Dr. Brien Ashdown | American University of Sharjah

Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology; PSY 250: Research Methods I; PSY 350: Research Methods II; PSY 351: Psychology Research Experience

Research areas

Cultural Influences on Adolescent Social Development and Identity; Parenting and Caregiving in Cultural Context; Cultural and Contextual Influences on Sexual Satisfaction; Cultural and Contextual Influences on Infidelity Behaviors

Education

PhD, Cultural And Developmental Psychology, Saint Louis University, United States, 2009
MS, Research In Cultural And Developmental Psychology, Saint Louis University, United States, 2006
BA, Psychology And Spanish Literature, Weber State University, United States, 2003

Professional experience

Associate Professor, International Studies (psychology), American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2021 - Present
Associate Professor, Psychological Science, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, New York, United States, 2017 - 2021
Assistant Professor, Psychological Science, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, New York, United States, 2011 - 2017
Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska, United States, 2009 - 2011

Memberships

Alpha Alpha Alpha: National Honor Society for First-Generation College Students, National, 2019
Developmental Psychology (Div. 7 of APA), International, 2018
Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (Div. 45 of APA), National, 2018
International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, ISIPAR, International, President, 2020-2022, 2016
American Psychological Association, APA, International, 2015
International Psychology (Div. 52 of American Psychological Association), International, 2013
International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, IACCP, International, 2012
Society for the Teaching of Psychology, STP, National, 2009
Society for Cross-Cultural Research, SCCR, International, President, 2019-2021, 2005
Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, International, International Director, 2020-current, 2002
Committee on International Relations in Psychology, American Psychological Association, CIRP, International, Co-chair, 2020 Chair, 2021, January 2019 - December 2021
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