Human Development and Family Studies

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C. Chris Payne, Ph.D.

Director
Center for Youth, Family, and Community, Partnerships
University of North Carolina Greensboro
330 S. Greene St., Suite 200, Greensboro, NC 27402,

Phone: 336.217.9738

C. Chris Payne is Director of the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at UNC Greensboro where she is a Research Associate Professor and Chair of the Parenting, Early Childhood, and School Success Section. She is adjunct graduate faculty in the department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG.  Dr. Payne holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relations with certifications in Educational Administration and Supervision. 

Dr. Payne’s primary research initiatives focus on the influence of parenting, early care and school environments on children’s development across early and middle childhood. As well, her work focuses on both intervention and prevention-based programs which enable families to become active partners with their children’s health, child care, and education providers. In particular, her research examines significant relationships such as parent-child, family, and teacher-child relationships and how these support healthy development and school success in children.  She is Principal Investigator of an ACF Office of Head Start grant -- Innovations in Promoting Responsive Relationships in Head Start: Supporting Transformation through Evidence-based Practice (In STEP) and the evaluation PI for the SAMHSA funded NC LAUNCH (North Carolina Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) grant. She is one of the investigators of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a 20 year national study of more than 1,200 children and families.      

Dr. Payne is committed to work which creates a dynamic interface of research and theory, with practice and policy. She facilitates the Guilford School Readiness Collaborative and the Partnership for Positive Parenting. She has over 25 years of experience in educational administration, research and academe.  She has developed and directed model school-based programs for children, served on state and national task forces to develop standards for pre-K and after-school programs, provided professional consultation, training, protocol development, and evaluation services for various community agencies and university colleagues both nationally as well as internationally

 

Research and Training Initiatives:

Dr. Payne is committed to work which creates a dynamic interface of research and theory, with practice and policy. She has over 25 years of experience in educational administration, research and academe. She has developed and directed model school-based programs for children, served on state and national task forces to develop standards for pre-K and after-school programs, provided professional consultation, training, protocol development, and evaluation services for various community agencies and university colleagues both nationally as well as internationally. Before joining the Center in 2005, she served as Director of B-K Student Teaching in the department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG.

For more information about me, please see curriculum vitae (pdf)

 
Or send me an e-mail at ccpayne@uncg.edu

For information concerning my graduate students visit the FRC website: Family Research Center