Niccolls Building, Room 302C
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3183
Moscow, ID 83844-3183
Please contact Shiyi Chen to learn about graduate student opportunities.
My primary responsibilities include conducting research and teaching classes related to child development, early childhood education and family development.
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2019
M.S., Missouri State University, 2012
B.S., Shanghai Normal University, 2010
- Teacher-child relationships
- Children’s cognitive development
- Early language and literacy pedagogy
- Teacher preparation (early STEM education)
- Chen, S., Phillips, B. and Izci, B. (2018). Teacher-child conflict in Head Start: Exploring roles of children’s behavior, teachers’ stress and biases, and classroom environment. Early Child Development and Care. 118(12), 1633-1647. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2018.1524378
- Chen, S., and Phillips, B. (2018). Factors that influence preschool teacher-child relationships at Head Start — A pilot study. Qualitative Review, 23(1), 80-97. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss1/6
- Philips, B,, Tabulda, G., Ingrole, S, A., Burris, P, W., Sedgwick, T, K., and Chen, S. (2016). Syntax intervention with high-need prekindergarten students: A randomized trial. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 59 (6), 1409-1420. doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L-15-0155
- Geesa, R., Izci, B., Song, H., and Chen, S. (in press). Exploring the impacts of home environment on children’s mathematics and science achievement: A cross-cultural examination using TIMSS data. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.
- Chen, S., Phillips, B., and Dong, S. (in preparation). Preschool teachers’ pedagogical beliefs about language and literacy instructions.
- Geesa, R., Izci, B., Chen, S. and Song, H., (in preparation). Gender, attitudes, and cognitive skills in fourth and eighth graders’ science achievement across three countries.
- Chen, S, Phillips, B., and Lonigan, C. (in preparation). Child social and learning behaviors and school readiness: The mediating role of teacher-child relationship quality.
After living in China, Missouri and Florida, Shiyi finally answered the call of the wild and made the beautiful Pacific Northwest her home. Shiyi loves spending time in the great outdoors, exploring new recipes, books and music. The two pillars of Shiyi’s professional identity involve research and teaching. Her research is driven by the need to improve academic and developmental outcomes for young children, especially for those who are at risk. The courses that Shiyi teaches are also closely related to child development.
- Purdue University Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence Fellowship, 2019
- Florida State University Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award, 2019
- Chen, Shiyi (PI). Exploring Teacher and Child Factors that Influence Preschool Teachers Perceived Relationship with Children Living in Poverty. Funded by Florida State University Dissertation Grant, 2018
- Society for Research in Child Development Conference Travel Award, 2019
- Nominee. Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2019
- American Educational Research Association Conference Travel Scholarship, 2018
- Council on Research in Education travel award, 2018
- Learning and Cognition Graduate Research Award, 2017
- Finalist. College of Education Three Minutes Thesis, 2018
- Finalist. Robert M. Gagné Research Prize, 2017