Kim Dadisman is the Director of Intervention Research at the Center for Developmental Science at UNC-CH. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Her research has centered on identifying factors that contribute to participation in out-of-school settings, evaluations of students’ experiences while attending after-school programs, and the role of after-school environments and extracurricular activities on adolescent development. She is currently involved in research projects at the CDS and the National Research Center on Rural Education Support where she is extending her research on the impact of after-school environments on children’s development to include rural populations.
Recent Related Publications
Farmer, T., Dadisman, K., Latendresse, S., Thompson, J., Irvin, M., & Zhang, L. (submitted). Educating out and giving back: Adults' conceptions of successful outcomes of African American high school students from impoverished rural communities.
Vandell, D. L., Dadisman, K., Pierce, K. M., Brown, B. B., Lee, D., Bolt, D. M., Pechman, E. M., Reisner, E. R. (submitted). Child developmental outcomes associated with supervised versus unsupervised after-school hours: A study of promising after-school programs.
Vandell, D. L., Pierce K., & Dadisman, K. (2005). Out-of-school time as a developmental context for children and youth. In R. Kail (Ed.) Advances in Child Development and Behavior (Vol. 33, pp. 43-77). New York: Elsevier.
Vandell, D. L., Shernoff, D. J., Pierce, K. M., Bolt, D. M., Dadisman, K., & Brown, B. B. (2005). Activities, engagement, and emotion in after-school programs (and elsewhere). In H. B. Weiss, P. M. D. Little, & S. M. Bouffard (Eds.) Participation in Youth Programs: Enrollment, Attendance, and Engagement. New Directions for Youth Development, No. 105 (pp. 121-129). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Vandell, D. L., Reisner, E. R., Brown, B. B., Dadisman, K., Pierce, K. M., Lee, D., & Pechman, E. M. (2005, March). The Study of Promising After-School Programs” Examination of Intermediate Outcomes in Year 2. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Vandell, D. L., Reisner, E. R., Brown, B. B., Pierce, K. M., Dadisman, K., & Pechman, E. (2004, February). The Study of Promising After-School Programs: Descriptive report of the promising programs. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Dadisman, K. (2003). After-school experiences: Variations in perceptions of support. Dissertation Abstracts International 64(08). (UMI number AAT3103288).
Vandell, D., Dadisman, K., & Gallagher, K. (1999). Another look at the elephant: Child care in the nineties. In R. Taylor (Ed.), Resilience across context: Family, work, culture and community. Hilldale NJ: Erlbaum.