Faculty Profile for Dr. Edna C Alfaro

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Dr. Edna C Alfaro
Associate Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 111
phone: (512) 245-2412

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Alfaro, E. C. (2020). Communication Frequency and Types of Supportive Messages: A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining Mexican-origin College Students’ Relationships with Mothers and Fathers. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 9, 52–68. https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192718772663
  • Seo*, E., Shen, Y., & Alfaro, E. C. (2019). Adolescents’ beliefs about math ability and their relations to STEM career attainment: Joint consideration of race/ethnicity and gender. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(2), 306–325. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0911-9
  • Jones, S. K., Killoren, S. E., Kline, G. C., & Alfaro, E. C. (n.d.). Mexican-origin college students’ stress, sibling relationships, academic motivation, and depressive symptoms. Journal of Family Issues.
  • Streit, C., Carlo, G., Killoren, S. E., & Alfaro, E. C. (2018). Family members’ relationship qualities and prosocial behaviors in U.S. Mexican young adults: The roles of familism and ethnic identity resolution. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 1056–1084. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X16686134
  • Jones, S., Killoren, S. E., Alfaro, E. C., & Gonzales-Backen, M. A. (2018). Mexican American college students’ experiences of discrimination: The protective role of sibling support. Emerging Adulthood, 6, 280–287. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167696817711606

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Acknowledgement from Graduating Undergraduate Student, Texas State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor during COVID-19 Crisis, Texas State Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Transfer Student Appreciation of Campus Support, Texas State University. June 25, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduating Undergraduate Student Recognition, Texas State University. 2015 - June 21, 2018

Selected Grants

  • Shen, Yishan (Principal), Goble, Priscilla Maria (Co-Principal), Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal), Alfaro, Edna C (Co-Principal). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Sciences (OUR HDFS) Fellowship, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: September 2022 - May 2023). Grant.
  • Shen, Yishan (Principal), Goble, Priscilla Maria (Co-Principal), Perez-Brena, Norma Judith (Co-Principal), Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal), Alfaro, Edna C (Co-Principal), Bishop, Nicholas Joseph (Co-Principal). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Sciences (OUR HDFS) Fellowship, Texas State University, $5000. (Submitted: June 11, 2021, Funded: September 2021 - May 2022). Grant.
  • Alfaro, Edna C (Co-Principal), Delgado (Principal). Healthy Siblings Project, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas State University, $3990. (Funded: 2014). Grant.
  • Alfaro, Edna C (Principal), Killoren (Co-Principal). Healthy Siblings Study, Faculty Research Council Award, The University of Texas – Pan American, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Alfaro, Edna C. Summer Predoctoral Fellowship, Texas State University, $11000. (Funded: 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Speaker
San Marcos Housing Authority
February 25, 2020-Present
Co-facilitator
Faculty of Color at Texas State group
2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Institute of Education Sciences
2019-Present
Member
Personnel Committee
August 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Institute of Education Sciences, Review Panel
August 2019-Present