Center for Family and Demographic Research
Professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1991
Dr. Booth’s research addresses the nature of cognitive development within socio-cultural contexts, including the investigation of the relationship between the home environment and school achievement. She has particular expertise with African children and adolescent development. Previous work has looked at the effects of migrant labor on schooling and learning in Swaziland, including the effects of parental absences on children’s school achievement.
Booth, M. Z. & Gerard, J. M. (2012). Adolescents’ stage-environment fit in middle and high school: The relationship between students’ perceptions of their schools and themselves. Youth and Society.
Booth, M.Z. & Gerard, J. (2011). "Self-esteem and academic achievement: A comparative study of adolescents in British and American schools." Compare, 41(5): 629-648.
Booth, M.Z. (2011). "This they believe: Young adolescents voice their opinions about school." Middle School Journal, 42(3): 16-23.
Nieto, C. & Booth, M.Z. (2010). "Cultural Competence: Its influence on the teaching and learning of international students." Journal of Studies in International Education, 14(4): 406-425.
Booth, M.Z. & Sheehan, H. (2008). "Perceptions of people and place: Young adolescents’ interpretation of their schools in the US and UK." Journal of Adolescent Research. 23(6): 722-744.