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Tirrell, JM-CV-May 2015

  1. 1. Jonathan M. Tirrell 1 CURRICULUM VITAE Jonathan M. Tirrell ADDRESS: Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development 105 College Avenue Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 Phone: 508-523-6062 Email: jonathan.tirrell@tufts.edu EDUCATION: Ph.D., 2017 (anticipated): Tufts University, Medford, MA Child Study and Human Development M.A., 2015: Tufts University, Medford, MA Child Study and Human Development B.A., 2009: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Psychology Concentration: Abnormal Child Development B.A., 2009: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Visual and Performing Arts – Music Concentration: Classical Music Theory and Composition HONORS: AWARDS - Simons Foundation Travel Grant, to present at IMFAR 2011 - Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences, Award in Science, awarded April 2009 - Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences, Mary Louise Larrabbee Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, awarded April 2009 - Fairfield University Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Mary Louise Larrabbee Prize in Visual and Performing Arts, awarded May 2009 - Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Fulbright Research Grant (awarded as designated alternate due to funding), awarded April 2009 - MTV Networks on Campus, Inc., Best Music on Campus Award, awarded August 2007 SOCIETIES - Psi Chi, International Honor Society for Psychology, inducted May 2008 - Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society for community service, inducted May 2008 - Phi Beta Kappa Society, inducted May 2008
  2. 2. Jonathan M. Tirrell 2 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development 2014-present Tufts University, Medford, MA Graduate Research Assistant, Arthur Interactive Media Study/ The Buddy Project PI: Dr. Richard M. Lerner - Data management coordinator - Data collection and management protocol development - Grant proposal development - Survey and measure development - Curriculum development for media-based social and emotional learning and character education - Data collection, working with local elementary schools YouthBEAT Consortium for Research in Arts and Youth Development 2012-2014 Tufts University, Medford, MA Graduate Research Assistant, YouthBEAT Research on Music and Youth Development, Evaluation of Berklee College of Music’s City Music Program for underserved youth PI: Dr. Kathleen A. Camara - Data collection and recruitment of programs - Measure development and data analysis - Grant proposal development Yale Child Study Center, Autism Program 2011-2012 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Research Assistant, Child Neuroscience Laboratory PI: Dr. Kevin A. Pelphrey - Data collection and recruitment of families with children with autism - Primary intervention behavior therapist for 4- to 6-year-olds with autism - Administered screening, diagnostic, and clinical assessments for school-age children - Trained research assistants on clinical assessment administration - Designed stimuli for eye-tracking studies Yale Child Study Center, Autism Program 2009-2012 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Research Assistant, Simons Simplex Collection Study PI: Dr. Ami Klin - Data collection and recruitment of families with children with autism - Research visit coordinator - Administered screening, diagnostic, and clinical assessments for school-age children - Promoted and disseminated research at community events and conferences
  3. 3. Jonathan M. Tirrell 3 Yale Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Mental Health Center 2008-2009 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Research Assistant, PRIME Psychosis Prodrome Research Clinic Research Assistant, STEP Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis Clinic PIs: Dr. Scott Woods & Dr. Thomas McGlashan - Data collection and management - Recruitment and participant maintenance - Administered neuropsychological assessments - Assisted in leading group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions for outpatients with psychosis Fairfield Department of Psychology, Cognitive Aging Lab Summer 2008 Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT PI: Dr. Linda Henkel - Data collection and management for memory-based study - Participant recruitment and scheduling - Built and maintained a national reference database of active cognitive research TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Tufts Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development 2012-2014 Tufts University, Medford, MA Graduate Teaching Assistant Professors: Jayanthi Mistry, Qualitative and Ethnographic Research Methods, Fall 2014 Mary Casey, Parent-Child Relations, Fall 2013 Kathleen Camara, Research Design and Methods, Fall 2012 - Provided constructive criticism and feedback to undergraduate and graduate level-students through grading class assignments and papers - Worked with faculty members to create and compile syllabi, course reading lists, and assignments - Assisted faculty members in related research projects - Attended classes and held weekly office hours to assist students OUTREACH & APPLIED EXPERIENCE Vineyard Community Offerings 2014-present Greater Boston Vineyard Church, Cambridge, MA Curriculum Development Consultant - Character education consultant and curriculum development for community- based after-school and summer youth programs - Designed curriculum and activities for a soccer camp focused on character development - Designed curriculum and activities for leadership and peer mentoring
  4. 4. Jonathan M. Tirrell 4 Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center 2009-2011 Autism Services and Resources, Wallingford, CT One-to-One Mentor - Served as one-to-one mentor for school-aged children with autism - Assisted in designing and implementing summer activities for children with autism and their families ABCD Head Start Preschool 2008-2009 Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc., Bridgeport, CT Music Activities Coordinator - Designed and implemented a music-based curriculum for preschool-aged children - Adapted principles of music therapy to foster social and emotional learning in the classroom Emoyeni USA and Emoyeni South Africa 2007, 2012 Emoyeni Mission, Centerville, MA and Nelspruit, South Africa Project Manager - Worked with project director to manage a non-profit mission organization serving children orphaned in South Africa - Coordinated medical/ dental missions, construction missions, and donation and sponsorship missions - Promoted the mission at conferences and community events - Participated in a medical/ dental mission to South Africa in 2012 CLINICAL TRAINING & EXPERIENCE Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Koegel Autism Center, University of California, Santa Barbara - Trained and certified (Level II) in PRT for children with autism spectrum disorders - Served as primary clinician in a PRT intervention study, conducting 6-8 hours per week of intervention - Received 1-2 hours per week of direct supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Connecticut Mental Health Center - Trained in CBT for adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, and psychosis - Served as co-clinician in group CBT sessions for psychosis - Received 1 hour per week of direct supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist and CBT specialist
  5. 5. Jonathan M. Tirrell 5 Music Therapy - Designed and completed an undergraduate internship working with board- certified music therapists and license creative arts therapists to receive training and experience in various approaches to music therapy - Served as co-clinician in both individual and group music-therapy sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings - Experienced in applications of music therapy for children with developmental disabilities and for children and adults with anxiety, depression, and psychosis Assessment Instrument Training Trained and experienced with the following psychological assessment instruments: - Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales – Second Edition (VABS-II) - Differential Abilities Scales – Second Edition (DAS-II) - Comprehensive Test of Phonological Functioning (CTOPP) - Peabody Picture Vocabulary Task – Fourth Edition (PPVT-4) - Purdue Pegboard Dexterity Test DATA ANALYSIS & PROGRAMMING SKILLS: Database and Statistical Analysis Software: SPSS, Mplus, Access, NVivo MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES Bowers, E.P., Wang, J., Tirrell, J.M., & Lerner, R.M. (in preparation). Characteristics of mentoring programs and youth intentional self regulation: Mentor-mentee relationships as moderators and mediators. Bowers, E.P., Wang, J., Tirrell, J.M., & Lerner, R.M. (in preparation). The GPS to Success program: Evidence-based guidelines for practitioners. Bowers, E.P., Wang, J., Tirrell, J.M., & Lerner, R.M. (in press). A cross-lagged model of the development of mentor-mentee relationships and intentional self regulation in adolescence. Journal of Community Psychology. Bowers, E.P., Hilliard, L.J., Stacey, D.S., Wartella, K., Tirrell, J.M., Greenman, K.N., Doering, C., Johnson, H.L., Lerner, R.M. (under review). The potential of digital media and cross-age peer mentoring to promote character. Journal of Youth Development. Mistry, J., Li, J., Yoshikawa, H., Tseng, V., Tirrell, J.M., Kiang, L., Mistry, R., & Wang, Y. (under review). An integrated conceptual framework for developmental research on Asian American children and youth. Child Development.
  6. 6. Jonathan M. Tirrell 6 Voos, A.C., Pelphrey, K.A., Tirrell, J., Bolling, D.Z., Vander Wyk, B., Kaiser, M.D., McPartland, J.C., Volkmar, F.R., & Ventola, P. (2013). Neural mechanisms of improvements in social motivation after Pivotal Response Treatment: Two case studies. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(1), 1-10. CHAPTERS Bowers, E.P., Johnson, S.K., Warren, D.J.A., Tirrell, J.M., & Lerner, J.V. (in press). Youth- adult relationships and positive youth development. In Bowers et al. (Eds.), Promoting Positive Youth Development: Lessons from the 4-H Study. New York, NY: Springer. Lerner, R. M., Wang, J., Hershberg, R. M., Buckingham, M. H., Harris, E. M., Tirrell, J., & Bowers, E. P. (in press). Positive youth development among minority youth: A relational developmental systems model. In N. J. Cabrera & B. Leyendecker, Positive Development of Minority Children. Springer: Netherlands. POSTERS & PRESENTATIONS: Bowers, E.P., Hilliard, L.J., Stacey, D.S., Wartella, K., Tirrell, J.M., McClain, A., Nguyen, M., & Haber, A. (2015, March). The Arthur Interactive Media Study: The potential of digital media and cross-age peer mentoring to promote character development. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. Camara, K.A., Tirrell, J.M., & Spooner, Z.M. (2013, June). Being “in tune:” Character development through participation in contemporary music ensembles. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL. Camara, K.A., Spooner, Z.M., & Tirrell, J.M. (2013, May). Contemporary youth ensembles as communities for creative collaboration. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Taipei, Taiwan. Tirrell, J.M. (2013, May). The power of community music: Implications for AIDS orphans in South Africa. Poster presented at the 4th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Taipei, Taiwan. Ventola, P., Levine, M., Tirrell, J., DePedro, D., & Tsatsanis, K. (2011, May). Cognitive profiles in children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the 10th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, CA. Ventola, P., Tirrell, J., Levine, M., & Tsatsanis, K. (2010, November). Executive functioning profiles in children with ASD. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Connecticut Psychological Association Convention, Hartford, CT.
  7. 7. Jonathan M. Tirrell 7 Ventola, P., Levine, M., Tirrell, J., & Tsatsanis, K. (2010, November). Relationship between executive functioning, autistic symptomatology, and adaptive behavior. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Connecticut Psychological Association Convention, Hartford, CT. Ventola, P., Tirrell, J., Levine, M., & Tsatsanis, K. (2010, May). Executive functioning profiles in children with ASD. Poster presented at the 9th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA. Ventola, P., Levine, M., Tirrell, J., & Tsatsanis, K. (2010, May). Relationship between executive functioning, autistic symptomatology, and adaptive behavior. Poster presented at the 9th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA.

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