Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 11:40:18 AM Thu, 13 Mar 2014 
Dr. M. Angela Nievar
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Dr. M. Angela Nievar
Associate Professor-Educational Psychology
Contact address   1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationMail Box: 311335, Matthews Hall, Room No.: 304E 
Email  Angela.Nievar@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 891-6800   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership- Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Ph.D. Family and Child Ecology Michigan State University 2004
M.S. Family Ecology University of Utah 2001
B.F.A, Music University of Oklahoma 1983
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014DFST3423001Family, School, and Community Download Syllabus
Spring 2014DFST3123020Child Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2013DFST3423031Family, School, and Community Download Syllabus
Spring 2013DFST3123026Child Development  
Spring 2013DFST3123020Child Development  
Spring 2013DFST3123003Child Development  
Spring 2012DFST3123026Child Development3Download Syllabus
Spring 2012DFST3123020Child Development177Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST3213001Infant and Toddler Education and Intervention Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST3123026Child Development Download Syllabus
Spring 2011DFST3123020Child Development Download Syllabus
Spring 2010DFST3123021Child Development141 
Spring 2010DFST3123020Child Development141 
Fall 2011DFST6323001Critical Issues in Families  
Fall 2011DFST3123026Child Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2011DFST3123020Child Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2010DFST5443001Family Economics and Management42 
Fall 2010DFST3123020Child Development Download Syllabus
Fall 2009DFST5113001Developmental and Family Theory33 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Angela Nievar
parenting, home visiting, meta-analysis
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2011-PresentAssociate ProfessorEducational PsychologyCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2007-2011Assistant ProfessorEducational PsychologyCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2006-2007Assistant ProfessorTechnology and CognitionCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2004-2006Assistant ProfessorCounseling, Development, and Higher EducationCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2001-2003Research Assistant/University FellowPsychology/Human Development and Family StudiesUniversity Outreach/Social SciencesMichigan State Univesity
1998-2000Research/Teaching AssistantFamily Ecology University of Utah
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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A Comparison of White and Hispanic Women's Stories of Adjustment to the Birth of a Child
Pollard, S., Nievar, M. A., Nathans, L., Riggs, S.
Infant Mental Health Journal
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Parenting practices in preschool leading to later cognitive competence: A family stress model.
Nievar, M. A., Moske, A. K., Johnson, D. J., & Chen, Q.
Early Education and Development.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Efectos de la violencia de pareja en mujeres migrantes. Civilizar, 13 (24), 103-116.
Guzman, L. G. D., Cortez, A. V., Nievar, A., Zepeda, J. F. A., Villanueva, L. G.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Domestic violence in Mexico: Perspectives of Mexican counselors. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43, 751-771.
Orozco, E.A., Nievar, M.A., & Middlemiss, W.
Journal of Comparative Family Studies.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Strengthening families through volunteerism: Integrating family volunteerism and family life education. Marriage and Family Review, 48, 691-712.
Lewton, A. R., & Nievar, M. A.
Marriage and Family Review
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2012 2012 Home visiting: Effects on mother's skills and children's health
Nievar, A., Nathans, L., Jacobson, A., & McAmis, R. (2012, June). Home Visiting: Effects on Mother’s Skills and Children’s Health. Poster presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference. Washington, DC.
2011 2011 Early onset sexual activity in adolescence: Do parents make a difference?
Rohr, D. L., & Nievar, M. A. (2011, November). Early onset sexual activity in adolescence: Do parents make a difference? Presentation at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL

2011 2011 A Mixed Methods Study of Adjustment to Motherhood among Diverse Women
Pollard, S. E., Weber, A. L., Nievar, M. A., Nathans, L., & Riggs, S. A. (2011, August). A Mixed Methods Study of Adjustment to Motherhood Among Diverse Women. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2007-2008Mental Health Needs of At-Risk FamiliesTimberlawn Psychiatric Foundation$35,247Principal InvestigatorCompleted
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 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2011-2012Effects of Acculturation on Domestic Violence: A Comparative Study among Hispanic Immigrant Women in Mexico and the United StatesUAEM (Mexico)-UNT$10,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2010Intimate Partner Violence and Parenting Young Children: The Ecology of Diverse Low-Income FamiliesUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center-University of North Texas$26,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2010International Parent Education and Parenting Research and TrainingCharn Uswachoke International Development Fund. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Texas$10,000Co-PICompleted
2009Predictors of School Success in Low-Income FamiliesCollege of Education$7,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008Research LaboratoryUniversity of North Texas$23,711Co-PICompleted
2008Mental Health Needs of Families in a Home Visiting ProgramCollege of Education$4,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2007Families at Risk: Research and InterventionUNT Office of Research Services$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006Latino Parents of NewbornsOffice of Research Services$850Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006Parental efficacy and Parenting: Factors in the Development of Infant Attachment and Toddler’s Social CompetenceOffice of Research Services$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2005-2006Marital Satisfaction and Conflict Among Parents of Young ChildrenCollege of Education$9,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2012Health Resources and Services Administrationhome visiting grants
2012-2013Infant Mental Health Journalhome visiting, parenting, maternal depression
2012Early Childhood Research Quarterlyparenting, home visiting
2011Journal of Marriage and the Familyparenting
2011CSO (NIH counterpart in Scotland)home visiting grants
2010-2012Journal of Marriage and the Familyparenting, parent involvement, home environment
2010Parenting: Science and Practiceparenting
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2011-PresentJie Wangdoctoral studentGraduate Mentoring/Advisingproject
2009-2013Arturo Enrique Orozcodoctoral candidateGraduate Researchproject/dissertation
2011-2012Cory Kildaredoctoral studentGraduate Mentoring/Advisingproject
2008-2012Sara PollardPh.D.Graduate Researchproject/thesis
2008-2009Stephanie LocascioM.S.Graduate Researchproject/thesis
2006-2008Marisa FloresM.S.Graduate Researchproject/thesis
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-2013Academic AffairsCommittee Memberuniversity
2011-2013Inclusion and Diversity CommitteeCommittee MemberNational Council on Family Relations
toggle toggle Biographical Sketch
Angela Nievar
1. Angela Nievar is an associate professor of Development and Family Studies at the University of North Texas. She graduated from the University of Utah (M.S.) and Michigan State University (Ph.D.) Family Ecology programs. Dr. Nievar’s research centers on maternal self-efficacy, depression, attachment, and home environment among disadvantaged families from diverse backgrounds. Her thesis evaluated an inner-city home visiting program serving mostly Latino families (Diener, Nievar, & Wright, 2003). Later studies investigate parenting in African American families, parenting stress and child care, and most recently, Spanish-speaking families participating in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. Dr. Nievar is a member of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee of the National Council on Family Relations.

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