Associate Professor Emerita, Family Science
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1142 School of Public Health

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Contact via email to set up a time unless otherwise listed in Course Syllabus.

Education and Training

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1981

Honors and Awards
  • Author of numerous articles and chapters, publishing in such journals as Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Human Development, Journal of Black Psychology, and the Journal of School Health.
  • Reviewer for Child Development, Journal of Black Psychology, Health Education and Behavior, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Family Relations.
  • Editorial board member of Child Development, Infant Mental Health Journal, and Journal of Black Psychology.
  • Co-investigator of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention grant, Fostering Resiliency in At-Risk African American Children: A Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Intervention for Head Start Parents.
  • Authored nine funded grants, totaling over $1 million, including studies of sociocultural barriers to health care access (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and violence prevention for Head Start children (USDOE, CSAP).
  • Co-principal Investigator of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care.
  • Honors/awards: UMCP Outstanding Faculty Woman of Color Award (1996); Outstanding Research and Development Award (1999, School of Public Health), Outstanding Teaching Award (1990, College of Human Ecology); Kellogg National Fellow; Leadership Washington.
  • National committees/offices include: National President, Association of Black Psychologists (1989-90); National Academy of Sciences Head Start Research Roundtable; American Psychological Association.

Johnson, D. J., Jaeger, E., Randolph, S. M., Cauce, A. M., Ward, J., & NICHD Child Care Research Network. (2003). Studying the effects of early child care experiences on the development of children of color in the United States: Toward a more inclusive research agenda. Child Development, 74, 1558-1576.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., Owen, M. T., Randolph, S. M., & Cauce, A. M. (2003). Parenting and children's behavior at 36 months: Equivalence between African American families: A sociocultural perspective. Parenting: Science and Practice, 3, 197-234.

Randolph, S. M., & Koblinsky, S. A. (2002). Infant mental health in African American families: A sociocultural perspective. In G. Bernal, J. E. Trimble, A. K. Burlew, & F. T. Leong (Eds.),Handbook of racial and ethnic minority psychology (pp. 307-326). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Caughy, M. O., Randolph, S. M., & O’Campo, P. (2002). The Africentric Home Environment Inventory: An observational measure of the racial socialization aspects of preschoolers caregiving environment. Journal of Black Psychology, 28, 37-52.

Caughy, M. O., O’Campo, P., Randolph, S. M., &. Nickerson, K. (2002). The influence of racial socialization practices on the cognitive and behavioral competence of African American preschoolers. Child Development, 73, 1611-1625.

Randolph, S. M., Koblinsky, S. A., Beemer, M. A., Roberts, D. D., & Letiecq, B. L. (2000). Behavior problems of African American boys and girls attending Head Start programs in violent neighborhoods. Early Education and Development, 11, 339-356.

Randolph, S. M., Koblinsky, S. A., & Roberts, D. D. (1997). Studying the role of family and school in the development of African American preschoolers in violent neighborhoods. Journal of Negro Education, 65, 282-294.

Randolph, S. M., Rosser, P. L., & Baytop, D. B. (1996). Assessing parents' childrearing attitudes and practices: Birth to three years. In R. L. Jones (Ed.), Handbook of tests and measurements for Black populations. Berkeley: Cobb & Henry.

Rosser, P. L., & Randolph, S. M. (1996). Parents' expectations for development: The Developmental Milestones Survey. In R. L. Jones (Ed.), Handbook of tests and measurements for Black populations. Berkeley: Cobb & Henry.

Randolph, S. M. (1995). African American children in single mother families. In B. Dickerson (Ed.), African American Single Mothers: Understanding their lives and their families (pp. 117-145). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Randolph, S. M. (1995). African American infants: Contributions and concerns. In H. Fitzgerald, B. Lester, & B. Zuckerman (Eds.),Children of poverty. Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, Inc.