Human Development and Family Studies

According to HDFS Department records, we have a 100% job placement rate in an HDFS related field for Ph.D program graduates and 93% job placement rate in a related field for MS-thesis graduates. Records are not as complete for graduates of the M.Ed and LECE programs, but indications are that graduates are very successful in finding jobs in those fields as well.

                                        Postdoctoral Positions of Recent Graduates

Graduating Class
Name
Position
Employer
2013 Bethany Blair Post-doctoral Fellow Project Manager, RIGHT Track Project at UNCG
2013 Nicole Brown Perry Post-doctoral Fellow CAP Project at UNCG
2012 Nina Smith Postdoctoral Associate Duke Center for Child and Family Policy
2012 Irina Mokrova Postdoctoral Fellow UNC Chapel Hill Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
2012 Jessica Gudmundson Data Collection Specialist STAR Project, UNCG
2012 Yudan Chen Wang Data Specialist Race to the Top Project, UNCG
2012 Nina Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of African and African American Studies, Center for Child and Family Policy,  Duke University
2010 Stephanie Parade D'Atri Postdoctoral Fellow, Early Childhood Clinical Research Center Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University
2010 Bridget Hatfield Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (UVA)
2009 Emily Cook Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University
2008 Ben Hinnant Postdoctoral Research Fellow Auburn University
2008 Kathy Siepak Postdoctoral Research Associate Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (UNCG)
2008 Sharon Ghazarion Postdoctoral Research Associate Johns Hopkins University
2007 Jonghee Shim Postdoctoral Research Associate Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (UNCG)
2006 Kari Adamsons Postdoctoral Research Associate Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (UNCG)
2006 Chris Proulx Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Texas

 

 

                                      Faculty Positions of Recent Graduates

Graduating Class
Degree
Name
Position
Employer
2013 Ph.D Shuntay McCoy Assistant Professor Johnson C Smith University
2013 Ph.D Melvin Herring Visiting Ass.Professor Johnson C Smith University
2013 Ph.D Christine Maynard Assistant Professor HDFS Dept, Iowa State
2011 Ph.D Amy Thomason Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education University of Oklahoma
2011 Ph.D Jackie Nelson Assistant Professor of Psychology University of Texas-Dallas
2010 Ph.D Bridget Hatfield Assistant Professor Human Development and Family Sciences
2010 Ph.D Jill Walls Assistant Professor Ball State, Family and Consumer Sciences Department
2010 MS Laura Simone Instructor and Research Assistant Human Development and Family Studies Department, Penn State York
2009 Ph.D Emily Cook Professor Applied Developmental Psychology, Rhode Island University
2009 PhD Janzlean Laughinghouse Director of Social Work Program Bennett College
2008 Ph.D Ben Hinnant Assistant Professor The Catholic University of America
2008 PhD Kathy Siepak Assistant Professor University of Texas of the Permian Basin
2007 Ph.D Jonghee Shim Assistant Professor Auburn University, AL
2006 PhD Kari Adamsons Assistant Professor Dept. of Human Development & Family Studies, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
2006 PhD Tenisha Tolbert Assistant Professor Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC)
2006 PhD Christine Proulx Associate Professor Dept.of Human Development & Family Studies, University of Missouri at Columbia (Columbia, MO)
2006 PhD Meeshay Wheeler Assistant Professor Dept. of Human Environment & Family Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC)
2005 PhD Angella Eanes Assistant Professor Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences,South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
2005 PhD Nerissa LeBlanc Gillum Assistant Professor Dept of Family Sciences, Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX)
2005 PhD Archana Hegde Assistant Professor Dept of Child Development & Family Relations, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
2005 PhD Brad van Eeden-Moorefield Associate Professor Department of Family & Child Studies
Montclair State University
2004 PhD Yvette Murphy Assistant Professor School of Social Work, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
2003 PhD Brent Gibson Assistant Professor School of Family Studies, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
2006 MEd Susan Choplin Teacher Walkertown Elementary, Forsyth County (NC)
2004 MEd Leslie Danford Instructor Randolph Community College (Asheboro, NC)
2004 MEd Stephanie Decker Early Interventionist/ Specialized Instructor Cheshire Center (Greensboro, NC)
2004 MEd Terri Fowler Instructor Central Carolina Community College (Sanford, NC)

 

             Applied Research and Policy Positions of Recent Graduates

 

2011 Ph.D Vicki Kintner-Duffy Teaching Partner Specialist Teachstone
2011 MS Lauren K Goodson Specialist in Child Development and Family Studies ABC Human Services, Charlotte
2011 MS Joy Cecil-Dyrkacz Case Manager Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina, Inc.
2009 Ph.D Alethea Rollins Research Scientist Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships, UNCG
2009 PhD Christian Friend Executive Director of Accountability Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
2007 PhD David Troutman Research Associate American Prosecutors Research Institute (Washington, DC)
2006 MS (FL/PE) Angie Phipps Children's Service Coordinator Children's Developmental Services Agency (Greensboro, NC)
2005 MS (FL/PE) Roma Srivastava Family Centered Specialist Institute for Family Centered Services (Greensboro, NC)
2004 MEd Julie Greer Early Intervention Service Coordinator Morganton/Hickory Children's Developmental Services Agency (Hickory, NC)