Research Interests

  • Participated in research activities on an NIH/Gates Foundation study of cognitive development across eight international sites. Responsibilities include data preparation and analysis, contributing to development to literature reviews of existing projects, and developing additional projects for publication.
    Data Manager for the research group. Research interest include diversity issues in assessment and psychometrics. Current projects involve investigations of the structural validity of the Modern Homonegativity Scale-Gay Men.
    Developed literature review and coded qualitative data under the direction of Janice Laurence, PhD, funded by the United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.
    Cognitive Development Projects - Research Assistant - Responsibilities: Conducted experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator. Responsible for coding video data using specially designed software for tracking eye movements of infants. Responsible for inputting data into SPSS software for further analysis.

Courses Taught




EDUC 5501

Fundamental Interpersonal Techniques for Healthcare Professionals


EDUC 5503

Professional Issues in Healthcare Education


EDUC 5587

Professional Health Education Practicum


CPSY 5698

Fundamental Counseling Techniques


SPSY 5771

Biological Aspects of Behavior


SPSY 9487

Professional Issues and Practicum


SPSY 9488

Advanced Practicum in School Psychology


Selected Publications

  • Pendergast, L.L., Jones, P., Scharf, R., Rasheed, M., Schaefer, B.A., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Rasmussen, Z., Svensen, E., Tofail, F., Seidman, J.C., & Caulfield, L.E. (2018). Approach temperament across cultures: Validity of the Infant Temperament Scale in MAL-ED. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 6(4), pp. 266-278. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2017.1356773

  • Jones, P.C., Pendergast, L.L., Schaefer, B.A., Rasheed, M., Svensen, E., Scharf, R., Shrestha, R., Maphula, A., Roshan, R., Rasmussen, Z., Seidman, J.C., Murray-Kolb, L.E., & Investigators, M.N. (2017). Measuring home environments across cultures: Invariance of the HOME scale across eight international sites from the MAL-ED study. J Sch Psychol, 64, pp. 109-127. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2017.06.001

  • Jones, P.C. & Salamon, K.S. (2017). Revisiting the Factor Structure of the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire, Adolescent and Parent Versions. Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Psychology.

  • Jones, P.C., Ruan, L., Liao, P.C., & Pendergast, L.L. (2016). Reliability and Convergent Validity of Scores from the Teate Depression Inventory. 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention.

  • Jones, P.C., Ruan, L., Liao, P.C., & Pendergast, L. (2016). Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Teate Depression Inventory. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention.

  • Jones, P.C. & Pendergast, L.L. (2015). Measuring Biased Attitudes in Emerging Adults. Toronto, ON.

  • Jones, P.C., Roy, D., & Pendergast, L. (2015). Anxiety Across Academic Majors and Gender. 2015 Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention.

  • Jones, P.C., Pendergast, L.L., Embse, N.V.D., & Pham, S. (2015). Gender Differences and Factor Structure of the Modern Homonegativity Scale - Gay Men. 2015 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention.

  • Jones, P.C. & Pendergast, L.L. (2014). Factor Structure of the Modern Homonegativity Scale - Gay Men. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Division 16, Student Research Forum.

  • Jones, P.C., Ratwani, K., Rench, T.A., Horn, Z., Ruark, G.A., Laurence, J.H., & Pham, S. (2014). Adapting Cognitively and Affectively to Cross-Cultural Changes. Technical Report. United States.