposium at Child Care Aware America annual meeting. Washington, DC.+

 

Forry, N., Sandstrom, H., & Vesely, C.K. (2014, February). Child care decision-making: Emerging findings and policy implications.  Webinar presentation sponsored by the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation , Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [250+ participants].+

Vesely, C.K., & Goodman, R.D. (2013, November). Immigrant mothers’ negotiation of parenting roles and discipline practices in a new country.  Poster presentation at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, Texas.**

 

Brown, E.L., Mahatmya, D., & Vesely, C.K. (2013, April).  Family and school sensitivity in early and middle childhood: Implications for children’s social, emotional, and academic outcomes. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development.  Seattle, Washington.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Ewaida, M.*, & Kearney, K.B.* (2012, November). Two sides of the Potomac: A qualitative exploration of immigrant families’ health care experiences in Virginia and Washington, DC.  Paper presentation at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference.  Phoenix, Arizona.**

 

Vesely, C.K. (2012, June). Navigating the U.S. early childhood care and education system. Poster presentation at Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference.  Washington, DC.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Ginsberg, M.R. (2012, June). Building relationships with immigrant families in early childhood education programs.  Poster presentation at Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference.  Washington, DC.**

 

Forry, N., Vesely, C.K., & Bolick, L. (2012, October). Child care subsidies, access and choice: Emerging insights and unanswered questions. Work session at the Child Care Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.+

 

Vesely, C.K., Ewaida, M.*, & Kearney, K.B.* (2012, April).  Capitalizing on early childhood care and education.  Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.**

 

Vesely, C.K.  (2012, February). Immigrant mothers’ experiences choosing ECCE for their young children.  Paper panel presentation on Understanding child care decision-making among diverse, low-income families at The 2012 National Child Care Policy Symposium sponsored by the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. Washington, DC. +

 

Maharaj, A., Speirs, K.E., Vesely, C.K., & Ranade, N. (2011, November). What the guidebooks don’t tell you about doing a qualitative dissertation.  Round table discussion at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida.**

 

Vesely, C.K.  (2011, October). Low-income Latina and African immigrant mothers’ experiences selecting and securing ECCE. Panel presentation at the Child Care Policy Research Consortium annual meeting. Washington, DC. +

 

Ginsberg, M.R., & Vesely, C.K. (2011, April). The young children of immigrant families: Essential components for early education programs and services.  Poster presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.** 

 

Vesely, C.K. (2010, November). Acculturation experiences of immigrant mothers utilizing early childhood care and education.  Poster presentation at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.**

 

Vesely, C.K. (2010, November).  Learning to navigate U.S. social systems: A conceptual model of immigrant parents’ social capital.  Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) junior-senior scholar mentoring paper presentation at the National council on Family Relations Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.**

 

Vesely, C.K., & Roy, K.M. (2009, November). Trabajo de madres: ‘Motherwork’ in the contexts of immigration and integration. Poster presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California.**

 

Ginsberg, M.R., Vesely, C.K., Hayden, J., & Milic, S. (2009, October). Early childhood education and development as the seeds for integration and social inclusion of immigrant families in new host societies.  Poster presentation at International Step by Step Association 10th Annual Meeting. Bucharest, Romania.+

 

Vesely, C.K., Anderson, E.A., & Ascanio, S.* (2009, October). Parenting education practices for Latino families: Best practices.  Poster presentation at International Step by Step Association 10th Annual Meeting. Bucharest, Romania.**

 

Hernandez, L., Vesely, C.K., Pitt, M., Acosta Ayerbe, A., Colbert, J., & Berke, K. (2009, June). Hope, aspirations, and plight: The stories of families in the current of global immigration. Round table discussion at the World Forum on Early Care and Education. Belfast, Northern Ireland.+

 

Vesely, C.K., Speirs, K.E., & Roy, K.M. (2009, April). ‘Choosing care’: Failed and frustrated transitions in child care arrangements of low income mothers. Poster presentation at Society for the Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Denver, Colorado.**

 

Roy, K., Vesely, C.K., Fitzgerald, M., & Buckmiller Jones, N. (2008, November). Father involvement as support for adult sons' engagement in work and education.  Poster presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting. Little Rock, Arkansas.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Fitzgerald, M., Riera, K.C., & Buckmiller Jones, N. (2008, November).  Secondary data analysis in family research. Paper presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting. Little Rock, Arkansas.**

 

Vesely, C.K. & Roy, K. (2007, November).  Racial ethnic variation in child care strategies among low-income mothers. Paper presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.**

 

Grutzmacher, S., Leichty, J., Speirs, K.E., & Vesely, C.K. (2007, November). Evaluating experiential pedagogy to foster student success across race and class differences: An exploratory study of overcoming psychological barriers to learning.  Paper presentation at National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.**

 

Roy, K., Speirs, K.E., & Vesely, C.K. (2007, November).  Dynamic family networks and child care arrangements over time: An ethnographic perspective. Paper presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC.**

 

Roy, K., Vesely, C.K., Speirs, K.E., Lein, L., Reid, M., & Burton, L. (2007, November).  Low-income families’ utilization of subsidies for child care and kin maintenance. Paper presentation at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC. **

 

Roy, K. & Vesely, C.K. (2007, October). Intergenerational influences through linked lives: Legacy-making and low-income fathers.  Paper Presentation for the Society for the Study of Human Development. The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. **

 

Roy, K., Speirs, K.E., & Vesely, C.K. (2007, April).  Children “in good hands”? An ethnographic perspective of cross-city variation in child care and work transitions for low-income families. Paper presentation at the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Conference.  Lexington, Kentucky. +

 

Johnston, C.A., Vesely, C.K., Sutherland, M.A., Blom, M.J.M., Moscardino, U., Huitron, B., Rha, J., Granger, D.A., Harkness, S. & Super, C.M. (2007, March). The role of ethnotheories in maternal experience and well-being. Paper presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts.**

 

Harkness, S., Moscardino, U., Blom, M.J.M., Huitrón, B., Vesely, C.K., Johnston, C., Zhu, C., & Super, C. M. (2006, July). Mothers’ ideas and practices related to infant development in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and the U.S. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Melbourne, Australia.**

 

Sutherland, M.A., Harkness, S., Vesely, C.K., &  Blom, M.J.M. (2006, July). Biological markers of maternal stress, mothers’ subjective experience of mood and perceived social support during the postpartum period. Paper presentation at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development Biennial Meeting. Melbourne, Australia.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Ros, R., Ranade, N., Harkness, S., & Super, C.M. (2005, September). Social support and advice during the postnatal period in the Netherlands and the United States.  Poster presentation at the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology Annual Meeting. Amsterdam, Holland.**

 

Vesely, C.K., Harkness, S., Super, C.M., Ros, R., Huitron, B., & Moscardino, U. (2005, September).  Biological markers of maternal stress and mothers’ subjective experience of mood in the postpartum period. Paper presentation at the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology Annual Meeting. Amsterdam, Holland.**

 

Russell, B.S., Huitron, B., Blom, M.J.M., Ranade, N., Vesely, C.K., Harkness, S., & Super, C.M. (2005, April). Longitudinal links in maternal mood from 3 cultures: Trends in the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States.  Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia.**

 

Local, State, Regional Presentations

 

LaCroix, L., Vesely, C.K., Kidd, J., Yun, S., & Geiger, E. (2017, October). Ways to get teaching experiences in higher education. CEHD PhD Workshop Series. Fairfax, VA.

 

Vesely, C.K., Letiecq, B.L., & Goodman, R.D. (2017, October). Living with strangers: The practice and policy iomplications related to the housing xperiences of Latina immigrant families. CEHD Equity and Justice Seminar Series. Fairfax, VA.+

 

Letiecq, B.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2016, October). Immigrant families in Alexandria. IMPACT early Care and Education Forum. Alexandria, VA. +

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R., & Demulder, E. (2016, August). Latina immigrants in Alexandria: Building connections for better outcomes. Alexandria City Public Schools, Child Find and Early Childhood Special Education Services. Alexandria, VA. +

 

Moron, L., Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., & Goodman, R. (2016, May). Undocumented and vulnerable: Central American immigrant mothers’ well-being. Poster presented at CEHD Student Research Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. [Received Outstanding Presentation Award from CEHD]

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R.D., & DeMulder, E. (2016). Latina immigrants in Alexandria: Vulnerabilities and promise. Presentation to the Office of Youth Services, City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA. +

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., Goodman, R.D., & DeMulder, E. (2016, March). Latina immigrants in Alexandria: Vulnerabilities and promise. Presentation to Alexandria Early Childhood Education Working Group. Alexandria, Virginia. +

 

Goodman, R.D., Letiecq, B.L., & Vesely, C.K. (2016, January). Latino immigrants in Alexandria: Experiences, needs, and ecosystemic resilience. Presentation to Best Practices Court of Alexandria. Alexandria. Virginia. +

 

Letiecq, B.L., Vesely, C.K., & Goodman, R.D. (2015, December). Survey results: Latino immigrant families in Alexandria. Presentation to community members. Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Vesely, C.K. (December, 2015). Understanding and working with families living on the economic margins. Presentation to early childhood educators at the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children annual meeting.  Fairfax, VA. +

 

Vesely, C.K., Mahatmya, D., & Brown, E.L. (2013, November). Congruence in quality across home, child care, and school: Implications for children’s social, emotional, and academic outcomes. GMU Applied Developmental Psychology Fall Colloquium series. Farifax, VA. +

 

Vesely, C.K., & Ginsberg, M.R. (2012, September). Overview of the Project. Presentation at the International Working Meeting on Immigrant and Roma Families. Fairfax, VA. +

 

Vesely, C.K. (2012, May).  Immigrant families and early childhood care and education: A qualitative exploration. GMU Applied Developmental Psychology Spring Colloquium series. Farifax, VA. +

 

Roy, K.M., & Vesely, C.K. (2009, April). Mobility, identity, and intergenerational processes:  Parenting in Central American families across time and places. Paper presentation at 3rd Greater Washington Latino Mental Health Conference. College Park, Maryland. +

 

Roy, K.M. & Vesely, C.K. (2008, December).  Transitions to fatherhood for working poor Latino men: Multiple contexts and intergenerational processes. Paper presentation at Maryland Population Research Center- Immigration Working Group Conference. College Park, Maryland. +

 

Panel Presentations +

 

April 2013, 2015         Preparing Future Faculty and Family Professionals panel discussion. Sponsored by University of Maryland Family Science Department

 

February 2013             IREX Teachers

 

January 2013              Fairfax County Public Schools Early Head Start and Head Start Institute

 

 

 

 

TEACHING AND ADVISING[4]

 

George Mason University                               

 

Courses Taught

ECED 504       Families, Communities, and Schools

ECED 585       Research Methods in Early Childhood Education

ECED 804       Family Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education

EDRS 812        Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

EDUC 897      Independent Research Study

HDFS 400       Advanced Family Processes+++

HDFS 498       HDFS Internship+++

 

 

Student Advising

Fall 2011- Spring 2012            20 ECE masters students                   

Fall 2012- Spring 2013            45 ECE masters students       

Fall 2013- Spring 2014            35 ECE masters students (including 15 TFA and TFA Affiliate                                                        Cohort Students)

Fall 2014- Spring 2015            25 ECE masters students (including 11 TFA/ TFA Affiliate                                                              Cohort Students)

Fall 2015-present                    25-35 ECSE masters students

Fall 2017- present                   8 ECE PhD students

Fall 2017- present                   12 HDFS undergraduate students

 

Student Mentoring

Doctoral Dissertation Committees

El’Tanya Brown (chair) 2018- present

Erin Geiger (member, methodologist) 2018- present

Rebecca Diemer (member) 2017- present

Swati Mehta (member, methodologist) 2016- present

Tiffany Williams (member, methodologist) 2016- present

Adam McGeehan (member, methodologist) 2016- present

Christy Irish (member) 2014- 2016

Christi Batamula (Co-Chair) 2013- 2016

Katina Kearney (member, methodologist) 2014- 2016

Nedra Cossa (member, methodologist) 2013- 2016

 

Doctoral Advising Committees

Kayla Angelosante, 2018- present

Jeremy Redford, 2017-present

El’Tanya Brown (chair) 2016- 2018

Jennifer Hendrick 2016-present

Erin Geiger (member) 2015- 2018

Tiffany Williams (member) 2015- 2016

Swati Mehta (member) 2013- 2016

Tya El (chair) 2013-2014

 

Undergraduate Students

Leanna Moron, 2016, OSCAR

Jocelyn Terrazas, 2015

 

University of Maryland

 

Courses Taught

FMSC 381       Poverty, Affluence, and Families+++

FMSC 302       Research Methods (teaching assistant) +++

 

Student Mentoring

Summer 2009 Mentor for Cindy Hernandez             Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate                                                                                               Summer Research Institute

 

 

National, State, and Local Professional Development and Community Teaching

 

Federal Preschool Development Grant/ Technical Assistance (FPDG/TA) (September & October 2017)

 

Office for Children, Fairfax, VA (Spring 2013- 2015)

Engaging Families in Early Childhood Care and Education (lead facilitator)

Social and Emotional Competency Training (SECT), Understanding the Role of Families (co-facilitator)

 

Higher Horizons, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA (Summer 2014)

Early Childhood Educators’ Emotional Labor and Well-being (co-facilitator)

 

The Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA (Fall 2014)

Engaging and Working with Diverse, Low-income Families (lead facilitator)

 

SCHOLARLY AWARDS AND HONORS

2015     Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program Finalist

Selected as the junior scholar nominee from George Mason to apply for the fellows program, and             was a finalist in a pool of 200 applicants to the Carnegie Fellows Program

2014     Feldman Travel Award

             Award given by the Family Policy Section within the National Council on Family

Relations

2013     Best New Research Article Finalist [“The Transmission of Parenting from Fathers to Sons”].

Award given by the Men in Families Focus Group within the National Council on Family Relations.

2011    School of Public Health Dean’s Graduate Scholar. University of Maryland.

2009    Distinguished Graduate Teaching Assistant (top 10% of GTA’s). University of Maryland.

2007    Maryland Population Research Center Trainee. University of Maryland.

1999    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Inducted at Colorado State University, Fort Collins,

Colorado.

1999    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Inducted at Colorado State University, Fort Collins,

Colorado.

 

ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Service to the Field

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Fathering: Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, 2008-2016

Journal of Family Issues, since 2011

Early Childhood Research Quarterly, since 2012

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, since 2013

Journal of Family Psychology, since 2014

Parenting: Science and Practice, since 2015

Journal of Latinos and Education, since 2015

Journal of Early Education and Development, since 2015

Journal of Research in Childhood Education, since 2015

Children & Youth Services Review, since 2016

Advances in School Mental Health Journal, since 2016

Young Exceptional Children, since 2018

 

Professional Organizations and Associations

Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Consortium (CCEEPRC)

Steering Committee, Member (2010- 2015; 2017-present)

Early Care and Education Access and Choices Workgroup , Member (2017- present)

Child Care Decision-making Planning Group, Member (2013)

Subsidy Planning Group, Member (2012)

Child Care Decision-making Theme Group, Member (2012)

Parents & Families Theme Group, Member (2011)

National Council on Family Relations (member since 2004 and proposal reviewer since 2008)

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (member since 2007)

Institute for Women’s Policy Research (member since 2007)

American Sociological Association (member since 2009)

Society for Research in Child Development (member since 2009 and proposal reviewer since 2012)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (member since 2010)

 

Conference Planning Committee

Maryland State Department of Education 2012 Research Forum, member, 2011-2012

 

Board and Advisory Group

Maryland State Department of Education Early Childhood Research Advisory group,  2011-2014

Wakefield School, Early Childhood Education program board,  2012-2014

Infant Toddler Family Day Care Board of Directors, member since 2014, board secretary  and advocacy committee member since 2016

Amigas de la Comunidad Community Advisory Board, member since 2014

Hand to Hand: Immigrant and Refugee Women Community Advisory Board, member 2014-2016

 

Service to the University/ College (CEHD)

 

George Mason University

 

2018- present              Member          Mason Community Engaged Scholarship Working Group

2018- present              Member          Mason Feminist Research Collective

2017- present              Member          CEHD PhD Committee, ECE Representative

2015- present              Member          Ad-hoc CEHD Social Justice Committee

2016- 2018                     Member          CEHD Dean’s Council

2016                            Co-chair          Search Committee for GMU Child Development Center

Director

2014- 2016                   Member          Ad-hoc GMU Family Policy Committee

2014- 2015                   Member          Ad-hoc CEHD Family Policy Committee

2013- 2015                   Member          CEHD Interdisciplinary Coursework Task Force

2013                            Member          Search Committee for Tenure-line HDFS Senior Faculty

Member

2012- 2013                   Member          CEHD Community of Scholarship Committee

2011- 2013                   Member          Human Development and Family Science Undergraduate

Program Development Inter-college Planning Team

2011- 2013                   Member          Mason Project on Immigration Committee

 

Service to the Program/ Department  (CEHD is uniquely structured with programs and divisions, not departments; thus service tends to be at the College level)

 

George Mason University

2014- 2018                   Lead                Division of Child, Family, and Community Engagement                                                                 Advisory Council

2018                            Chair               Search Committee for Tenure-line ECE Faculty Member

2016                            Member           Search Committee for Tenure-line ECE Faculty Member

2015                            Member          Search Committee for Tenure-line ECE Faculty Member      

2014                            Member