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Jessica Norton
Ph.D. Student, HDFS

 

Education
M.S. Auburn University, Human Development & Family Studies, 2017
B.S. Howard University, Psychology (Minor: Human Development), 2011

Research interests
• Parenting
• Adolescent Externalizing Behaviors
• Intervention
• Program Evaluation
Publications/Posters/Papers
Conference Posters/Presentations:

Norton, J., Duke, A. M., Hinnant, B. (2018, May) Adolescent Pre-Existing Perceptions and Attitudes’ Influence on Universal Bullying Prevention: The Interacting Role of Perceived Parenting and Bullying Attitudes on the Change in Bullying Behaviors. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research 26th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Keiley, M.K. & Pyle, R., Norton, J., & Dagostino, S. (2018, April). Evidence-based multiple- family group intervention for adolescents and families in treatment, Workshop presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Keiley, M.K., Pyle, R., Norton, J., & Dagostino, S. (2018, April). Influence of fathers on male adolescents who have sexually offended. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Keiley, M.K., Pyle, R., Norton, J., & Dagostino, S. (2018, April). Six profiles of adolescent males who have sexually offended. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Norton, J. (2018, March) Do adolescents’ perceptions of their parents and attitudes about bullying influence bullying prevention efforts? Poster presented at the 2018 Auburn University This Is Research: Student Symposium. Auburn, AL.

Norton, J. & Duke, A.M. (2017, November) Evaluating the role of parenting in bullying prevention. Poster presented at the 31st Annual American Evaluation Association Conference. Washington, DC.

Duke, A.M., Norton, J., Love, A. (2017, September). Teasing vs shooting: Should we focus on anti-bullying efforts in schools with high rates of violence? Roundtable. Engaged Scholarship Conference. Birmingham, AL.

Norton, J. & Duke, A.M. (2016, October) Modifying for Success: Designing a bullying prevention program evaluation within the context of Extension. Poster presented at the 30th Annual American Evaluation Association Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Norton, J., Scott, A., Bailey, J., Bernard, S. (2016, October) Increasing diversity in graduate education: Efforts by current Black graduate students. Presentation at the fourth annual Black Doctoral Network Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Publications: Duke, A.M., Williams, B., and Norton, J. (in press). African-American female mentorship: Exploring the importance of same race/gender mentorship during the first year of graduate school. In B. Baker and C. Thomas, Outside In.

Norton, J., Duke, A.M., & Love, A. (2018). Advancing bullying awareness: Parenting strategies for a teen who bullies others (FCS-2266). Auburn, AL: Alabama Cooperative Extension System. https://store.aces.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=19472

Duke, A.M., Seacrest, D., & Norton, J. (2018). Advancing bullying awareness: Increasing defender behavior in youth (FCS-2265). Auburn, AL: Alabama Cooperative Extension System. https://store.aces.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=19455

Duke, A.M., & Norton, J. (2017). Extension's Efforts to help kids Be SAFE: An evaluation of a statewide bullying prevention program. Journal of Extension. [Online] 55 (3). Article 3RIB6, Available at https://www.joe.org/joe/2017june/rb6.php

McRae-Clark, A. L., Baker, N. L., Sonne, S. C., DeVane, C. L., Wagner, A., & Norton, J. (2015). Concordance of Direct and Indirect Measures of Medication Adherence in A Treatment Trial for Cannabis Dependence. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 5770-74.

McRae-Clark, A. L., Baker, N. L., Gray, K. M., Killeen, T. K., Wagner, A. M., Brady, K. T., DeVane, L. C., Norton, J. (2015). Buspirone treatment of cannabis dependence: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 15629-37.

Courses taught
Guest Lecturer: Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Research projects
Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Margaret Keiley's Lab
Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Adrienne Duke's Lab

Accomplishments
2018   President’s Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship, Auburn University Office of Inclusion and Diversity
2018   Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Summer Fellowship, The Medical University of South Carolina
2018   Summer Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research
2018   Graduate Student Leadership Award 2018, The Auburn University Graduate School
2018   Outstanding Master’s Student Award, The Auburn University Graduate School
2015   Graduate Extension Assistantship Award, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
2015   BGPSA Contribution Award, Auburn University Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

Fun Facts
Favorite quotes/sayings? A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. - Unknown

Hobbies/hidden talents? I enjoy fishing with my dad, karaoke with my sister, and game nights with family and friends.

Pets? I have the best critter in the world, Tyson! He is a cute and crazy canine with the biggest personality who keeps me on my toes!

If you could study any random thing other than HDFS, what would it be? If I had to choose a field of study other than HDFS, I would happily study business and marketing. I studied business and marketing in high school and almost chose it as my undergraduate major. I decided that psychology would be more exciting of a profession for me, but I am still very intrigued by most business and marketing topics.