Tia Barnes, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware. In her current role, she teaches early childhood preservice teachers and conducts research on the social emotional well-being of minoritized populations. Dr. Barnes received her doctorate in August 2013 from the University of Florida where she majored in special education with an emphasis on emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBD) and minored in research and evaluation methodology. She then worked at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence where her work focused on classroom environments for students with EBD and examining social emotional learning through a culturally responsive lens. She is the 2021 recipient of the Joseph E. Zins Award for SEL Research from the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning and has published work in several journals including Infant and Child Development, the Journal of School Violence, Aggression and Violent Behavior, and Beyond Behavior. She is the creator of the Scholarly Self-Care podcast which focuses on supporting the social and emotional well-being of teachers, parents, and other caregivers. Find out more about her at www.drtiabarnes.com.