Profile: Christy Suzanne Galletta Horner
CHRISTY GALLETTA HORNER is an Assistant Professor of Assessment, Research, and Applied Statistics at Bowling Green State University. She earned a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh where she studied applied developmental psychology and research methods in the School of Education. Her research focuses on the role of emotional culture in the promotion of healthy individual and social functioning. Viewing emotions as sociocultural in nature, she prioritizes youths’ perspectives while also seeking to uncover quantifiable links between emotion-related constructs and developmental outcomes. She often uses mixed-methods designs and creative methodological approaches to address the challenges involved in this line of inquiry. Her aim is to find ways emotional transactions can be leveraged in settings such as schools, after school programs, and social media sites to help youth thrive in their environments.