Faculty profile

Mamta Saxena

Associate Professor
Interim Assistant Department Chair


Contact

403 Mahar Hall
315.312.5518
mamta.saxena@oswego.edu

Office hours

Tuesday 9:30-11 am, or by appointment ​https://mamta.youcanbook.me/

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Biography 

Dr. Saxena is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development at the State University of New York at Oswego. She completed her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and Master’s in Child Development from Delhi University, India.

Research

Dr. Saxena’s research interests include mixed methods research on sibling relationships, mental health and caregiving, evaluation of study abroad programs, and teaching pedagogy. She is also actively involved in the internationalization of the Human Development curriculum.

Publications

  • Saxena, M., & Burch, R. L. (2020). Higher survival with older siblings. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1164-1
  • Saxena, M. (2020). Cultural variation. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999- 6_823-1
  • Saxena, M. (2020). Presence of siblings. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2291-1
  • Saxena, M. (2020). Grandparenting. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999- 6_2347-1
  • Saxena, M. (2020). Kinship and emotional closeness. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1123-1
  • Saxena, M. (2019). Social context. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2548-1
  • Saxena, M. (2019). Aunt care. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer: Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2262-1
  • Saxena, M., Farrell, A. F., & Adamsons, K. (2019). An empirical examination of caregiving processes and outcomes among adult siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. OBM Geriatrics, 3(2). Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902054
  • Mauldin, L., & Saxena, M. (2017). Mutual exchange: Caregiving and life enhancement in siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities. Journal of Family Issues, 39(8), 2232-2264. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X17746452
  • Saxena, M. (2015). Variables that can enhance and complicate adult sibling caregiving of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 12, 210-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12127
  • Saxena, M., & Adamsons, K. (2013). Bioecological framework and siblings of individuals with disabilities. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5, 300-316. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12021
  • Saxena, M., & Sharma, N. (2000). Growing up with a mentally retarded child: A study of adolescent siblings. Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies, 16, 16-23.

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, 2013
  • MSc, Child Development, University of Delhi, India, 1998
  • BSc, Home Science, University of Delhi, India, 1996

Classes taught

  • HDV 403 – Internships and Supervision in Human Development
  • GLS 402 – Adopt a Village Program: A Trip to India 
  • HDV 400 – Research Designs and Applications in Human Development
  • HDV 368 – Diversity and Social Justice
  • HDV 322 – Child Development
  • HDV 303 – Applied Field Experience and Analysis in Human Development 
  • HDV 302 – Methods in Human Development II
  • HDV 301 – Methods in Human Development I
  • HDV 242 – We are Family: Siblings and Close Relatives
  • HDV 101 – Introduction to Human Development