Job/Research Area: Human development in the context of poverty and homelessness.
2008-2009: Graduate Research Fellowship, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
2008-2009: Edith M. Slabaugh Scholarship (Graduate Research) Florence Levy Miller and I. George Miller Memorial Scholarship, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
2008-2009: Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS), The Graduate School, The Ohio State University
2009: Jacobs Foundation International Travel Award, The Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado, April, 2009
2008: Travel Award, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Dr. Dashora's research interests include: homelessness; poverty; child and adolescent development; participatory action research; and qualitative analysis. Primarily, her research focus is on marginalized populations such as homeless adolescents and families.
Dr. Dashora's research aims to empower marginalized adolescents and families and to intervene at individual and policy levels of the ecological system. In addition, Dr. Dashora is interested in examining socio-emotional behaviors (such as attachment, self-efficacy, and coping), mental health and well-being among homeless youth and families.
2015-16: Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (SAS) research grant - Impact of a transitional supportive housing on homeless youth: a pilot study - $4961
2012-13: Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness - Empowering homeless individuals in Fort McMurray - $10,000
Graduate students currently supervised and their research topics/areas
An introduction to family dynamics from the perspective of family theory. Changes in family dynamics across the life course will be examined using theoretical concepts, research, and practical application of concepts. Prerequisite: successful completion of *60.Winter Term 2022
An in-depth exploration of several family challenges (e.g. addiction, homelessness, and childhood and adult abuse). An introduction to specific prevention and intervention approaches related to family challenges. Prerequisite: HECOL 313.Winter Term 2022
Content and philosophy of the study of the family from a human ecological perspective.Fall Term 2021
An in-depth exploration of several family challenges (e.g., addiction and homelessness). An introduction to specific intervention approaches related to family challenges. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 412.Winter Term 2022
An original research project, conducted with guidance from a faculty member, typically resulting in the preparation of a research report and a submission to a professional academic conference for a poster or paper presentation OR the preparation of a manuscript that is submitted to a scholarly journal for publication. May be taken more than once for credit.Fall Term 2021