Emma Diaz | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Emma Diaz

Doctoral Student, Clinical (Child) Psychology

Emma Diaz


Henderson, NV

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  BA in Psychology

Current Program:

Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology

Year of Matriculation:


Research Interests:

I am interested in parent and child interactions, as well as the etiology of aggression and pro social behaviors in young children.  I am especially interested in the development of children in at risk populations.

Teaching Experience:

Graduate Teaching assistant for Introduction to Psychology (Psych 102) - Current

Future Career Plans:

I hope to work as a researcher in the field of Clinical Psychology.  I would like to evaluate parent-child interactions and behavioral risk factors for foster children to improve long-term life outcomes.

What Attracted Me to SIU:

The Child specialization was what initially attracted me to the program.  Overall, the collaborative nature of the department and research productivity made SIU the best choice for me.