Angela Wiley Ph.D.
Professor & Department Head
Angela Wiley headshot

203 Spidle Hall

Auburn University
College of Human Sciences
261 Mell Street
Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-3242



Fun Facts
Any lessons learned?
Between every stimulus and response, there is a moment of decision. I try to extend that moment to allow for intentional and measured response.

Favorite quotes/sayings?
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. (John Muir)

When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. (Mary Oliver)

Hobbies/hidden talents?
Birding is my passion. If it has feathers, I’m watching it. When not at my desk, I can be found hiking, photographing things around me.

Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Clark University, 1993
M.A. Developmental Psychology, Clark University, 1991
B.A. Psychology and Women's Studies (minor), Miami University, Ohio, 1988
Research Interest
• Family resilience
• Family challenges
• Program development and evaluation
Courses Taught
Hispanic Families and Health
Family Resilience
Family Diversity
2016   Senior Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension
2015   College of ACES Team Award for Excellence
2012   Illinois Council on Family Relations, Outstanding Service Award

Research Projects
2015-2020   Teran-Garcia, M. (Co-Director) & Wiley, A. (Co-Director), and (Co-Is) Fiese, B., Hammons, A., Plaza-Delestre, Crixell, S. and Greder, K.
Improving The Health Of Hispanic Children And Their Families With A Community-Based Curriculum: "Abriendo Caminos." USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. (IL, CA, IA, PR, TX).

Selected Publications
Figueroa, R., Barnett, L., Estevan, I., Wiley, A. R. (2019). How well can family childcare providers report on preschoolers’ motor skill competence? Child Youth Care Forum. 48:1, 19-28.

Villegas, E. , Coba‐Rodriguez, S. and Wiley, A. R. (2018), Continued barriers affecting Hispanic families’ dietary patterns. Family and Consumer Science Research Journal, 46, 363-380. doi:10.1111/fcsr.12262.
Selected as Best Paper in Foods and Nutrition for 2018 by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Dyer, W. Justin, Day, R., & Wiley, A. (2018). Jailed fathers and family complexity. Social Work Research, 42:3, 210–222.

Villegas, E., Wiley, A., Hannon, B. et al. (2018). The effects of Hispanic immigrant mother’s resiliency on children’s dietary adjustment. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 1-9.

Lin, C.-H. & Wiley, A. (2017). The relationship of relative childcare and parenting behaviors in fragile families. Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 130-138.

Saltzman, J. A., Bost, K. K., Musaad, S. M. A., Fiese, B. H., Wiley, A. R., & the STRONG Kids Team (2017). Predictors and outcomes of mealtime emotional climate in families with preschoolers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1-12. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx109

Research Labs & Projects