CRRES Postdoctoral Scholar, 2018-2020
Tennisha N. Riley was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University from 2018-2020. Following her fellowship with CRRES, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Indiana University. She received her PhD. In Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. Her research interests focus on cognitive and emotional processes associated with the development of both risk-related and prosocial behaviors among African American youth. Specifically, she is interested in the degree to which adolescents’ emotion-related physiological responses in particular contexts (i.e., family, peers, school, and community settings) informs decision-making. She received her M.A in Marriage and Family Therapy from LaSalle University in 2009, and subsequently worked as a multi-systemic therapist for adolescents and their families. Her previous work with families and clinical training informs her current research in adolescent development, as well as her interest in translational research and intervention development.