Fall 2013 Cohort
Education: B.A. in Psychology, Clark University 2013
Research Interest: Attachment, parenting, and early childhood development.
Advisor: Dr. Leerkes
Career Plans: Research
Advisor: Dr. Esther Leerkes
Career Plans: Teaching and research.
Previous Education: M.S. in clinical psychology at Morehead State University in Kentucky. B.A. in psychology at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.
Research Interests: Infants’ emotion regulation, infant’s temperament. Maternal sensitivity. Parenting. Family system.
Program: Ph.D Advisor:
Dr. Mark Fine
Career Plans: Academic/Professor (teaching and research)
Previous Education: BS in Special Education, Beijing Normal University 2010, MS in Developmental Psychology, Beijing Normal University 2013
Research interests: Intimate Relationship, Divorce, Effects of family transitions on family members.
Program: Ph.D (entering Spring 2014)
Program: Ph. D
Advisor: Dr. Susan Calkins
Career Plans: Academic/Professor (research and teaching)
Previous Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, June, 2010
Research Interests: I am interested in the development of self-regulation across infancy and early childhood. As a graduate student, I will explore the ways in which cognitive, emotional, and psychophysiological processes interact to support the effortful regulation of behavior, and their implications for early behavior and adjustment problems.
Name: Nina Conrad Allen
Program: LECE certificate
Bio: I am currently a fifth grade teacher in Davidson County. I graduated from UNCW in 2006 with a degree in elementary education. I graduated from Elon University in 2011 with a master's degree in elementary education. I am a National Board certified teacher. I am also certified as an AIG specialist and a reading specialist. After completing this program I would like to teach education classes at my local community college.
Name: Sherri Shore Perdue
Program: BK: ISED
Advisor: Dr. Catherine Scott-Little
Career Plans: Family & Child Advocate/Teacher
Previous Education: AAS Early Childhood Education, GTCC ‘10, BS Auditory/Oral PID w/B-K Licensure, UNCG ‘12
Research Interest: Childhood Aggression, Emotional/Social Competency, Assessments-Diagnosis and Medication in Early Childhood
Name: Lauren Figurski
Advisor: Dr. Danielle Crosby
Career Plans: Early Interventionist/ Parent EducatorPrevious Education: B.S. in Family Community Services, Michigan State University Research Interests: Atypical Development Infant-Toddler, Parent-Child Interactions, Screening and Assessments of Infants/Toddlers, Early Childhood Inclusive Education Settings
Kathryn King Edge (BKISED)
Name: Kelly Griffin
Program: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership in Early Care and Education
Career Plans: Preschool Teacher/Preschool Director
Previous Education: BS in Child Development, Meredith College 2013
Research Interests: The Development of Phonological Awareness in Young Children and Strategies to Teach Monolingual and Dual Language Learners in North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Programs
Name Tara Kidroske
Program: Post Ba BK licensure-MEd BKISD
Advisor Dr. Catherine Scott-Little
Career plans: Early intervention, family support, Kindergarten readiness
Previous Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ minor in Counseling; Liberty University 2012
Name: Diana Tursi
Program: B-K licensure, Masters in Education
Career Plans: Inclusive preschool teaching and administration
Previous Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Child development concentration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – May, 2005
Research Interests: Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Inclusion in Preschool Settings