Vera Hawa

Vera Hawa

Vera Hawa

Graduate Research Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology

Vera is a second-year doctoral student in Applied Developmental Psychology, under the supervision of Dr. Curby. She received her BA in Psychology and Master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Cyprus. After completing her school psychology internship, she moved to the USA and sought several professional development opportunities. She is a Licensed School Psychologist and a member of NASP.

She is currently working at Dr. Curby's "DISC" Lab, where we examine how specific teaching practices ("emotion focused-teaching")and daily teacher-student interactions can impact children's social and emotional skills.

Vera is generally interested in early childhood development and education. Teaching and parenting practices,  social and emotional learning, disruptive behaviors and behavioral management, as well as school readiness are among the areas of her interest.