Agnes R. Ly, Ph.D.

Agnes was a doctoral student in Psychopathology working with Dr. Goldberg in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior.

Her main line of research is on the family functioning of families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. In collaborative research, she is exploring the relationships between child functioning, marital quality, extra-familial support, parenting beliefs, and well-being among parents of a child with ASD. Specifically, she is particularly interested in understanding a father’s experience in parenting and exploring the factors that support or hinder his involvement.

Agnes completed her dissertation in 2012, which focused on aspects of the coparental relationship and family play interactions in families of children with ASD and typically developing children.

She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Delaware.