Edward Lopez

Ed Lopez
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Department of Child & Family Studies
Office ETA-506
(323) 343 -4590


Edward Lopez is currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Child Developement and Family Studies at the California State University, Los Angeles. His program of research assesses the familial, schooling, and social factors contributing to academic resilience, risk, and achievement among youth from middle-childhood to adolescence and young-adulthood. Themes of identity development, mathematics achievement, and acculturation are of primary focus.


Dr. Lopez is particularly fond of teaching courses in MIddle Childhood and Adolescent Development, Ethnic Identity and Cultural Awareness, Parenting Over the Life Cycle, Fatherhood and Child Development, and Research Methods.


Partnering with Catherine Haras (Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator at CSU Los Angeles), Dr. Lopez conducted a one-year pilot in 2005 in preparation for a larger investigation assessing the impact of mathematics, science, and information literacy development on the academic performance and retention levels of 105 freshman Latino students attending CSU Los Angeles. In 2007, Dr. Lopez received a prestigious Spencer Foundation grant to replicate the study with Latino/a students at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles..




         Haras, C., Lopez, E. M., & Ferry, K. (2008). Generation 1.5, Latino students and the library: A case study. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(5), 425-433.

         Lopez, E. M., Gallimore, R., Garnier, H., & Reese, L. (2007). Preschool antecedents of mathematics achievement of Latino youth: The influence of family

                  resources, early literacy experiences, and preschool attendance. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 29(4), 456-471.

         Lopez, E. M., Wishard, A., Gallimore, R, & Rivera, W. (2006). Latino high school students’ perceptions of gangs and crews: Achievement and gender patters.

                  Journal of Adolescent Research, 10(10), 1-20.

         Denner, J., Cooper, C. R., Dunbar, N., & Lopez, E. M. (2005). Latino students in a college outreach program: Application, selection, and participation. Journal

     of Latinos and Education, 4(1), 13-27.

         Gallimore, R., & Lopez, E. M. (2002). Everyday routines, human agency, and ecocultural context: Construction and maintenance of individual habits. Th

     Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 21, 20-28.

         Lopez, E. M. (2002). Everyday habitual behaviors of Latino high school students. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 21, 29-31.

         Lopez, E. M. (2001). Guidance of Latino high school students in mathematics and career identity development. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences,





Post-Doctorate Fellow 1999-2003

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA.

Ph.D. Developmental Psychology 1999

  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA.

M.A. Developmental Psychology 1994

  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA.