Faculty & Staff

Andrea Mata, Ph.D.
Andrea Mata, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Faculty Athletics Representative
Year started at UF: 2012
Contact Information
Office Location: 200 Howard Street G
Telephone: 419-434-5785
Credentials
Ph.D, Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
B.S., Valparaiso University
  • Academic Credentials:

    Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
    Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Valparaiso University


    Dr. Andrea D. Mata obtained her B.S. in Psychology with minors in Criminology and Urban Studies from Valparaiso University.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from Kent State University.  Dr. Mata completed her internship at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska where she conducted therapy with antisocial and aggressive adolescent females.  She chose to come to The University of Findlay because it allows her to teach in a liberal arts setting, conduct research, and eventually practice with children, adolescents, and their families.  Dr. Mata has four broad areas of research: extracurricular activity involvement, the development of antisocial and aggressive behaviors, romantic relationships, and suicide.  She has a relatively active research lab that currently consists of one graduate research assistant and two undergraduate research assistants. 
  • Psi Chi  Faculty 

    Athletics Representative 

    Athletics Committee

  • Segool, N., von der Embse, N., Mata, A. D., & Gallant, J.  (2014).  Empirical validation of a cognitive behavioral model of test anxiety.  School Mental Health, 6(1), 50-61. 

    von der Embse, N., Mata, A. D., Segool, N., & Scott, E. C.  (2014).  Latent profile analyses of test anxiety: A pilot study.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32(2), 165-172.  

    Schinka, K. C., van Dulmen, M. H. M., Mata, A. D., Bossarte, R. M., & Swahn, M. H.  (2013).  Psychosocial predictors and outcomes of loneliness trajectories from childhood to early adolescence.  Journal of Adolescence, 36(6), 1251-1260. 

    van Dulmen, M. H. M., Mata, A. D., Claxton, S. E., Klipfel, K. M., Schinka, K. C., Swahn, M. H., & Boassarte, R. M.  (2013).  Longitudinal associations between violence and suicidality from adolescence into adulthood.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(5), 523-531.  

    Mata, A. D., van Dulmen, M. H. M.  Schinka, K. C., Swahn, M. H., Bossarte, R. M., & Flannery, D. J.  (2012).  Extracurricular activity involvement indirectly affects adolescent suicidality through school belongingness.  Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 7(4), 347-356.      

    Mata, A. D., & van Dulmen, M. H. M.  (2012).  Group-based modeling of time spent in structured activities trajectories from middle childhood into early adolescence.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 58(4), 463-488. 

    Mata, A. D., & van Dulmen, M. H. M.  (2012).  Adult-onset antisocial behavior trajectories: Associations with adolescent family processes and emerging adulthood functioning.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(1), 177-193.  

    van Dulmen, M. H. M., Mata, A. D., Klipfel, K. M.  (2012).  Enhancing the assessment of psychological  abuse through observational methodology.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(4), 812-823. 

    van Dulmen, M. H. M., Klipfel, K. M., Mata, A. D., Schinka, K. C., Claxton, S. E., Swahn, M. H., & Bossarte, R. M.  (2012).  Cross-lagged effects between intimate partner violence and suicidality from adolescence into adulthood.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 510-516.  

    Flannery, D. J., van Dulmen, M. H. M., & Mata, A. D.  (2010).  Developmental trajectories of exposure to violence.  In M. J. Delisi & K. M. Beaver (Eds.), Criminological theory: A life-course approach (pp. 121-132).  Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.  

    Mata, A. D., Schinka, K. C., & van Dulmen, M. H. M.  (2009).  Amount of time in extracurricular activities impact on parenting and adolescent behavior problems.  In P. H. Krause & T. M. Dailey (Eds.), Handbook of parenting: Styles, stresses, and strategies (pp. 165-173).  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.  


  • APPEARANCES

    Dr. Mata was a recent guest on KCUR 89.3 FM – Kansas City Public Media, part of the NPR digital network. She discussed the topic of the effects of extracurricular activities on children.  Hear the podcast by clicking here.