Project Principle Investigators

Dr. Amanda Wilcox-Herzog is a professor in the Psychology Department at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) focusing on child development and early education.  She is the founder and faculty supervisor of the CSUSB Infant/Toddler Lab School and Director of Assessment for Quality Start San Bernardino (QSSB) a multi-agency project designed to assess and increase child care quality in San Bernardino County.  The endeavors fit well with Dr. Wilcox-Herzog’s research interests which...

Dr. Amy van Schagen as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB focusing on child development and early childhood education.  Dr. van Schagen directs the Team ACCES (Access to Child Care and Equity for Students) Research Lab that provides research experience and opportunities to discuss topics related to the early...

Dr. Eugene  Wong is Professor of Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of California. His research interests focus on two primary areas. First, his community-based work (Building Executive Function for Academic Success Training – BEFAST) examines the efficacy of cognitive training programs in supporting the development of executive function among students in the K12 setting. A primary goal of this work is to provide students with a strong foundation for academic success and...

Ismael Diaz is an assistant professor at California State University, San Bernardino. His research interests include motivation, the role of leaders on follower outcomes, and an interest in understanding how support relates to important life and achievement related outcomes. He teaches course related to the workplace, leadership, groups and teams, and organizational processes that relate to employee performance. He also has an interest statistics education and application to real world...

Dr. Kelly Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino and the Associate Director for ICDFR. She earned her Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia and her Master’s degree in Family Studies from The University of British Columbia. Her research examines couple relationships and friendships including deceptive online romance (known as catfishing), infidelity, instant connections, and love. She has conducted studies in the U.S...

Dr. Laura Kamptner is Professor of Human Development in the Psychology Department at California State University, San Bernardino.  She teaches courses in child/human development, child guidance, parenting, and the history of childhood, and works with several community parent education projects which include the local jail system.  As director of the Parental Intervention Project, Dr. Kamptner works with a clinical team to provide parent education and trauma recovery for men and women at the...

Dr. Mark Agars is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). As ICDFR Director, Dr. Agars works to foster partnerships between CSUSB faulty and community agencies with shared interests in healthy child and family development. These partnerships serve to advance research, provide quality child and family services in the community, and create enriching educational and...