Human Development and Family Studies

 Fall 2012 Cohort

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Name: Teressa Cameron Sumrall

Email: tcameron08@gmail.com

Program: Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Catherine Scott-Little

Career Plans: Academic/Professor (teaching and research)

Previous Education: Master of Arts in Child Development: Birth - Kindergarten, Administration Concentration -Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – December, 2007

· Bachelor of Science in Child Development, Psychology Minor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – December, 2005

Research Interests: Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education, Media Literacy and Instructional Technology in Early Childhood, Teacher and Paraprofessional Training, Mentoring and Coaching, Teacher-Child Relationships and Interactions, Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers, School Readiness

 

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Name: Katheryn Dixson

Email: kadixson@uncg.edu

Program: MS/Ph.D

Education: B.A. in Psychology, Winthrop University 2012

Research Interest: Surrogate Grandparenting and Perceptions of Parenting

Advisor: Dr. Hunter

Career Plans: Professor (Teaching and Research)

 

 

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Name: Megan Irby

Email:mirby@wakehealth.edu

Program: Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Buehler

Career Plans: Academics, Pediatric Obesity Research

Previous Education: WFU, BS in Health and Exercise Science (2006), UNCG, MS in Exercise Physiology (2009), WFU, MS in Clinical and Population Translational Science (2012)

Research interests: Family dynamics and influence on child health and pediatric obesity

 

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Name: Beka Pierro

Email: rchace@hotmail.com

Program: MS/Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Linda Hestenes

Career Plans: Science Education curriculum in Pre-K and science education research for preschool education

Previous Education: 1998, University of Alabama, MS in Geology, 1995, Bryn Mawr College, BS in Geology

Research interests: The effects of science education on development in young children (pre-K)

 

 

 

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Name: Elisa Vargas

Email: eavargas@uncg.edu

Program: Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Tudge

Career Plans: work with research, humans right, imigration, children and adolescents.

Previous Education: BA in Psychology - Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil (2009); MA in Psychology - Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil (2012)

Research interests: Children and adolescent development, human rights, ethnic and minority studies

 

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Name: Danielle Wang

Email: wangdan.ivy@gmail.com

Program: Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Tudge

Career Plans: Academia/Professor

Previous Education:B.S. in Mathematics, Shanghai Jiaotong University;

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, Wayne State University

 

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Name: Claire Wood

Email: cawood2@uncg.edu

Program: MS/Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Heather Helms and Dr. Perlman

Career Plans: Academia

Previous Education: 2011, University of Missouri -Columbia, BA in Psychology and HDFS

Research interests: Initiation and dissolution of relationships, marital processes

 

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Name: Nan Zhou

Email: n_zhou@uncg.edu

Program: Ph.D

Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Buehler

Career Plans: Academic/Professor (teaching and research)

Previous Education: BS in Special Education, Beijing Normal University 2009, MS in Developmental Psychology, Beijing Normal University 2012

Research interests: adolescent development family function and relationship, peer and social influence

 

 

Name: ReGina Chavez

Email: regina_chavez@me.com,

Program: BKISED

Advisor: Dr. Catherine Scott-Little

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Name: Cara Ruff

Email: clruff@uncg.edu

Program: BKISED

Advisor: Danielle Crosby

Previous education: Bachelors in Birth-Kindergarten from Western Carolina University