Texas Tech University

Ali Joy Luempert, Ph.D.

GPIDEA Youth Development Program Director, Lecturer
Human Development and Family Sciences

Email: ali.j.luempert@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-5487

Ali Joy Luempert, M.Ed.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Tech University
  • Master of Education, Texas Tech University
  • Graduate Certificate in College Student Counseling, Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University 

Research Interests

  • Exploring the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status during the transition to young (emerging) adulthood; and identifying mediating and moderating factors that may enhance or inhibit this transition.
  • Examining how the population of non-college attending young (emerging) adults differs from those attending institutions of post-secondary education.

Teaching Practices

After working with students in various roles in higher education for more than a decade, I am passionate about student success. I strive to create an environment of respect and curiosity in the classroom, and I hope to help students develop their higher-order thinking skills. Through refining higher-order thinking skills and discipline specific knowledge, students are better able to be successful in their studies as well as develop skills for their personal and professional lives.

My research focus on young adult development is anchored in understanding and valuing the diversity and varying developmental contexts of young people. This research informs my teaching and aids in creating an environment that is welcoming for all students, as well as creating opportunities for students to learn from each other.

Classes Taught

  • Research Methods in HDFS (HDFS 3390)
  • Development in Cross Cultural Perspective (HDFS 3350)
  • GPIDEA – Youth Development master's degree and graduate certificate courses
    • Foundations of Youth Development
    • Adolescents and Their Families
    • Systems of Care for Youth at Risk
    • Understanding Normative Behavior in Immigrant & Minority Youth