Faculty Profile for Dr. Elizabeth M Blunk

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Dr. Elizabeth M Blunk
Associate Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 122
phone: (512) 245-2415

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Minney, D., Garcia, J., Alto-Belli, J., Perez-Brena, N. J., & Blunk, E. M. (2019). Socio-emotional learning and evaluation in after-school care: A working model. Journal on Youth Development, 14, 130–145.
  • Blunk, E. M., Russell, E. M., & Armga, C. J. (2017). The role of teachers in peer conflict: Implications for teacher reflections. Teacher Development, 21(5). https://doi.org/10.1080/13664530.2016.1273847
  • Morgan Russell, E., Taylor, A. N., Chavkin, N. F., Williams, S. W., & Blunk, E. M. (2011). Parent involvement and kindergarten readiness: An approach for  success. National Science Foundation for SBE 2020: Future Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences.
  • Williams, S. W., Morgan Russell, E., & Blunk, E. M. (2009). Maternal separation anxiety in Hispanic and Euro-American mothers. Psychological Reports, 105, 1-3.
  • Blunk, E. M., Morgan Russell, E., & Williams, S. W. (2008). Pilot study of Hispanic mothers and maternal separation anxiety. Social Behavior and Personality, 36, 727-736.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Applied Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Service. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Applied Arts Award for Excellence in Service. 2015
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. 2014
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Chahin, J. (Principal), Blunk, Elizabeth M, Williams, S. W., Russell, E.. Caminitos: Pathways to School Success for Children and Families, John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation, $15000. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Blunk, Elizabeth M (Principal), Williams, S. W. (Co-Principal). Kindergarten Readiness in Preschool Children, Faculty Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University, $3694. (Funded: 2007). Grant.
  • Blunk, Elizabeth M (Principal), Russell, E.. Preschool Teacher-Child Relationships, Faculty Research Enhancement Grant, $8792. (Funded: 2006). Grant.
  • Russell, E. M. (Principal), Blunk, Elizabeth M. Preschool Children’s Peer Conflicts and Teacher Management Strategies, Faculty Research Enhancement Grant, $14507. (Funded: 2004). Grant.
  • Williams, S. W. (Principal), Johnson, A. E., Blunk, Elizabeth M. Impacting the Competence of Early Childhood Program Directors, Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board, State, $76968. (Funded: 2002). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Assistant Director
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
August 2023-Present
School Curriculum Committee
August 2023-Present
Austin Community College Child Development Department Advisory Board Member
September 2021-Present
FCS Anchor-Retention Committee
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Child & Family Studies