Human Development and Family Studies

Karen LaParo, Ph.D.

Recent Graduates

Elizabeth King, Ph.D. (2016)

Dissertation: Predictors of teachers' emotion language and its association with toddlers' social emotional competence
Current Employment: Assistant professor at Missouri State University in the Child and Family Development Program

Amy Van Schagen, Ph.D. (2016)

Dissertation: A mixed methods study of early childhood preservice teachers : beliefs about poverty, perceived learning from specific instructional strategies, and preparedness to serve children and families in poverty
Current Employment: Assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University at San Bernardino

Christine Maynard, Ph.D.  (2013)

Dissertation: Teacher–Child Interpersonal Dynamics:  A Closer Look at the Classroom Experience
Current Employment: Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University

Amy Williamson, Ph.D. (2011)

Dissertation: Teacher Personal and Professional Characteristics: Contributions to Emotional Support and Behavior Guidance in Early Childhood Classrooms
Current Employment: Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa