Lab Director

bellmore-headshot-1Amy Bellmore

Professor of Educational Psychology

•  PhD University of Connecticut

•  MA University of Connecticut

•  BA University of California-San Diego

Office: 852C Educational Sciences Building

Office Phone: 608-263-3883


My primary research focus is school-based peer relationships during adolescence. My specific research program centers on the impact of social risk factors, such as peer rejection and peer-victimization, on psychosocial and academic adjustment. My theoretical approach to this topic is informed by person-in-context social developmental models which emphasize the connection between developing adolescents and their social contexts. A key component of this theoretical perspective, which is evident in my research, is the recognition that the social context contains several influential levels. I have attended to different features of school and classroom contexts, and I have attended to more proximal levels of the social context such as students’ friendship groups and episode characteristics (i.e., features of specific real-life interactions). The practical significance of attending to multiple levels is that it offers numerous points of possible intervention to improve the lives of adolescents. Understanding where and how to intervene is one of the ultimate goals of my research.

Graduate Students

Angela Calvin

Graduate Student of Educational Psychology

•  MS Illinois State University

•  BA Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Office: 863L Educational Sciences Building


Angela “Angie” Calvin is a doctoral student in Human Development in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests focus on the risks and opportunities of digital technology and social media use on the social development of adolescents. 

img_2772-version-2Felice Resnik

Graduate Student of Educational Psychology

•  MS University of Wisconsin-Madison

• M Ed Harvard University

•  BS Ed University of Miami

Office: 863G Educational Sciences Building


Felice Resnik is a PhD student in Human Development in the Department of Educational Psychology. She is a member of Dr. Amy Bellmore’s lab. Felice’s research interests include peer relationships, peer victimization, and digital media use during adolescence.

Chelsea Olson

Graduate Student of Educational Psychology

• MS University of Wisconsin – Madison

• BA University of Wisconsin-Madison

Office: 863G Educational Sciences Building


Chelsea Olson is a PhD student in the Human Development area of the Educational Psychology Department. Her research interests include adolescent peer relationships, social media use, online aggression and victimization, and associated mental health outcomes.

Ting Fan

Graduate Student of Education 

• MS Ed in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, University of Pennsylvania

• BA Psychology, Beloit College

Office: 863G Educational Sciences Building


Currently, Ting Fan is interested in how the ecological environment has shaped adolescents throughout their development from both the micro and the macro level, specifically, with considerations on the complexity of in-school children’s social relationships, mass media, and cultural differences.


Current Undergraduate Members

Megan Clark

Communication Sciences and Disorders





Noah Gill

Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychology






Taylor Wilkowski

Psychology, Certificate: Education and Educational Services



Lab Alumni

Graduate Student Alumni

Yorel Lashley (PhD 2018)

Hsun-chih Huang (PhD 2017)

Rachael Hansen (PhD 2015)

Wei-Ting Chen (PhD 2015)

Ting-Lan Ma (PhD 2014)

Ji-In You (PhD 2013)

Undergraduate Students

Kimberly Vue

Natalie Goldman

Morgan Brummer

Holly Gill-Kneebone

Victoria Aho

Anna Paulson

Colleen Hogan

Eun Young Sung

Katelyn Matkin

Katherine Winter

Karissa Holzbauer

Jessica Gimbel

Chelsea Olson

Julia Honoroff

Bekah Blocker

Carmen DeLaCruz

Emily Rischall

Hillary Breidel

Jennifer Feng

Leah Emmrich

Liliana Palencia

Lucas Moore

Maria Hughes

Marika Sam

Maya Dorsey

Michael Woodward

Terrance Sims