Linda Pallock, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice, Human Development and Family Science
Linda Pallock

McClelland Park Room 315-J
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078

"she, her, hers"

As a first-generation college student, I am proud to say that I graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  I have always had an interest in how people learn (Educational Psychology) and how various contexts (family, peers, neighborhoods, schools, culture) influence and shape development (HDFS). I worked as an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University teaching Educational Psychology in the Department of Education. I was also an Assistant Professor at Kent State in the HDFS department where I mainly taught classes in Child and Adolescent Development.

Searching for sunshine and wanting to combine these two fields of study, the perfect job opportunity presented itself at the University of Arizona – a position where I would teach classes in development, but my research would focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).  I absolutely love teaching, working with and helping students, and watching them graduate and go into the workplace or on to graduate or professional school.  My research interests are in SoTL and in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging.

Areas of Expertise

Child Development


Young Adulthood



Cultural Identity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Research Focus

My research examines the influences of ethnic and American identity on the psychological well being of adolescents and emerging adults.  It also explores what it means to be American, attitudes towards who is considered American, and feelings of social acceptance.  Overall, I am interested in the various ways diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging impact students experiences in the classroom and on campus and whether it impacts their psychological well-being, retention, and academic achievement.



Current Projects



Subjects Taught

Infancy and Child Development

Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Practices

Sociocultural Contexts of Development 

Issues in Aging