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Christina Chin-Newman Faculty Profile

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Christina  Chin-Newman

Professor

Department of Human Development & Women's Studies

Dr. Chin-Newman is interested in creativity and the arts, especially the arts and social relationships, youth arts participation, and inclusive performance.  She also conducts research on social support and college student success, recently focusing on students with learning differences or any type of disability.

To learn more about her research, please visit the website of the Arts, Creativity & Education (ACE) Lab: http://www.csueastbay.edu/acelab

  • Ph.D.,University of California, Santa Cruz (Developmental Psychology)
  • Ed.M., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Winter Quarter 2018
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
HDEV 310203Social & Emotional DevelopmentTTH12:00PM1:50PMMI-2032Hayward Campus View Books
HDEV 401001Early Child Cognitive DevelopARRWEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books
HDEV 403001Early Childhood Social DevelopARRWEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books

Harrington, D. M., & Chin-Newman, C. S. (2017). Conscious motivations of adolescent visual artists and creative writers: Similarities and differences. Creativity Research Journal, 29(4), 442-451.

Shaw, S. T., & Chin-Newman, C. S. (2017). "You can do it!": Social support for transfer students during the transition from community college to a four-year university. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 29(2), 65-78.

Chin-Newman, C., Nair, D., & Smith, S. (2017). On becoming Accessibility Allies. E-Source for College Transitions, 14(2), 1-4.

Chin-Newman, C. S., & Shaw, S. T. (2015). Strengthening campus-based social support for transfer students. E-Source for College Transitions, 12(2), 11-13.

Harrington, D. M., & Chin-Newman, C. S. (2015). Making art as a creative process: The importance of imagination, freedom and skills for talented high school students.  In F. Bastos & E. Zimmerman (Eds.), Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education (pp. 151-158). Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Chin-Newman, C. S., & Shaw, S. T. (2013). The anxiety of change: How new transfer students overcome challenges. Journal of College Admission, 221, 14-21.

Chin-Newman, C. S. (2013). The mother of all baby books: An all-Canadian guide to your baby’s first year (2nd ed.) [Book review]. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, 4(2), 188-90.

Chin-Newman, C., Min, S., & Fleming, K. (2011). The Diversity Mural Project: A partnership between the university and the community. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 5(6), 105-116.

Chin, C. S., & Harrington, D. M. (2009). InnerSpark: A creative summer school and artistic community for teenagers with visual arts talent. Gifted Child Today, 32(1), 14-22.

Chin, C. S., & Harrington, D. M. (2007). Supporting the development of musical talent. Gifted Child Today, 30(1), 40-47, 65.

Chin, C. S. (2003). The development of absolute pitch: A theory concerning the roles of individual cognitive style and early music training. Psychology of Music, 31, 155-171.

Drew, P., Chin-Newman, C., Engelman, A., & Smith, S. (submitted). Resilience among college students with disabilities: Protective factors and social support. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Spink, K., Nair, D., Finnegan, P., Chin-Newman, C., & Smith, S. (2017, April). Coping strategies in university students with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association in San Francisco, CA.

Spink, K., Chin-Newman, C., & Shaw, S. (2017, April). Experiencing motherhood as a college student: Challenges and social support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association in San Francisco, CA.

Spink, K., Chin-Newman, C., Ayon, L., & Smith, S. (2017, April). Self-perceptions and stigma: University students with learning disabilities or learning differences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Sacramento, CA.

Spink, K., Chin-Newman, C., & Shaw, S. (2017, April). Social support and challenges for university students who are parents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Sacramento, CA.

Drew, P., Chin-Newman, C., & Smith, S. (2017, April). Stigma or support from faculty: Perceptions of students with disabilities or learning differences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association in Portland, OR.

Chin-Newman, C., Smith, S., Engelman, A., Nair, D., & Kain, S. (2016, October). Fostering a more inclusive community at California State University, East Bay with the L.A.N.D. Project. Paper presented at the annual CSU Symposium on University Teaching and Learning at San Jose State University.

Chin-Newman, C., Smith, S., & Spink, K. (2016, April). Lessons learned from the L.A.N.D. Project. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Smith, S., & Chin-Newman, C. (2016, April). Reading minds: Surveying college students with reading and attention difficulties. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Chin-Newman, C., Smith, S., Finnegan, P., & Nair, D. (2016, April). The L.A.N.D. Project: University experiences of students with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Chin-Newman, C., Smith, S., Ayon, L., & Kain, S. (2016, April). The L.A.N.D. Project: University experiences of students with mood disorders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Chin-Newman, C., Finnegan, P., Ayon, L., & Kupers, E. (2016, April). Collaborative creativity in the work of an inclusive performing arts ensemble. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Spink, K., & Chin-Newman, C., (2015, May). The formation of chief secondary attachment figures and how they support development in early childhood. Paper presented at the annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference in Palo Alto, CA.

Chin-Newman, C., & Shaw, S. (2014, April). Transfer student transitions: Support and engagement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Portland, OR.

Shaw, S., Chin-Newman, C., & Li, X. (2013, April). Transfer student adjustments: The role of social support. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Reno, NV.

Chin-Newman, C., Shaw, S., & O’Neal, K. (2012, April). Family and peer context of adolescents’ participation in the arts. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA.

Shaw, S. T., & Chin-Newman, C. S. (2011, May). Big 5 personality traits of adolescents involved in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing. Paper presented at the 11th annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference in Palo Alto, CA.

Chin-Newman, C. (2011, March). Creativity in the lives of high school students talented in the visual arts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Art Education Association in Seattle, WA.

Chin, C. S. (2008, April). How talented teenagers’ musical involvement can improve their family relationships. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

CSUEB Research Grants

  Mentoring Student Researchers (2016-17)

  A Study of the Emotional Lives of Adolescent Participants in an Arts-Based and Mindfulness Peace Education Program in Mexico (2015-16)

  Exploring L.A.N.D. (Learning, Ability, and Neurological Diversity) at CSUEB (2015-16)

  Emergent Creativity in the Work of an Inclusive Dance Ensemble (2014-15)

  Transfer Students During Their First Year at CSUEB (2012-13)

  The Diversity Mural Project (2008-09)

  Exploring the Worlds of Talented Adolescent Music Composers (2007-08)

  The Family Context of Adolescent Participation in the Arts (2006-07)

First 5 Alameda County Program Grants

  Bachelor’s Degree for Early Childhood Education Providers (2009-10)

  Coordination of Early Childhood Development Option & ECE Minor (2007-09)

  Coordination of Early Childhood Option in Human Development (2007)

Invited Guest Speaker

  Kidz Planet Learning Centers/Moms Club, Pleasant Hill (2012)

  Psychology Club, Chabot College (2011)

  Ethnic and Cultural Diversity class, Moreau Catholic High School (2008)

Community Service

  PEACH Group (Early Childhood in California Higher Education) (2017-)

  Early Childhood Development Advisory Committee, Chabot College (2013-)

  Citizens' Advisory Committee, Hayward Area Recreation District (2014-15)

  Transitional Kindergarten meeting, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (2011)

  East Bay Community Foundation Scholarship Committee (2007-11)

  Coordinator, Diversity Mural Project, Hayward (2009)

University Service

  Department Chair (Summer 2017)

  Leader, Inclusive Education Group (2015-16)

  Learning Management Systems (LMS) Task Force (2014-15)

  Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee (replacement) (2014)

  Search Committee for Director of Online Campus (2013-14)

  Academic Senate (2010-12)

  Committee on Honorary Degrees (2008-10)

  Faculty in Residence for Early Career Faculty Programs (2008-09)

  Faculty in Residence for Enhancing Classroom Teaching (2007-08)

  Committee for Awarding Osher Reentry Scholarships (2006-09)

Professional Service

  Conference Proposal Reviewer – American Educational Research Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Society for Research in Child Development

  Ad Hoc Reviewer – British Journal of Educational Psychology, International Journal of the Arts in Society, Psychology of Music

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