Dr. Aesha John was honored with the 2013 Robert K. Ratzlaff Outstanding Faculty Award by the Student Government Association from student nominees of faculty that demonstrate excellence in instruction and service to students on campus.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D.   Oklahoma State University, 2011
            Human Development and Family Science
M.S.W  Maharaja Sayajirao University, 1995
            Social Work
B.A.      St. Xavier’s College, Gujarat University, 1993

Courses Taught

Social work with children and families                    
Social processes and policy
Human behavior in the social environment (Individuals and Families)
Human behavior in the social environment (Community)
Research methods

Please visit the parenting advice blog maintained by my Human Behavior students. We welcome your comments and questions.

Interests, Publications and Presentations

Research Interests:
Parent-child interaction, parental adaptation and family well-being among families of children with developmental disabilities in India and the United States

Mother-child and father-child attachment

Mixed method (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Q-Methodology) approaches to explore parental and family variables in cross-cultural context.

I am currently working with three undergraduate students on a mixed-methods study focused on experiences of South Asian immigrant families in the United States raising a child with an intellectual disability. Please see flier for more  information about the study.

Publications: (Reprint of journal article **Not peer-reviewed)
John, A., & Halliburton, A.L.  (2010). Q methodology to assess father–child attachment. Early Child Development and Care, 180(1).

**John, A. (January, 2012). Lessons learnt during my academic job search. Students and Early Career Professionals Special Interest Group Newsletter.

*John, A., & Halliburton, A.L. (2010). Q methodology to assess father–child attachment. In L.A. Newland, H.S. Freeman, & D.D. Coyl (Eds.), Emerging Topics on Father Attachment: Considerations in Theory, Context and Development. London: Routledge.

**John, A. (2011). Institutional Review Board application for international research. SRCD Developments Newsletter, 54(1).

John, A. & Montgomery, D (2011). Socialization Goals of First Generation Immigrant Indian Parents: A Q-Methodological Study. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

John, A., Morris, A.S., & Halliburton, A. (2012). Looking beyond Maternal Sensitivity: Mother-Child Correlates of Attachment Security among Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Urban India. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

John, A. (2012) Stress among Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Urban India: Role of Gender and Maternal Coping. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

John, A., Halliburton, A. & Humphrey, J. (Invited paper, under review) Child-mother and child-father play interaction patterns with preschoolers. Early Child Development and Care (Special Issue).

Morris, A.S., John, A., Halliburton, A., Robinson, L., Myers, S., Aucoin, K.J., Keyes, A.W., & Terranova, A. (under review) Effortful Control, Behavior Problems and Peer Relations: What Predicts Academic Adjustment in Kindergarteners from Low-income Families? Early Education and Development.

John, A., Halliburton, A. & Montgomery, D. (under preparation). Using Q sort methodology in conducting research with young children. Invited book chapter for inclusion in Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education. Edited by Olivia Saracho, Ph.D.