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Cynthia Buettner

Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Human Development and Family Science

(614) 247-7854
buettner.16@osu.edu

Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2004
    Concentration: Human Development and Family Science
    Advisor: Dr. David W. Andrews
    Dissertation: Parties, Police, and Pandemonium: An Exploratory Study of Mixed-Issue Campus Disturbances.
  • M.A., Interpersonal Communication, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 1994
    Concentration: Organizational Communication and Development
  • B.A., Classical Languages, Speech and Theatre Arts, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, 1976 (magna cum laude)
    Concentration: Secondary Education

Experience

  • Present
    Associate Professor, Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.
  • 10/2007 to 2013
    Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.
  • 11/2005 to Present
    Director, The Ohio Collaborative, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Direct all aspects of The Ohio Collaborative, a research and policy analysis center focused on conducting and disseminating research for improving schools and the lives of children and families.
  • 7/2006 to 10/2007
    Director of Research, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Directed research development and support services of the college’s office of research.
  • 8/2003 to 7/2006
    Director of Special Projects, College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Directed research, programmatic, and administrative projects for the Dean of Human Ecology.
  • 9/2001 to 8/2003
    Research Associate, Center for Learning Excellence, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Research assistantship in the area of prevention/intervention strategies for children and youth.

Teaching History

  • HDFS 6780         Instructor, Research Seminar, The Ohio State University, Autumn 2013
  • HDFS 4960         Instructor, Developmental and Prevention Science Research Methods, The Ohio State University, Spring 2013
  • HDFS 670.03     Instructor, Courtship and Marriage, The Ohio State University, Winter 2012
  • HDFS 862           Instructor, Prevention & Intervention Research: Theory, Development & Evaluation, The Ohio State University, Winter 2011
  • HDFS 670.03     Instructor, Courtship and Marriage, The Ohio State University, Winter 2010
  • HDFS 670.03     Instructor, Courtship and Marriage, The Ohio State University, Winter 2009
  • HDFS 670.03     Instructor, Courtship and Marriage, The Ohio State University, Winter 2008

Master’s and Doctoral Committees

Completed:

  • Lieny Jeon, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of dissertation committee, “ The Effects of Family, Neighborhood, and Child Care Contexts on Preschool Children's School Readiness.” Graduation: May 2013.
  • Eun Hye Hur, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of candidacy committee, 2013.
  • Laura Walaszek, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2013.
  • Lydia Kruse, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of dissertation committee, Graduation: May, 2013.
  • Yuhnwan Kim, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of dissertation committee, Graduation: August, 2012.
  • Amber Letcher, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of dissertation committee, Graduation: June, 2012.
  • Xiamei Guo, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2012.
  • Lydia Kruse, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2012.
  • Lieny Jeon, master’s student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of master’s thesis committee, “Effects of household chaos and preschool childcare quality on child social competence for school readiness.” Graduation: June 2010.
  • Eun Hye Hur, master’s student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of master’s thesis committee, “The Influence of Home and Preschool Environment on Young Children’s Behavioral Self-Regulation.” Graduation: June 2011.
  • Julianne Wolfe, master’s student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of master’s committee, Project: Development of an online child development course. Graduation: December 2011.
  • Denitza Bantchevska, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2011.
  • Amber Letcher, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2011.
  • Yuhnwan Kim, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2010.
  • Jennifer Collins, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2009.
  • Gizem Erdem, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of candidacy committee, 2009.

Current/Undergoing:

  • Eun Hye Hur, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of dissertation committee, Dissertation in progress.
  • Laura Walaszek, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of dissertation committee, Dissertation in progress.
  • Barbara Boyd, doctoral student, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Chair of doctoral committee, Coursework in progress.
  • Xiamei Guo, doctoral student candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of dissertation committee, Dissertation in progress.
  • Gizem Erdem, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of dissertation committee, Dissertation in progress.
  • Sarah Lang, doctoral candidate, Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, Member of dissertation committee, Dissertation in progress.

Service: 

  • 2013-Present    Human Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • 2012-Present    Human Development and Family Studies Undergraduate Studies Committee
  • 2010-present    Ad hoc reviewer:
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Addiction
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
  • Journal of Youth Studies
  • Youth and Society
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • 2008-10              Human Development and Family Studies Undergraduate Studies Committee
  • 2008-10              OSU Alcohol Policy Review Committee
  • 2008-13              Judge, Denman Research Forum
  • 2012-present    President, Board of Education, Central Ohio Early College Academy
  • 2012-present    Member, Board of Education, Central Ohio Early College Academy
  • 2010-12              President, Board of Education, Academic Acceleration Academy
  • 2008-12              Member, Board of Education, Academic Acceleration Academy
  • 2007                     Education Policy and Leadership Faculty Search Committee Member
  • 2005                     Chair, College of Human Ecology, OSU Community Charitable Drive
  • 2004                     Chair, College of Human Ecology, OSU Community Charitable Drive

Membership: 

  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Society for Prevention Research
  • Society for Research on Child Development
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Society for Research on Adolescence

Honors

  • 2013 Department of Human Sciences Faculty of the Year Award

Grants

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The extension system-military partnership virtual lab school. Principal Investigator. ($4,572,525, 2010-2014).
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Implementation of a Program Review of Educational Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Available to Military Dependent Children. Principal Investigator. ($1,341,815, 2010-2014).
  • Corporation for National and Community Service (through Ohio Community Service Council). OSU Kid Corps. Multi-component program to increase literacy and social skills among at risk preschoolers. Principal Investigator ($1,233,753, 2006-2012).
  • Office of Research, College of Education and Human Ecology. Dating Violence Across the Teen Years and Associated Health Consequences. (seed grant) Co-Principal Investigator. ($24,890, 2011).
  • Criminal Justice Research Center. Student Recovery Project (seed grant). Principal Investigator. ($14,909, 2010).
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Step Up to Quality: Early Childhood Quality Systems and Child Outcomes. Principal Investigator. ($1,028,316, 2006-2011).
  • Ohio Board of Regents. Review of Effective Practices in Mathematics and Science Education. Principal Investigator ($220,000, 2007).
  • Ohio Department of Education. Safe Schools Policy Analysis. Principal Investigator ($28,000, 2007).
  • Columbus Public Schools. Performance Improvement Protocol Project. Principal Investigator ($77,400, 2007).
  • Ohio Board of Regents. Baseline evaluation of Ohio’s articulation and transfer policy. Principal Investigator ($38,000, 2007).
  • Ohio Board of Regents. Review of the Ohio Board of Regents STARS program. Principal Investigator ($30,000, 2007).
  • Ohio Board of Regents. Study of Attrition Rates among New Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Graduates in the Interval between College and University Graduation and an Initial Teaching Job. Principal Investigator ($45,000, 2006).
  • Ohio Department of Education. Teacher Vacancy Project. Survey of teacher vacancies in Ohio. Principal Investigator ($151,700, 2006).
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA - 1 U18 AA015101-01A1). Reducing college drinking: Testing a town/gown coalition. Multicomponent research and evaluation project for the prevention of out of control parties and riotous behavior. Principal Investigator ($775,009 2004-2007).
  • National Institute of Mental Health. Ohio Department of Mental Health. Understanding attitudes towards evidence-based practices within the mental health systems of Ohio. Co-Investigator ($99,960, 2003).
  • Jobs Training and Partnership Act through the Ohio Department of Education. Benchmark Project. Identification of current best practices for serving at-risk youth and generation of tools for public school districts to use in developing new programs and for evaluating existing programs. Principal Investigator ($120,000, 2000).

Presentations

  • Buettner, C. K.,  Jeon, L., & Hur, R. (April, 2013). Examining the relationship between home chaos, preschool quality, and children’s social competence. Poster presentation at the biennial conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jeon, L., Buettner, C. K., & Snyder, A. (April , 2013). Pathways from teacher depression and child-care quality to child behavioral problems in early child-care settings. Poster presentation at the biennial conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hur, R., Buettner, C. K.,  & Jeon, L. (April, 2013). The influence of teachers? Beliefs on children’s social and academic development: mediated by teacher-child interactions. Poster presentation at the biennial conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, San Francisco, CA.
  • Li, J., Buettner, C. K., Jeon, L., & Hur, R.(April, 2013). Factors that influence the sense of school community for preschool teachers – Issues that deserve more attention. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Moodie-Dyer, A. & Buettner, C. K.  (October, 2012). Understanding movement patterns between levels of quality as defined by Ohio’s star-based child care Quality Rating and Improvement System. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Child Care Policy Research Consortium, Bethesda, MD.
  • Buettner, C.K., Jeon, L., & Hur, E.H. Early Results from a State's Efforts to Improve Childcare Quality through a Quality Rating and Improvement System. Organized paper symposium, Research to Inform Policy, Society for Prevention Research 20th Annual Meeting, May 29 - June 1, 2012, Washington, DC. Papers within Organized Paper Symposium,
  • Buettner, C.K., Jeon, L. & Hur, E.H. Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: Associated teacher quality;
  • Jeon, L., Buettner, C. K., Hur E. H. Preventing children’s school failure: Findings from a study of Ohio’s Quality Rating and Improvement System;
  • Hur, E. H., Buettner, C. K., Jeon, L. The influence of teachers’ autonomy-supportive instruction on the development of preschool children’s behavioral self-regulation.
  • Buettner, C.K. (2012). Planning to be “safe” associated with increased risk drinking at female only events. Poster presentation at annual meeting Research Society on Alcoholism, June 26.
  • Bonomi A. E., Anderson M.L., Buettner C. K., Bartle-Haring S., Nemeth J., Schipper D. (2012). Dating violence across the teen years:  A pilot study.  Paper submitted to the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, August 2-5. 
  • Bonomi A. E., Nemeth J, Buettner C. K., Bartle-Haring S., Schipper D. (2012). Dating violence across the teen years.  Paper submitted to the 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence, March 30.  (Accepted as oral presentation)
  • Bonomi A.E., Anderson M.L., Buettner C. K., Bartle-Haring S., Nemeth J., Schipper D. (2011).  Dating Violence Across the Teen Years and Long-term Health and Academic Consequences.  Invited faculty presentation, Domestic Violence Symposium, Seattle University School of Law and the Seattle Prosecution Division, Seattle, WA, September 8-9, 2011.
  • Iachini, A., Buettner, C. K., Anderson-Butcher, D., Reno, R., & Maneff, P. (2011). Dropout Recovery, Prevention, and School Mental Health: Building on the Research and Experiences in an Alternative School Setting.Paper presentation at the Center for School Mental Health National Conference.
  • Buettner, C.K., Jeon, L. (2011). Teacher stress and quality ratings in early childhood classrooms. Poster presentation at annual meeting Society for Prevention Research.
  • Buettner, C.K., Wolfe, J. (2011). She’s getting married, I’m getting drunk: Bachelorette parties as contexts for risk-drinking. Poster presentation at annual meeting Society for Prevention Research.
  • Meeker, K.& Buettner, C.K. (2011). High Tech, High Touch: Technology for Early Care and Education. Workshop presentation at Forging the Partnership:  2011 DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference.
  • Meeker, K. & Buettner, C.K. (2011). Introducing an online professional development tool: The Center for Excellence in Child and Youth Programming (COECYP). Workshop presentation at Forging the Partnership:  2011 DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference.
  • Buettner, C.K., Jeon, L., & Li, J. (2010). Preventing School Failure: Results from the Kid Corps Early Childhood Intervention Pilot. Poster presentation at annual meeting Society for Prevention Research.
  • Buettner, C.K. & Khurana, A. (2010). Providing the context: A survey of off-campus party hosts. Poster presentation at annual meeting Research Society on Alcoholism.
  • Buettner, C. K., & Li, J., & Andrews, D. W. (2010). Parent reported child outcomes associated with statewide early childhood program quality rating and improvement systems. Poster presentation at annual meeting Society for Prevention Research.
  • Buettner, C. K., Wolfe, J., & Andrews, D. W. (2010). School-based mentoring to reduce discipline contacts and improve academic performance. Poster presentation at annual meeting Society for Prevention Research.
  • Buettner, C. K., Bartle-Haring, S. & Andrews, D. W. (2009). Perceptions of alcohol policy and drinking behavior: Results of a latent class analysis of college student drinkers.  Poster presentation at annual meeting Research Society on Alcoholism.
  • Buettner, C.K. & Debies-Carl, J. (2009). Party attendance and social capital: College students’ formal and informal paths to social connections. Poster presentation at annual meeting  Society for Prevention Research.
  • Buettner, C. K. (2006, April). Parties, Police, & Pandemonium: OSU Prevention Strategies. Presentation at the 2006 Robert Wood Johnson “A Matter of Degree” annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Buettner, C. K. (2006, January). Creating a Safe and Secure Competitive Venue: Risk Management and Crisis Management. Panel presentation at the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Buettner, C. K. (2005, November). Parties, Police, & Pandemonium: Postscripts and Prevention. Presentation at the National Summit on Preventing Civil Disturbances, Ames, IA.
  • Buettner, C. K. (2005, March). Mixed-Issue Disturbances: Associated factors and strategies for campus and community. Presentation at the annual conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Tampa, FL.
  • Buettner, C. K. (2004, April). Riots, violence, and crazy kids: Is higher education culture changing? Presentation at the national meeting of the Education Writers Association, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Publications

*italic indicates student

Peer Reviewed:

  • Bonomi, A. E., Anderson, M. L., Nemeth, J., Rivara, F. P., & Buettner, C. K. (in press) History of Dating Violence and the Association with Late Adolescent Health. BMC Public Health (IF:  2.36).
  • Buettner, C. K., & Khurana, A. (2013) “She’s getting married; I’m getting drunk!” Women’s risk and protective strategies at bachelorette parties. Journal of Substance Use (doi:10.3109/14659891.2013.777479) (IF: .479).
  • Iachini, A., Buettner, C. K., Anderson-Butcher, D., Reno, R. (2013). Exploring students' perceptions of academic disengagement and re-engagement in a dropout recovery charter school setting. Children and Schools (IF: Not rated).doi: 10.1093/cs/cdt005
  • Buettner, C. K. & Debies-Carl, J. (2012). The ties that bind: Bonding vs. bridging social capital and college student party attendance. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73 (4) (IF: 2.128).
  • Bonomi A.E., Anderson M.L., Nemeth J ., Bartle-Haring S., Buettner C. K., Schipper D. (2012) Dating violence across the teen years:  Abuse frequency, number of abusive partners, and age at first occurrence. BMC Public Health , 12 (637) (IF:  2.36).
  • Bartle-Haring, S., Slesnick, N., Collins, J., Erdem, G., Buettner, C. K. (2012). The utility of mentoring homeless adolescents: A pilot study, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. (doi:10.3109/00952990.2011.643985) (IF: 1.372)
  • Slesnick, N., Reed, S., Letcher, A., Katafiasz, H. Jones, T., & Buettner, C. K. (2012). Predictors of parental monitoring among families with a runaway adolescent, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82 (1). (IF: 1.872)
  • Buettner, C. K., Khurana, A., & Slesnick, N. (2011). Drinking at college parties: Examining the influence of student host-status and party-location, Addictive Behaviors. 36 (12). 1365-1368. (IF: 2.133)
  • Buettner, C. K., Bartle-Haring, S., Andrews, D. W., & Khurana, A. (2010). Perceptions of alcohol policy and drinking behavior: Results of a latent class analysis of college student drinkers, Addictive Behaviors 35 (6). 628-631. (IF: 2.133)
  • Slesnick, N., Erdem, G., Collins, J., Patton, R., & Buettner, C. K. (2010). Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Reported by Homeless Adolescents in Columbus, Ohio, Journal of Interpersonal Violence 25 (9). 1579-93. (IF: 1.354)
  • Buettner, C. K. & Andrews, D. W. (2009). United States child care policy and systems of care: The emerging role of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 3 (1), 1-8. (IF: Not rated)
  • Buettner, C. K., Andrews, D. W., & Glassman, M. (2009). Development of a student engagement approach to alcohol prevention: The Pragmatics Project, Journal of American College Health, 58 (1), 33-37. (IF: 1.572)
  • Champion, H., Blocker, J.N., Buettner, C.K., Martin, B.A., Parries, M., McCoy, T.P., Mitra, A., Andrews, D.W., & Rhodes, S. D. (2009). High risk versus low risk football game weekends: Differences in problem drinking and alcohol-related consequences on US college campuses. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 21 (2), 249-262. (IF: Not rated)
  • Glassman, M., & Buettner, C. K. (2005). The role of trait affiliation in human community: A commentary on Depue and Morrone-Strupinsky. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28 (3), 354-354. (IF: 21.952)

Manuscripts undergoing peer review:

  • Jeon, L. &Buettner, C. K., &  Snyder, A.Pathways from teacher depression and childcare quality to child behavioral problems. Revision under review, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (IF: 5.227)
  • Hur, E. H., Buettner, C. K., Jeon, L. The mediating effect of children’s self-regulation on the relationship between teachers’ beliefs and children’s academic achievement. Revision under review, Early Education and Development (IF: .838)
  • Hur, E. H., Buettner, C. K. & Jeon, L. The Association between Home Environment and Children’s Early Literacy Skills: Exploring the Mechanism through Children’s Attention and Learning-related Skills. Under review, Learning and Individual Differences (IF: 1.582)
  • Khurana, A. & Buettner, C. K.  The influence of non-campus guests on the drinking behaviors of college students. Under review, Journal of Substance Use. (IF: .479)

Manuscripts in preparation:

  • Buettner, C. K., Jeon, L., & Hur, E. H. The influence of home and preschool environment on children’s social competence and the mediating effect of emotional maturity.
  • Buettner, C. K., Li, J., Jeon, L. & Hur, E. H. Teacher stress and quality ratings in early childhood care and education programs.
  • Buettner, C. K., Jeon, L., & Hur, E. H. Development of a comprehensive preschool teacher attribute scale
  • Jeon, L., Buettner, C. K., & Hur, E.H.Parental depression and children’s school readiness: Testing the mediating effects of home environments
  • Hur, E. H., Jeon, L., Buettner, C. K., & Li, J. Influences on preschool teachers’ sense of school community.
  • Buettner, C. K., & Jeon, L. Access to high quality child care among vulnerable populations in Ohio: A statewide spatial analysis.

Technical and Other Reports:

  • Buettner, C.K., Jeon, L. & Hur, E. H. (2011). Step Up To Quality Research Initiative III: An Examination of Ohio’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University
  • Buettner, C.K., (2010). Step Up to Quality Research Initiatives III Interim Report: Quality Systems and Child Outcomes. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University
  • Buettner, C.K., (2009). Step Up To Quality Research Initiatives Report: Quality Systems and Child Outcomes. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University
  • Buettner, C.K. & Beauvais, J.A. (2008). Mathematics and Science Educators’ Professional Development in Ohio. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
  • Buettner, C.K. & Beauvais, J.A. (2008). Experiences of Ohio Transfer Students. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
  • Buettner, C.K. & Robinson, D.V. (2007). A Review of the Ohio Board of Regents Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
  • Buettner, C.K. & McGirl, M. (2007). Safe Schools Policy in Ohio. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Department of Education.
  • Buettner, C. K., Lightle, K.S., Li, J., & Bandeen, H. (2007). Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Graduates in Ohio: An Inquiry into Correlates of Pre-service Attrition. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University.
  • Buettner, C. K. & Li, J. (2006). Step Up to Quality: Evaluation of Ohio’s pilot Quality Rating and Improvement System. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University.
  • Buettner, C. K., Robinson, D., Chung, J., & Andrews, A. (2006). 2005-2006 Ohio Teacher Vacancy Survey: Presentation of results and findings. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
  • Andrews, D. W. & Buettner, C. K. (2003). The Ohio State University Task Force on Preventing Celebratory Riots: Final report. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
  • Buettner, C. K. (2000). BenchMark: Quality practices for serving at-risk youth. Ohio Department of Education/CommSense, Columbus, OH.
  • Buettner, C. K. & Norland, E. (1998). Safe School Audit Guidebook. Ohio Department of Education/Educational Council, Columbus, OH.