About Ada B. Wainwright


  • Ph.D. University of Illinois
  • M.A. Illinois State University
  • B.A. West Virginia University


Areas of Research Interest:

  • Social and Emotional Development of Children
  • Parenting
  • Teaching Practices


Current Projects:

  • Advising Psi Beta, National Honors Society for Psychology Students at Community Colleges
  • Developing courses using web delivery: Hybrid and Online


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Midwest Psychological Association (MPA)


Recent Courses Taught:

  • Psychology 100 as web-enhanced and hybrid
  • Psychology 100 Honors
  • Psychology 230 as web enhanced
  • Psychology 230 Honors


Selected Publications, Presentations, Books:

  • Bost, K., Vaughn, B., Boston, A., Kazura, K., & O'Neal, C. (2004). Social support networks of preschool children attending head start: A longitudinal investigation of structural and functional network characteristics. Social Development, 13, 393-412.
  • Midwest Psychological Association (2004), Active Learning in the Developmental Psychology Classroom
  • Midwest Psychological Association (2003), Presentation on Advice to a new faculty member
  • Society for Research on Child Development (2003), Presentation on Attachment, Temperament, and Preschool Children's Social Competence


Awards and Recognitions:

  • Wadsworth Publishers Outstanding Psi Beta Chapter Award, (2003)