Robert Nida

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Human Development, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Wheaton College
B.S. in Psychology, Wheaton College

CT 1103

Robert's teaching interests include the well-being of children, risk and resiliency factors across childhood, learning and cognitive development, the role of community agencies in the lives of children and families. His research focuses on children's cognitive development, with a specific focus on the expression of memory strategies and children's eyewitness memory


Peter Canisius Distinguished Professorship: 2007 - 2010


Nida, R.E. (2018). Eyewitness Memory in African-American Children from Low-Income Families. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 64(4), 483-513

Nida, R.E. (2015). Effects of motivation on young children’s object recall and strategy use. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 176(3), 194-209.

Brown, B., Morris, G., Nida, R.E., & Baker-Ward, L. (2012). Brief report: Making experience personal: Internal states language in memory narratives of children with and without Asperger’s Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(3), 441-446.

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M.L., Volker, M.A., Nida, R.E., Lee, G.K., Toomey, J.A., Smerbeck, A.M., and Rodgers, J.D. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of a manualized social treatment for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 1297-1310.

Davis, T.E., Nida, R.E., Zlomke, K.R., & Nebel-Schwalm, M.S. (2009). Health-related quality of life in college undergraduates with learning disabilities: The meditational roles of anxiety and sadness. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 31, 228-234.