Stephanie Parade, Esther Leerkes, and Regan Burney at hooding ceremony, December 2010.
My current graduate students are:
|Jin Qu who is interested in how maternal sensitivity affects children's later socio-emotional development and in the factors (e.g. early childhood experience, emotion regulation, cognitive factors) that predict parenting behavior.|
Lindsey Gedaly who is interested in early childhood development and parenting with an emphasis on parent-child attachment.
Pamela Norcross who is interested in infant development, attachment, maternal behaviors, and early parenting.
|(Jessica Gudmundson & Esther Leerkes, May 2012)||Esther Leerkes & Meagan Matthews, HDFS Graduation Recognition Ceremony, May 2013|
Recent graduate students:
Meagan Matthews, MS (2013)
Thesis: Psychosocial Predictors of Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration
Current Employment: Parent Educator, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
Jessica Gudmundson, Ph.D (2012)
Current Position: Data Collection Specialist, STAR Project, UNCG
Dissertation: Links Between Maternal Education and Parenting During Children's First Three Years: The Moderating Role of Income and Partner Status
Stephanie Parade, Ph.D. (2010)
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University
Dissertation: Marital Satisfaction Across The Transition To Parenthood: A Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Perspective.
Regan Burney, Ph.D. (2010).
Dissertation: Links Between Temperament and Coparenting: The Moderating Role Of Family Characteristics.
Current employment: Project Manager, Children's Healthy Weight Research Group, UNC-Chapel Hill, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Kathy Siepak, Ph.D. (2008).
Current position: Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Dissertation: Longitudinal Influences of Maternal Sensitivity on Infant Temperamental Reactivity and Emotion Regulation