Faculty Profile for Dr. Priscilla Goble

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Dr. Priscilla Goble
Associate Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 101
phone: (512) 245-7052

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Priscilla Goble is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University. She completed her postdoctoral work in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and earned her doctorate in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. Dr. Goble has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Needs from Purdue University.

Dr. Goble has taught in several early childhood settings including classrooms with typically developing children and those with special needs and in local, national, and university-affiliated child care and education centers. Her work in these environments fostered a strong desire to understand and promote young children’s development. Accordingly, Dr. Goble’s teaching, research, and policy interests center on early childhood development within education settings. Her research focuses on children’s preschool experiences with teachers, peers, and activities, in particular during play settings, and how these experiences influence the development of school readiness skills. She also has interest and expertise in longitudinally examining children’s school readiness as it relates to positive development in elementary school and beyond.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Goble, P., & Pianta, R. C. (2022). Observation as a lever for teacher improvement. In Routledge Encyclopedia of Education. United States. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4324/9781138609877-REE118-1
  • Hanish, L. D., Goble, P. M., Xiao, S. X., Martin, C. L., L, M. M., Fabes, R. A., … Bryce, C. I. (2022). The benefits of buddies: Strategically pairing preschoolers with other-gender classmates promotes positive interactions. Early Education and Development. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2022.2090773
  • Flynn, T. B., Goble, P., Bishop, N. J., & Weimer, A. A. (2022). Early childhood hospitalization and problematic behaviors: A propensity score analysis. Journal of Child Health Care.
  • Xiao, S. X., Hanish, L. D., Malouf, L., Martin, C., Lecheile, B., Goble, P. M., … Bryce, C. (2022). Interactions with Other-Gender Peers Promote Prosocial Behavior and Reduce Aggression Among Preschoolers: An Examination of the Buddy Up Intervention. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 60, 403–413.
  • Hanish, L., Martin, C. L., Cook, R., DeLay, D., Fabes, R. A., Lecheile, B., … Bryce, C. (2021). Building integrated peer relationships in classrooms: The potential of buddies. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, (73). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2021.101257

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Office of Equity and Inclusion, 2020 Inclusive Excellence Showcase. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Research University Program Grant, Arizona State University. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Urie Bronfenbrenner Travel Grant, Association for Public Policy Analyses and Management Research Conference, Washington, DC. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Underrepresented Graduate Enrichment Match Award, Graduate College, Arizona State University. 2007 - 2008

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.
  • Goble, Priscilla Maria (Principal), Perez-Brena, Norma Judith (Co-Principal), Shen, Yishan (Co-Principal), Weimer, Amy Ann (Co-Principal). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Sciences (OUR HDFS) Fellowship, $5000. (Funded: September 2020 - May 2021). Grant.
  • Perez-Brena, Norma Judith, Goble, Priscilla Maria. Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Sciences (OUR HDFS) Fellowship, Texas State University, $5000. (Submitted: August 2019, Funded: August 2019 - May 2020). Grant.
  • Goble, Priscilla Maria, Perez-Brena, Norma Judith. Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Family and Child Development (OUR FCD) Fellowship, Texas State University, $5000. (Submitted: August 2018, Funded: August 2018 - May 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Social and Emotional Development (specialty section of Frontiers in Developmental Psychology).
August 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Frontiers in Psychology
2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Infant and Child Development
2021-Present
Member
Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas, Head Start Education Advisory Committee
December 2018-Present
Member
Early Childhood Coalition of Hays County
January 2018-Present