Martha Ann Bell

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Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, Developmental Science
Director, CAP Lab
Office Hours
Office hours during Fall 2019 TBD.
Office Address
333 Williams Hall
Office Phone
Curriculum Vitae
Interests

Developmental changes in brain-behavior relations during infancy and early childhood; developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychophysiology (executive function, emotion regulation, EEG, ECG); individual differences in development; integration of cognition and emotion in early development.

Recent Courses Taught
  • PSYC 6944 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology ("Developmental Affective Neuroscience"; "Early Development of Self Regulation"; "Cognition-Emotion Interactions in Early Development"; "Developmental Psychophysiology"; "Frontal Lobe Development and Effortful Control")
  • PSYC 5544 - Cognitive Development ("Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience")
  • PSYC 4034- Developmental Psychology (taught with a focus on infant/child cognitive & social development theory/research)
Select Publications
  • Blankenship, T. L., Slough, M. A., Calkins, S. D., Deater-Deckard, K., Kim-Spoon, J., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Attention and executive functioning in infancy: Links to childhood executive function and reading achievement. Developmental Science, e12824.
  • Brito, N.H., Fifer, W.P., Amso, D., Barr, R., Bell, M.A., Calkins, S., Flynn, A., Montgomery-Downs, H.E., Oakes, L.M., Richards, J.E., Samuelson, L.M., & Colombo, J. (2019). Beyond the Bayley: Neurocognitive assessments of development during infancy and toddlerhood. Developmental Neuropsychology, 44, 220-247.
  • Broomell, A.P.R., Savla, J., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant electroencephalogram coherence and toddler inhibition are associated with social responsiveness at age 4. Infancy, 24, 43-56.
  • Diaz, A., Swingler, M.S., Tan, L., Smith, C.L., Calkins, S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant frontal EEG asymmetry moderates the association between maternal behavior and toddler negative affectivity. Infant Behavior and Development, 55, 88-99.
  • Dunsmore, J., Ashley, R., Zhou, Y., Swain, D., Factor, R., Broomell, A., Waldron, J., Bell, M.A., & Scarpa, A. (2019). Marching to the beat of your own drum? A proof-of-concept study assessing physiological linkage in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biological Psychology, 144, 37-45.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., Calkins, S., & Bell, M. A. (2019). Commonality between executive functioning and effortful control related to adjustment. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 60, 47-55.
  • Kraybill, J.H., Kim-Spoon, J., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant attention and age 3 executive function. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 92, 3-11.
Degrees
  • since 2016 --- Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience, Virginia Tech
  • since 2015 --- Affiliated Faculty in Human Development, Virginia Tech
  • since 2014 --- Professor of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • since 2012 --- Professor of Basic Science, VT Carilion School of Medicine
  • since 2010 --- Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 2001-2010 --- Associate Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 1996-2001 --- Assistant Professor of Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 1993-96 --- Visiting Assistant Prof of Psychology, Univ of South Carolina
  • 1993 --- Research Associate, Child Dev Research Lab, Univ of Maryland
  • 1992 --- Ph.D., Human Development, Univ of Maryland
  • 1983 --- M.S., Child and Family Studies, Univ of Tennessee
  • 1978 --- B.S., Home Economics, Carson-Newman College