- Lara Perez-Felkner
Florida State University
LARA PEREZ-FELKNER, PhD, is an assistant professor of Higher Education and Sociology in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. Her research examines how young people’s social contexts influence their college and career outcomes. She focuses on the mechanisms that shape entry into and persistence in fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented. In particular, she investigates racial–ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in post-secondary educational attainment and entry to scientific career fields. Presently, she is a co-Investigator on National Science Foundation grant #1232139, examining gendered differences in U.S. university students’ persistence in engineering and computer science majors. Dr. Perez-Felkner’s recent work includes solo- and lead-authored articles and chapters. Recent Publications include:
Perez-Felkner, L. (2013). Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence. In J. DeLamater and A. Ward (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology, 2nd edition: Springer Publishing.
Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S., Schneider, B., and Grogan, E. (2012). Female and Male Adolescents’ Subjective Orientations in Mathematics and Their Influence on Postsecondary Majors. Developmental Psychology. ISI Impact Factor: 3.412.