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My current work involves learning how science media and its use can help support young children’s science learning. This work is generously funded by the NSF GRFP.

If you are interested in learning more about my research, teaching, and service experiences, feel free to download a copy of my CV or contact me directly.

Breniel Lemley & Naomi Polinsky presenting “Building Your Dream House Versus Sorting Shapes: How spatial abilities relate to how children play digital games” at the SRCD Special Topics Meeting: Learning through Play and Imagination.


Breniel Lemley & Alex Adair presenting “PBS KIDS ScratchJr Family Creative Learning Workshops: Implementation of a Family Engagement Model in 16 Communities” at the 2019 American Educational Research Association conference.

PUBLICATIONS

Diouf, F., Lemley, B., Barth, C., Goldbarg, J., Helgenberger, S., Grimm, B., ... & Bonnevie, E. (2022). Mental Health Stigma Reduction in the Midwestern United States: Evidence from a Digital Campaign Using a Collective Impact Model. Journal of Community Health, 1-8.

Polinsky, N., Lemley, B., Flynn, R., Wartella, E., and Uttal, D. (2022), Children’s Spatial Play with a Block Building Touchscreen Application. Frontiers in Educational Psychology. Frontiers in Education, 7. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feduc.2022.871895

Lowental, A., Lemley B., Kipps, A., Brook, M., Moon-Grady, A. J. (2013), Prenatal tricuspid valve size as a predictor of postnatal outcome in patients with severe pulmonary stenosis or pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. doi: 10.1159/000357429

Moon-Grady, A. J., Rand, L., Lemley, B., Gosnell, K., Hornberger, L. K. and Lee, H. (2011), Effect of selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation therapy for twin–twin transfusion syndrome on pulmonary valve pathology in recipient twins. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 37: 27–33. doi: 10.1002/uog.7748

Conference Presentations

Aladé, F., Mesyn, T.J., Lemley, B. (2022) Creating with Intention: A Phenomenological Case Study of Crafting Children’s Media with Intentional Inclusivity. In Jennings, N. (Chair), Race, Representation, and Impact: Honoring Children’s PLACE in Media [Symposium] National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Polinsky, N., Lemley, B. Flynn, R., Uttal, D., Wartella, E. (2022). Building Your Dream House Versus Sorting Shapes: How spatial abilities relate to how children play digital games. Presented at the SRCD Special Topics Meeting: Learning through Play and Imagination, St. Louis, MO.

Lemley, B., Christensen, C., Adair, A., Gerard, G. (2019). PBS KIDS ScratchJr Family Creative Learning Workshops: Implementation of a Family Engagement Model in 16 Communities. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ON.

Christensen, C., Garcia, E., Adair, A., Gerard, G., Lemley, B., Hupert, N. (2018). PBS KIDS ScratchJr Family Creative Learning Workshops: Implementation of a Family Engagement Model in 16 Communities. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Cleveland, OH.

Hupert, N., Christensen, C., Lemley, B., Pasnik, S., Vahey, P. (2018). The Role of Mediation in Ready To Learn Children’s Media Research: 2008-2017. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Gutierrez, J., Hightower, B., Bookser, B. & Lemley, B. (2015). Preschool-centered design: Creating and selecting websites to suit the cognitive development of preschoolers. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1632-1636). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Lemley, B.Q., Aguilar, R.S., Ruff, S.C., and Clausen, J.M. (2014). Ethnic Differences in Therapy Outcome for Foster Youth. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Rhodes, A.E., Lemley, B.Q., Aguilar, R.M., and Clausen, J.M. (2013). Impact of Open-Ended Psychotherapy with Adults Formerly in Foster Care. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Moon-Grady, A., Lemley, B., Kipps, A., Brook, M., Rand, L. (2011). Prenatal tricuspid valve size as a predictor of postnatal outcome in patients with severe pulmonary stenosis or pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Lemley, B., Moon-Grady, A. J., Gosnell, K. (2009) Impact of selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation on the pulmonary valve pathology of the recipient twin in twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Oral presentation at the Biomedical and Health Sciences Internship Research Symposium, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

ONLINE PUblications

Diouf, F., Lemley, B., Barth, C., Goldbarg, J., Helgenberger, S., Grimm, B., Wartella, E., Smyser, J., and Bonnevie, E. (2021) Mental Health Stigma Reduction in the Midwest: Evidence from a Digital Campaign Using a Collective Impact Model. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3967697 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3967697

Lemley, B., Christensen, C., Hoisington, C. (2018, September 11). Supporting Parents to Support Science [Blog post]. Retrieved from: https://globalfrp.org/Articles/Supporting-Parents-to-Support-Science