CRRES Affiliate Tennisha Riley (IU School of Education) was named one of six faculty to receive the 2023 Indiana University Bloomington Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. The award identifies promising tenure-track faculty who have not yet been awarded tenure and provides resources to further develop their research programs or creative activity. Each will receive a $15,000 grant to support future research.
Dr. Riley came to IU as a CRRES Postdoctoral Fellow and joined the IU School of Education's Department of Counseling and Education Psychology with an appointment in human development as an assistant professor in 2020. Her research focuses on the emotional development of Black youth, the impact of social context (family, friends, school) on Black youth’s emotion expression and emotion regulation, and the role of emotion expression and emotion regulation in Black youth’s decisions to engage in both risk-related and prosocial behaviors.
Her strong track record in securing both internal and external funding includes the National Institute of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), Women and Girls Research Alliance, Society for Research in Child Development, and Indiana University Racial Justice Research Fund.
Congratulations, Dr. Riley!