Tamarie Macon earned a PhD in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan. She obtained a master's degree in psychology at the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in public health with a minor in English from Rutgers University. Tamarie's research interests focus on parenting (particularly by fathers) and young children's development of social-emotional competence. Her publications include an examination of the ways that parents socialize adaptive coping of their children, specifically in the context of school-based discrimination (Richardson, Macon, Mustafaa, Bogan, Cole-Lewis, & Chavous, 2014). Her earlier work in public health concerned the experiences of families with children with special health care needs regarding their insurance coverage (Macon, Miller, Gaboda, Simpson, & Cantor, 2007; Miller, Macon, Gaboda, & Cantor, 2011). Tamarie is a two-time recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation for predoctoral work (2011-2014) and dissertation research (2014-2015). She also was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan (2010-2015). In 2014, she was selected to serve as a teaching consultant at the University's renowned Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Tamarie worked for three years as a legislative aide in the United States Senate before beginning her doctoral studies, and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist in 2007.