Martha Mendez-Baldwin

Martha Mendez-Baldwin

Assistant Professor

Department : Psychology

Email : martha.mendezbaldwin@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7257

Office : MEM 408

Education

PHD, Fordham University
MA, Fordham University
BS, Manhattan College

Research

I am an Applied Developmental Psychologist. My specialty area is child and adolescent development. I do research on the following topics:

  • Child abuse
  • Parenting
  • Bullying
  • Adolescent Drinking & Driving
  • Impact of Same Gender High Schools
  • Impact of Therapeutic Equestrian Riding

Professional Experience

I have over 20 years experience as an Applied Developmental Psychologist with a specialty in Children & Adolescents. In addition to my academic work at Manhattan College, I conduct parent training workshop, self-esteem workshops for teens, and bully prevention workshops for children, parents, and teachers in additon to other prevention, psychoeducation, and intervention workshops and programs to foster healthy development and help ease developmental transitions. 

I am also a trained equestrian instructor and teach very young children and children with special needs to ride and work with horses.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Psi Chi: The International Honor Society for Psychology
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Honor Society
  • New England Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Intercollegial Equestrian Association

Publications & Professional Activities

Publications:

  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. & Busch-Rosnagel, N. (2003). Changes in parental sense of competence and attitudes in parents involved in a Head Start Program as a result of participation in a parent education workshop. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for Early Intervention, Volume 6 No 2 (pp. 331-344).
Conference Papers & Posters
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Servera, G. & Raju, D. (May 23, 2015). Teachers: Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Bullying and Bully Prevention.  Poster  presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Kelly, MK. (April 26, 2015). An Interactive Bully Prevention Program.  Poster presented at the 43rd annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY.

  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. , Cirillo, K., Ferrigno, M. & Argento, V.  (April 26, 2015)  An Examination of Cyber- Bullying and Social Media Use in Teens: Prevalence, Attitudes,and Behaviors.  Paper presented at the 43rd annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY.

  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. , Cirillo, K., Ferrigno, M. & Argento, V.  (October 17, 2014).  An Examination of Cyber- Bullying and Social Media Use in Teens: Prevalence, Attitudes,and Behaviors.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Lewiston, ME.

  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. (Summer 2013). Design and Evaluation of a Therapeutic Equestrian Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Manhattan College Summer Grant recipient.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. & Pugliese, A.  (April 2013). Does Bullying Take Place in Catholic Schools?  Poster presented at the 41st annual Hunter College Psycology Convention, New York, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. & Pugliese, A. (April 2103). Design & Implementation of a Bully Prevention Program: Pledges, Dolls, & Stories-A Pilot Study, Poster presented at the 41st annual Hunter College Psycology Convention, New York, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. (February 28, 2013). Bullying: Helping Teachers, Parents, and Children. Workshop presented at the National Conference on Bullying, Orlando, Fl.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Martinez, A. & Mecca, C. (April 22, 2012). Bullying: What Do Teachers Think. Poster presented at the St. John's Psychology Convention, Queens, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M.& Ferrari, K. (April 1, 2012). An Examination of Teacher's Attitudes and Confidence in Handling Bullying.  Poster presented at 40th annual Hunter College Psychology Convention and the 16 annual N.E.U.R.O.N. Conference, New York, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Spiros, K., & Thomas, D. (April 4, 2011). Expect Respect: A Self-Esteem Program for Adolescent Girls. Poster presented at the 39th annual Hunter College Psychology Convention and the 15th annual N.E.U.R.O.N. Conference, New York, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Flanagen, M. & O’Gara, A. (April 17, 2010). Self-Esteem and Sports: Basketball, Dance, and Horseback Riding. . Poster presented at the 38th annual Hunter College Psychology Convention and the 14th annual N.E.U.R.O.N. Conference, New York, NY.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Pisco, J.L., Meyerhoefer, T., & Colon, K. (April 2009) The experience of attending a same sex high school: A comparison of boys and girls. Poster presented at the 37th annual Hunter College Psychology Convention and the 13th annual N.E.U.R.O.N. Conference, New York, NY
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Grabell, N., & Lindsley, C. (March 2008). Teachers’ perceptions of bullying among early elementary school children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., & Pisco, M.J. (March 2007). An examinations of adolescents’ attitudes toward drinking and driving and alcohol related behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., Lowe, S. & Lodge, D. (March 2006). Verbal memory, puzzles, and Piagetian tasks: Comparing the abilities of preschooler. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., & Dolev, R. (March 2006). An Examination of Parenting Responses to Terrorism in Israel, North Ireland, USA, & Scotland. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological, Baltimore Association, MD.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M. (March 2005). An Examination of the Cognitive Abilities of Preschool Aged Children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Dolev, R., Zeedyk, M.S., Plunkett, S., Harris-Wyatt, Ayalon, O., Muldoon, O., Mulholland, P., Harris-O’Brien, D., Mendez-Baldwin, M., & Pelach-Galil, R. (September, 2004). The effects of exposure to terrorism on parents and their children: A cross cultural study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society: Developmental Section, Headingley, Leeds.
  • Dolev, R., Zeedyk, M.S., Plunkett, S., Harris-Wyatt, Ayalon, O., Muldoon, O., Mulholland, P., Harris-O’Brien, D., Mendez-Baldwin, M., & Pelach-Galil, R. (July, 2004). A cross-national study of parenting behaviors and attitudes toward the threat of terrorism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Lund, Sweden.
  • Mendez-Baldwin, M.M., McLean, L., Jeleneck, M., & Kaplan, M. (April, 2004). The effects of a parenting workshop for Head Start Parents on parenting stress and an evaluation of parenting stress in parents of low-income status. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington D.C.

Workshops and Intervention Programs

                         Anti- Bully Program
                         Oct 27 & 20 2014
                         St. Columbanus, Cortlandt NY
                         Bully Prevention Workshop-K- 8th grade

                         Anti- Bully Program
                         Sept 17 & 18, 2014
                         St. Patrick's School, Yorktown Hgts NY
                         Bully Prevention Workshop-K- 8th grade

                         Anti- Bully Program
                         Nov 13 & 15, 2012
                         St. Patrick's School
                         Bully Prevention Workshop-K- 8th grade

                         Bullying: What Every Parent Should Know
                         Jan 2012
                         St. Patrick's School
                         Workshop for Parents

                         Stress and Time Management for the School Administrator
                         Aug 2010
                         Yorktown Central School District
                         Staff Development

                         Expect Respect: A Self-Esteem Program for Teen Girls
                         Sept 2009-Feb 2010
                         St. Catharine Academy & Our Lady of Victory Academy

                         Keeping Families Safe: Child Abuse Prevention
                         February, 2008
                         Mosholu Montefiore Child Development Program
                         Parenting Workshop

                         Transitioning the Preschool Student: June 2007
                         Mosholu Montefiore Child Development Program
                         Teacher In-Service/Staff Development Workshop

                         Child Abuse Prevention: February 2007:
                         Mosholu Montefiore Child Development Program
                         Parenting Workshop

                         Positive Approaches to Discipline: April 2006
                         Mosholu Montefiore Child Development Program
                         Parenting Workshop

                         Discipline in the Classroom: January 2006
                         Mosholu Mtefiore Child Development Program
                         Staff Development Workshop

                         Understanding Your Teen: March 2000
                         St. Catharine Academy
                         Parenting Workshop

                         Understanding the Abused Child: April 1998
                         Children’s Safety Project- Greenwich House for Children
                         Parenting Workshop

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Manhattan College Costello Teaching Award Nominee 2013 & 2014
  • Manhattan College Summer Grant 2013
  • Who's Who Among American College Professors 2005
  • Fordham University Presidential Graduate School Scholarship 1990-1993
  • Manhattan College Medal for Psychology 1990

Grants

  • Manhattan College Summer Grant 2013

Other

Media Exposure & Expert Advice:

Latina Magazine (expected October 1, 2015)
Permissive Parenting

The Daily Voice, (Sept 1,  2015): Back to School Advice for parents
http://whiteplains.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/ease-back-to-school-anxiety-with-tips-from-westchester-education-expert/585339/

Westchester Magazine, July 1, 2015
Just What is Permissive Parenting
http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/July-2015/Just-What-Is-Permissive-Parenting/

Care.com, March 31, 2015
Parenting Advice:
http://www.care.com/a/addressing-your-childs-bad-behavior-20150331110139

Fast Company, January 22, 2015
Helping Young Girls Stay Assertive
http://www.fastcompany.com/3041179/strong-female-lead/how-we-can-help-young-girls-stay-assertive

Her Campus, March 2014
Meet MC Celebrity Dr. Mendez-Baldwin
http://www.hercampus.com/school/manhattan/meet-mc-campus-celebrity-dr-martha-mendez-baldwin

Bronx Times Reporter, October 29, 2009
Young Women Learn Accountability
article describing the Expect Respect Program at SCA and OLVA

New 12- The Bronx, October, 2007
Interview: Expert talk on Bullying

Courses Taught/Teaching

PSYC 150      Roots: Psychology 

PSYC. 203     Arches Program General Psychology

PSYC 203      Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 209      Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 310      Psychology of Developmental Disorders and Delays
PSYC 345      Psychology of Childhood
PSYC 346      Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 360      Independent Study
PSYC 375      Internship in Psychology

PSYC 330      Special Topics: Applied Developmental Psychology

Psych 330     Special Topics: Issues Affecting Today's Youth

PSYC 429      Research in Psychology
PSYC 430      Research in Psychology
PSYC 460      Independent Study
PSYC 475      Internship