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David Becerra

Curriculum Vitae 2010

Colorado State University College of Applied Human Sciences School of Social Work, 117A 1586 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586 (970) 491-4136 E-mail: [email protected] EDUCATION PhD, 2008. Arizona State University. Major: Social Work. Specialization: Social Policy. Dissertation: Differences in Perceptions to Barriers in Education Among Latinos in the U.S. (Elizabeth Segal, Ph.D., Committee Chair, Barbara Robles, Ph.D., Committee Member, Stephen Kulis, Ph.D., Committee Member). MSW, 2004. Arizona State University. Major: Social Work. Advanced Generalist. Applied Project: Lost in Paradise: A Needs Assessment for an Hispanic Community in the Paradise Valley School District. (Melissa Lavitt, Ph.D., Advisor). BA, 1996. Cum Laude. Arizona State University. Major: Education. Specialization: Secondary Education: History. (Billie Enz, Ph.D., Undergraduate Advisor). ACADEMIC POSITIONS August 2008 ­ Present: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. January 2008 ­ May 2008: Instructor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SPECIALIZATION Latino Youth: · Substance abuse and prevention among adolescents in the U.S. and Mexico · Acculturation related issues among Latino parents and children in the U.S. · Academic achievement · Migration and immigration · Poverty and economic inequality

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PUBLICATIONS Becerra, D. (in press). Differences in perceptions of barriers to college enrollment and the completion of a degree among Latinos in the U.S. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Becerra, D., Gurrola, M., Ayón, C., Androff, D., Krysik, J., Gerdes, K., Moya-Salas, L., & Segal, E. (in press). Poverty and other factors affecting migration intentions among adolescents in Mexico. Journal of Poverty. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., FitzHarris, B., & Becerra, D. (in press). Acculturation gaps and problem behaviors among U.S. Southwestern Mexican youth. Social Work Forum. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Hussaini, S.K., Nieri, T.A., & Becerra D. (in press). Gender differences in the effect of linguistic acculturation on substance use among Mexicanorigin youth in the Southwest U.S. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Marsiglia, F.F., Yabiku, S.T., Kulis, S., Nieri, T., Parsai, M., & Becerra, D. (in press). The influence of linguistic acculturation and gender on the initiation of substance use among Mexican heritage preadolescents in the borderlands. Journal of Early Adolescence. Yabiku, S.T., Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Parsai, M.B., Becerra, D., & del Colle, M. (in press). Parental monitoring and changes in substance use among Latino/a and Non-Latino/a pre-adolescents in the Southwest. Substance Use & Misuse. Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S., Martínez Rodríguez, G., Becerra, D. & Castillo, J. (2009). Cultural specific youth substance abuse resistance skills: Applicability and generalizabiltity on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(2) 152-164. Marsiglia, F.F., Nieri, T., & Becerra, D. (2008). Substance-abuse prevention and treatment: Challenges and opportunities. In R. Melnick (Ed.), Greater Phoenix forward: Sustaining and enhancing the human services infrastructure. (pp. 68-77). Morrison Institute of Public Policy. Arizona State University. Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Castillo, J., Becerra, D., & Nieri, T. (2008). Drug resistance strategies and substance use among adolescents in Monterrey, Mexico. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 29, 167-192. Marsiglia, F.F. & Becerra, D. (2008). Alcohol and drug problems: Prevention. Encyclopedia of Social Work (Vol. 1, pp. 141-147). Oxford University Press. In The

Becerra, D. (2007). Critical theory and critical thinking: The failure of social work education. Perspectives on Social Work, 5(1), 15-17.

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MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS Becerra, D., Castillo, J., & Welch, G.W. The influence of peer drug norms on substance use among adolescents in Mexico. (Submitted to International Social Work, January 15, 2010). Becerra, D. & Castillo, J. Substance use among adolescents in Mexico: Exploring the differential impact of parental support and monitoring by gender. (Submitted to the Journal of Social Work, December 20, 2009). Becerra, D. The relationship between pre-migration acculturation and substance use among adolescents in Mexico. (Submitted to Social Work Research, December 15, 2009). Becerra, D. The impact of anti-immigration policies and discrimination in the U.S. on migration intentions among Mexican adolescents. (Submitted to the International Migration, November 27, 2009). Segal, E., Androff, D., Ayón, D., Becerra, D., Gurrola, M., Krysik, J., Moya-Salas, L., & Gerdes, K. The deleterious consequences of immigration policy upon immigrant children's well-being. (Submitted to the Journal of Children & Poverty, October 16, 2009). Becerra, D. The relationship between different measures of acculturation and perceptions of educational barriers of Latino K-12 students. (Submitted to Children & Schools, October 10, 2009). Ayón, C., Krysik, J., Gerdes, K., Segal, E., Androff, D., Becerra, D., Gurrola, M., & MoyaSalas, L. Latino children's mental health and the public child welfare system: A look at the role of generation and origin. (Submitted to Journal of Public Child Welfare, September 1, 2009). Castillo, J. & Becerra, D. Risk and protective factors for Latino adolescents: The role of parental communication and parental monitoring on Latino adolescents' recent substance use. (Submitted to the Youth & Society, August 28, 2009). Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Hoffman, S., Calderón-Tena, C.O., Becerra, D., & Alvarez, D. Exploring migration-related protective/risk factors and substance use among youth in central Mexico. (Submitted to Drug and Alcohol Dependence, August 15, 2009). Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Hussaini, S.K., Nieri, T., & Becerra, D. Comparing measures of acculturation and their link to substance use among U.S. 5th graders of Mexican heritage. (Submitted to the Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, May 5, 2008).

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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS Prevention, Empowerment, and Resiliency Collaborative (PERC) (2009 ­ 2012). Co-Principal Investigator. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (1U79SM059574-01). Amount Awarded: $1,195,812. Seasonal and Migrant Worker Mental and Physical Health: The Impact of Stress and Substance Use (20092010). Co-Principal Investigator. High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. Amount Awarded: $16,572.

MANUSCRTIPS IN PROGRESS Becerra, D. & Castillo, J. Financial knowledge and practices among low socioeconomic status individuals. Castillo, J. & Becerra, D. Examining social work students' perceptions of social welfare policy in society and in social work education Becerra, D. The initial psychometric properties of the perceived discrimination in the U.S. (PDIUS) scale Becerra, D. & Castillo, J. Education and migration intentions among adolescents in Mexico. Castillo, J. & Becerra, D. The effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program in reducing substance use among Latino adolescents.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Becerra, D. (January, 2010). The relationship between pre-migration acculturation and substance use among adolescents in Mexico. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, California. Yabiku, S.T., Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Parsai, M.B., Becerra, D., & del Colle, M. (August, 2009). Parental monitoring and changes in substance use among Latino/a and non-Latino/a pre-adolescents in the Southwest. Paper presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), San Francisco, California. Marsiglia, F.F. Kulis, S., Hoffman, S.G., Calderon, C., Becerra, D., & Alvarez, D. (June, 2009). Exploring migration intentions and illicit drug use, offers, and exposure, among youth in central Mexico. Poster presented at the 2009 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Forum, Reno, Nevada.

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Marsiglia, F.F. Kulis, S., Hoffman, S.G., Calderon, C., Becerra, D., & Alvarez, D. (May, 2009). Alcohol use among youth in central Mexico. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Society for Prevention Research, Washington D.C. Marsiglia, F.F. Kulis, S., Hoffman, S.G., Calderon, C., Becerra, D., & Alvarez, D. (March, 2009). Exploring migration intentions and illicit drug use, offers, and exposure, among youth in central Mexico. Poster presented at the 7th Annual SIRC Research Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. Becerra, D. (January, 2009). Differences in perceptions of barriers in higher education among Latinos in the U.S. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, Louisiana. Becerra, D. (January, 2009). Perceptions of barriers to K-12 academic achievement among Latinos in the U.S. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, Louisiana. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Yabiku, S.T., Nieri, T., Parsai, M., & Becerra, D. (January, 2009) Linguistic acculturation and the initiation of substance use among Mexican-heritage children from 5th to 7th grade. Paper presented as part of the Acculturation and Health Behavior Among Latino Adolescents: Advances in Statistical Modeling of Mediation Processes and Longitudinal Trajectories, symposium presentation at the 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, Louisiana. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Fitzharris, B., & Becerra, D. (October, 2008). Parent-child acculturation gaps in Latino immigrant families and youth problem behaviors in the southwest. Paper presented at the 136th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Diego, California. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Yabiku, S.T., Nieri, T., Parsai, M., & Becerra, D. (April, 2008). Linguistic acculturation and the initiation of substance use: Health disparities within Mexican/American students. Poster presented at the 6th Annual SIRC Research Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., Fitzharris, B., & Becerra, D. (2008, January). Parent-child acculturation gaps in Latino immigrant families and youth problem behaviors in the southwest. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C. Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Castillo, J., & Becerra, D. (2007, August). Drug resistance strategies and substance use among adolescents in Monterrey, Mexico. Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, New York. Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Shahan, K., Crossman, A., & Becerra, D. (2007, May-June). Drug resistance strategies of 5th grade students in the southwest. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

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Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Castillo, J., & Becerra, D. (2007, April). Drug resistance strategies and substance use among adolescents in Monterrey, Mexico. Poster presented at the 4th Annual SIRC Research Conference, Tempe Arizona. Marsiglia, F.F., Kulis, S., FitzHarris, B., & Becerra, D. (2007, April). Parent-child acculturation gaps in Latino immigrant families and youth problem behaviors. Poster presented at the 5th Annual SIRC Research Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Castillo, J., & Becerra, D. (2007, January). Strategies of Mexican youth for resisting drug offers and their relationship to substance use. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, California. Rimsza, M., Bailey, K., Becerra, D., FitzHarris, B., Gurrola, M., Parsai, M., & Shahan, K. (2006, December). Cesarean section rates: Teaching vs. non-teaching hospitals. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F. F., Martinez Rodriguez, G., Castillo, J. & Becerra, D. (2006, April). Drug resistance strategies and substance use among adolescents in Monterrey, Mexico. Paper presented at the VII Congreso Internacional de Adicciones, Guadalajara, México. Miller-Loessi, K. & Becerra, D. (2006, April). Arizona mining towns youth survey. Poster presented at the 4th Annual SIRC Research Conference, Tempe, Arizona. Miller-Loessi, K., Moya-Salas, L., Becerra, D., Ryan, L., Nieri, T. Lee, J., & Harrison, J. (2006, April). Community economic volatility and substance use among youth: The case of Arizona copper mining towns. Paper presented at the 77th Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, Hollywood, California. INVITED PRESENTATIONS Becerra, D. (2009, April). Factors affecting migration intentions among adolescents in Mexico. Presented at the Social Work Research Series. Colorado State University. Becerra, D. (2008, November). Culturally competent social work practice: Working in the Latino community. Presented at the Student Masters Social Work in Action Colloquium. Colorado State University. Marsiglia, F.F. & Becerra, D. (2007, April). Disparities in access to behavioral health services for Arizona Latino Children. Presentation to the meeting of the Latino Caucus of Arizona Legislators, Phoenix, Arizona.

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RESEARCH Southwest Collaborative on Immigration Inequality and Poverty (SCIIP) · Founding member · Current Faculty Associate SCIIP unites researchers and scholars from various universities in the U.S. and Mexico to conduct research on issues regarding migration, immigration, inequality and poverty. Current SCIIP projects: · The Impact of Poverty on Migration Intentions Among Adolescents in Mexico (May 2008 ­ present) PI- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado CoPI- Maria Gurrola, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California · Financial Behaviors Among Impoverished Latinos (June 2008 ­ present) PI- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado · Anti-immigration Laws in the U.S. and Perceived Discrimination among Latino Immigrants (January 2010 ­ present) PI- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Additional Research Projects: Community College Transfer Study (January 2010 ­ present) PI- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado This study will examine the factors that promote or inhibit successful transfers from community colleges in Colorado to Colorado State University. Financial Literacy and Behavior Study (January 2009 ­ present) PI- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Collaborators- The Colorado Asset Building Coalition, Denver, Colorado This study examines the financial literacy and economic behaviors of low income residents in Colorado. Collaboration and Exchange Across the Border: Pathways to Create a Better Understanding of Poverty (January 2009 ­ June 2009) PI- Elizabeth Segal, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona CoPI- Silvia Nuñez García, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City Collaborator- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado This project utilized an international collaborative approach to the study of poverty and migration in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.

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Academic Achievement, Substance Abuse, and Migration Intentions Study (September 2008 ­ present) PI- David Becerra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado CoPI- Maria Guadalupe Lopez Meza, Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica (CONALEP), Tijuana, México. This study examines the relationship between academic achievement, migration intentions, and health of adolescents living in Tijuana, Mexico.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Fall 2006 Spring 2007 Spring 2008 Fall 2008 Fall 2008 Spring 2009 SWG 591--- Latinos, Financial Services, and Community Asset Building (Teaching Assistant) SWG 632--Social Policy and Services II (Teaching Assistant) SWG 632--Social Policy and Services II (Instructor) SOWK 410--Social Welfare Policy SOWK 630C--Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups SOWK 633--Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis

Summer 2009 SOWK 610--Theoretical Analysis of Large Client Systems Fall 2009 Fall 2009 SOWK 630C-- Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups SOWK 410--Social Welfare Policy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE August 2005 ­ March 2008: Clinical Consultant, Valle del Sol, Inc. Provided clinical recommendations based on best practices for children and adolescents utilizing wraparound services. Provided clinical assistance to therapists, case managers, and family support partners throughout the Youth Services Department. Supervised the Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescent substance abuse. Supervised Anger Management Group facilitators and the Child and Family Team Coach. Served as a liaison to external collaborative agencies to ensure the delivery of adequate and clinically appropriate services to families. Provided trainings to staff, in collaboration with others, on best practices.

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April 2004 ­ August 2005: Counselor II, Valle del Sol, Inc. Provided therapy to children, adolescents, and families. Conducted assessments of children and families seeking behavioral health services. Focused on helping families utilize their unique strengths, to help them overcome their challenges, and meet their needs. September 2002 ­ April 2004: Intern, Valle del Sol, Inc. Provided counseling to children, adolescents and families. Provided referrals or made available, community resources for families in need of case management. Developed and implemented a needs assessment for the Palomino Community in Phoenix, Arizona. September 2000 ­ May 2002: Teacher, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, Arizona Teaching areas: World History, U.S. History, Bilingual World History February 1999 ­ June 2000: Teacher, Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego, California Teaching areas: 10th Grade Academy - Social Studies, World Cultures, and English.

SERVICE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Reviewer (2008): Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Excellence in Research Award. Reviewer (2009 ­ Present): Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies. Reviewer (2009): Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Excellence in Research Award. Reviewer (2009 ­ Present): Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Reviewer (2009 ­ Present): Oxford University Press.

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UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, & SCHOOL SERVICE University Member (2009 ­ Present): Transfer Student Experience Committee School of Social Work Faculty Advisor (2008 ­ Present): Masters in Social Work Student Association Member (2008 ­ Present): Student Affairs and Admissions Committee

COMMUNITY SERVICE & OUTREACH Consultant (2008 ­ Present): Colorado Asset Building Coalition Consultant (2008 ­ Present): Community Organizing to Reach Empowerment (CORE) Center Advisory Council Member (2009 ­ Present): Prevention, Empowerment, and Resiliency Collaborative (PERC) Consultant (2009 ­ Present): Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica (CONALEP), Tijuana, México

HONORS

Invited Faculty Speaker, MSW Convocation: May 2009 Hispanic Honor Society: August 2002 ­ May 2004 Dean's Honor List: 1992 -1996 Golden Key National Honor Society: 1995 Kappa Delta Pi: Education Honor Society, 1995 Phi Alpha Theta: Honor Society in History, 1995 The Gamma Beta Phi Society: 1994 Alpha Lambda Delta: National Honor Society for Freshmen, 1993

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS

Exploring Connections Between Children's Anger, Unresolved Grief, and Escalating Conflict Multifaceted, Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Trauma & PTSD Bipolar Disorder and Other Major Mood Disorders in Youth and Adulthood Anxiety Disorders: Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment Collaborative Therapy With Multi-Stressed Families Understanding Psychiatric Pharmacology Cultural Competency Behavioral Health Ethics Medicaid Modernization Human Subjects Protection Research Training

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

National Association of Social Workers Society for Social Work and Research

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