Barbara D. DeBaryshe
Interim Director & Specialist

Miller Hall, Room 103

debarysh@hawaii.edu

(808)956-4140 / (808)956-5303


Profile

Barbara DeBaryshe has been a faculty member at the Center on the Family since 1994. She is a developmental psychologist by training and has been privileged to bring this perspective to multidisciplinary collaborations in the areas of early childhood development, education, and care; teacher professional development; developmental psychopathology; and family resilience. She has received over $6.5 million in grants and contracts as principal investigator and participated as a co-investigator on many other projects. Dr. DeBaryshe has evaluated child health, prevention, and Native Hawaiian education programs and serves on community advisory boards relating to child and family well-being. Her current projects address preschool literacy, homelessness; and equitable access to early childhood programs. Dr. DeBaryshe is a cooperating graduate faculty member in the Departments of Educational Psychology, Psychology, and Curriculum Studies.


Degrees

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

M.A. in General Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

B.A. in English Literature, Swarthmore College


Awards

2011 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Excellence in Extension award


Areas of Expertise

Early childhood, preschool curriculum and teacher professional development, parenting and family resilience, program evaluation


Current Projects

Courses
  • HDFS 331 Infancy and Early Childhood
  • FAMR 332 Childhood
  • FAMR 341 Parenting
  • FAMR 380 Research Methods
  • EDCS/EDEP 669 Independent Study
  • EDCS 618 Seminar in Early Childhood Education—Preschool Literacy
  • EDCS 632 Research Methods
  • EDEP 700 Thesis Research
  • EDEP 665 Social Cognition and Competence
  • EDEP 768-F Seminar in Educational Psychology: Parent-Child Relations
  • EDEP 800 Dissertation Research

Recent Publications
  • Azuma, J., DeBaryshe, B, D., Stern, I. R., & Gauci, K. (2020). Mapping access to affordable early childhood education and care: Methodology and application to community advocacy. International Journal of Community Wellbeing. Published online https://doi.org/10.1007/s42413-020-00096-
  • DeBaryshe, B. D., Scott, K. G., & Gauci, K. T. (2020). Hawai‘i early childhood homelessness needs assessment. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • Im, S., & DeBaryshe, B. D. (2020). Binomial logistic modeling for aggregate binary data: Application to  preschoolers’ alphabet knowledge. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 5(1),  76-85. 
  • DeBaryshe. B. D., & Tran, K. T. (2017). Early Reading First as a model for improving literacy instruction and child outcomes. In C. McLachlan and A. Arrow (Eds.). Literacy in the early years: Reflections on international research and practice. (Vol. 12). International perspectives on early childhood education and development (pp. 175-195). M. Fleer and I. Pramling-Samuelsson, Series Eds. New York: Springer.
  • DeBaryshe, B. D. (2017). Hawai‘i early learning needs assessment: Technical supplement. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • DeBaryshe, B. D., Bird, O., Stern, I., & Zysman, D. (2017). Hawai‘i early learning needs assessment. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bellassario, C., Zysman, D., & Bird, O. (2017). Hawai‘i early learning needs assessment: 2017 summary report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bird, O., & Zysman, D. (2017). Center-based childcare in Hawai‘i.  Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bird, O., & Zysman, D. (2017). Family childcare in Hawai‘i.  Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bird, O., & Zysman, D. (2017). Family-child interaction learning programs in Hawai‘i.  Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.
  • Nigg, C. R., Anwar, M-U., Braun, K. L. Mercado, J., Fialkowski, M. K., Ropeti Areta, A. A., Belyeu-Camacho, T., Bersamin, A., Leon Guerrero, R., Castro, R., DeBaryshe, B., Vargo, A. M., Van der Ryn, M., Braden, K. W., & Novotny, R. (2016) A review of promising multicomponent environmental child obesity prevention intervention strategies by the Children's Healthy Living Program. Journal of Environmental Health, 79(3), 18-26.

Curriculum Vitae

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