Children's sleep in relation to cognitive processing, academic achievement, and emotion/behavior regulation; the role of sleep and health disparities in underachievement in the context of socioeconomic status and ethnicity; measurement and theory of intelligence and personality in children.


Professor, Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, & School Psychology, Auburn University

PhD, Vanderbilt University, Developmental Psychology and Development Disabilities, 1974
MS, Auburn University , Psychology, 1971
BA, Auburn University , Psychology, 1969
counseling or guidance family or marriage counseling risk factor analysis cognitive development or processes sleep studies human development child development

Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professor, Auburn University

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
International Pediatric Sleep Association
Sleep Research Society
Society for Research in Child Development