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Andrea Busby

Assistant Professor
Family Life

2083 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Dr. Andrea Kinghorn Busby is an assistant professor in the School of Family life at Brigham Young University. She studies inequality in children's home, school, and neighborhood contexts. Specifically, she researches how violence impacts children, how children and families experience poverty in suburban communities, and how parents socialize their children about economic inequality. Dr. Busby holds a PhD in Human Development and Social Policy, MA in Human Development and Social Policy, and MS in Statistics from Northwestern University. During graduate school she was an IES Fellow. She received her BS in Family Life from BYU. Before graduate school she worked as a secondary mathematics teacher in the Prince George's County School District in Maryland through Teach for America.

Research Interests

parent socialization about economic inequality, neighborhood contexts of development, impacts of violence

Teaching Interests

research methods, social development, child and family policy

Education

  • PhD, Human Development and Social Policy , Northwestern University (2021)
  • MA, Human Development and Social Policy , Northwestern University (2019)
  • MS, Statistics , Northwestern University (2017)
  • BS, Family Life , Brigham Young University (2012)

Memberships

  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) (2021 - Present)
  • Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) (2021 - Present)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2015 - Present)
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) (2015 - Present)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) (2015 - Present)

Courses Taught

Publications

Dana C McCoy Wendy S Wei Terri J Sabol Andrea Kinghorn Busby Emily C Hanno Wendy S Wei Dana C McCoy Andrea Kinghorn Busby Emily C Hanno Terri J Sabol Terri J Sabol Andrea Kinghorn Busby Marc W Hernandez