Human Development and Family Studies

Employment Of Recent Graduates

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

Graduating Class Program Name Position
2016 PhD Nan Zhou Research Scientist, Institute of Developmental Psychology, Beijing Normal University
2016 MS/PhD Bridget Weymouth Postdoctoral Fellow, Methodology Center, Penn State
2016 PhD Angel Dunbar Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies, the University of Maryland
2015 PhD Kamilah Legette Postdoctoral Fellow, Research on Education and Development of Youth Program, Duke University
2015 MS/PhD Jinni Su Postdoctoral Fellow, COBE, Virginia Commonwealth University
2015 MS/PhD Alyson Cavanaugh Postdoctoral Fellow, Caminos Lab, Psychology Department, UNCG
2014 PhD Chantelle Wolpert Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID), Duke Consortium on Social Equity
2013 MS/PhD Nicole Brown Perry Postdoctoral Fellow, CAP Study, Human Development and Family Studies Department, UNCG
2012 MS/PhD Irina Mokrova Postdoctoral Research Associate, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, the University of North Carolina
2012 PhD Jessica Gudmundson Project Manager for the School Readiness Study, CAT Lab, Spelman College
2012 MS/PhD Yudan Wang Project Coordinator, Race to the Top: Measure Development Project, UNCG
2010 MS/PhD Regan Burney Project Coordinator, Triad Chlid Study, UNCG

Faculty Positions

Graduating Class Program Name Position
2016 PhD Teressa Sumrall Assistant Professor, Appalachain State University, Department of Family and Child Studies
2016 PhD Amy Johnson Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino
2015 PhD Yuliana Rodriguez Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Department of Human Development and Family Science
2013 PhD Shuntay McCoy Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, Department of Counseling and Human Services
2013 MS/PhD Bethany Blair Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
2013 PhD Melvin Herring Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University, Social Work
2013 PhD Christine Maynard Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
2012 PhD Nina Smith Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University, Department of Human Sciences
2011 PhD Jackie Nelson Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
2011 PhD Amy C. Thomason Williamson Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Human Sciences

Applied Research and Policy Positions

Graduating Class Program Name Position
2016 MS/PhD Liz King Research and Policy Associate, the Center of the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berekly
2016 PhD Megan Irby Director of Pediatric Obesity Research, Brenner FIT (Families in Training), Wake Forest School of Medecine
2013 MS/PhD Jennifer Beasley Program Coordinator, Liberty Early Childhood Center, Randolph County Public Schools
2013 MS Meagan Mathews Parent Educator, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
2011 MS/PhD Vicki Kintner-Duffy Professional Development Specialist, Teachstone
2011 MS Lauren K. Goodson Specialist in Child Development and Family Studies, ABC Human Services, Gastonia, NC
2010 PhD Gerard Carter Executive Director/CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Charlotte