Dolly P. Rojo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mount Saint Mary's University 
in Los Angeles
Research Interests: social and cognitive factors of bilingual language development, word learning, preschool-aged children, non-native language exposure, development of metalinguistic skills

More recent curiosities, often led by my student-researchers: implicit biases in college-course evaluations (e.g., how might instructor's attire or use of slang impact course ratings?) How do parenting styles impact children's autonomy?

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What's new?

Fall 2022
Along with 2 student-researchers in my lab (The Little Athenians Lab), we have just submitted 2 poster abstracts for the upcoming SRCD 2023 convention. Wish us luck and hope to see you in Utah! :)

Summer 2022

The last of 4 manuscripts, based on work that I completed during graduate training (at UT Austin) has now been accepted to Applied Psycholinguistics! Check out the PDF of this and my other publications, on My Publications tab! A huge congrats and thank you to my co-authors, Cathy Echols and Zenzi Griffin!

Spring 2022
Three of my current research students + one alumna presented posters at WPA 2022. See The Little Athenians Lab tab for more info about these studies, and the actual posters HERE.  
Little Athenians Lab alumna, Lesly Soto, and I wrote a manuscript about the role of parent's education and job on children's metalinguistic skills. It has been accepted, and is in press, for the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences! Keep an eye out--it will be published in volume 28, Fall 2022. Congrats, Lesly! 

Some of my lab members and I presenting at WPA 2022,
in Portland, OR