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Gayle Luze

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Human Development and 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

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
Henninger, IV, W., & Luze, G. (2012). Poverty, caregiver depression and stress, as predictors of children's externalizing behaviors in a low-income sample. Child & Family Social Work, 17(1), 72-81. doi: 10.1177/1367493512447532
Jeon, H., Peterson, C., Wall, S., Carta, J. J., Luze, G., Eshbaugh, E. M., & Swanson, M.  (2011). Predicting school readiness for low-income children with disability risks identified early. Exceptional Children, 77(4), 435-452.


  • 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
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • World Association for Infant Mental Health