Faculty and Staff Directory » Gayle Luze

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Title: Associate Professor
Department: Human Development & Family Studies

Office: 2361b Palmer 2222 Osborn Dr., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 4045
Email: gluze@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Supporting mental health and behavioral development in young children
  • Collaborating with families and professionals to support child development
  • Developing and implementing effective interventions for children who are at-risk or have special needs
  • Supporting emergent literacy in young children




Published works

Hughes-Belding, K., Luze, G., & Choi, J. (2019 online first). Convergent validity of infant/toddler developmental progress monitoring tools. Child & Youth Care Forum.

Jeon, H. J., Wall, S., Peterson, C., Luze, G., & Swanson, M. (2018). Using early indicators of academic risk to predict academic skills and socioemotional functioning at age 10. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110, 483-501.

Vazou, S., Mantis, C., Luze, G., & Krogh, J. S. (2017). Self-perceptions and social-emotional classroom engagement following structured physical activity among preschoolers: A feasibility study. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 6, 241-247. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2016.01.006

Sousa, D. A., Luze, G., Hughes-Belding, K. (2014).  Prferences and attitudes twoard progress reporting methods of parents from diverse backgrounds.  Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 28(4), 499-512. doi: 10.1080/02568543.2014.945021

Frolek-Clark, G., & Luze, G. (2014). Predicting handwriting performance in kindergarteners using reading, fine-motor, and visual-motor measures. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, &  Early Intervention, 7(1), 29-44. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2014.898470

Peterson, C. A., Wall, S., Jeon, H., Swanson, M.E., Carta, J. J., Luze, G. J., & Eshbaugh, E. (2013). Identification of disabilities and service receipt among preschool children living in poverty. Journal of Special Education, 47(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1177/0022466911407073



  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1997
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1984
  • B.S., Iowa State University, 1982

Professional organizations

  • Council for Exceptional Children
  •     Division for Early Childhood
  •     Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children