Jamilia Blake's Portrait

Jamilia Blake

Associate Professor

College of Education & Human Development

Biography

Jamilia Blake studies the causes and effects of bullying at school and its impact on victims.

Specifically, she is interested in exploring peer-directed aggression in ethnic/minority populations and females and the relation between peer-directed aggression and children’s psychological/social adjustment, academic achievement, and familial risk and protective factors.

She is also interested in the application of multivariate analytic approaches to clinical and developmental research.

She is co-author of the report Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, which focuses on adult perceptions of black girls and found that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers. She also was a member of one of eight interdisciplinary research projects that shared $7 million in funding from Round 2 of Texas A&M University’s X-grants program, an initiative of the 10-year, $100 million President’s Excellence Fund. Her project is titled Eliminating Bias in School Discipline Through Teacher Training.”

Blake is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development.

She earned a BS and MS in psychology, and a PhD in educational psychology, all from the University of Georgia.