Chiarella, Maria Carla

Chiarella, Maria Carla

Senior Lecturer


  • B.A.: Central College, Pella, IA
  • M.S., Ph.D.: Colorado State University

Specific Research Interests:

  • Identity development in childhood through emerging adulthood with emphasis on socio-cultural (i.e., gender and ethnicity) and socio-emotional (i.e., interpersonal relationships and emotional regulation) influences.
  • Active learning (service learning, practicums, and study abroad) experiences effects on student comprehension of academic material and attitudes toward diversity.