Human Development and Family Studies


Roger Mills-Koonce

Human Development and Family Studies
School of Health and Human Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Stone Building Room 145 (No on-campus phone number)

Please see my CV (doc).

My primary research interests focus on parenting, parent-child relationships, and early normative and atypical development from a biopsychosocial developmental perspective. These topics include:

(1) the contextual, relational, psychological, and biological factors influencing parental sensitivity and harshness in early childhood,

(2) the familial and biological predictors of emotional and regulatory development in early childhood, and how these processes support adaptive and maladaptive behaviors over time,

(3) the emergence of early onset conduct problems, oppositional defiance behaviors, and callous-unemotional behaviors in children, and

(4) the transition to parenthood among same-sex couples and risk and resiliency in families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents. For more information about this research, including previous and ongoing studies and publications on these topics, please visit my website at