Human Development and Family Studies

Andy Supple, Ph.D.

Former Students

Claire Wood

Claire Wood, M.S., Ph.D. (2017)

Research interests: Initiation and dissolution of relationships, marital processes

Master's Thesis: Gender-typed attributes and marital satisfaction in Mexican immigrant couples: a latent profile approach (link to NC Docks)

Doctoral Dissertation: Person-centered approaches to modeling trajectories of concurrent substance use across adolescence and adulthood: individual and family background predictors (Link to NC Docks)

Current Work: Assistant Research Professor, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Angel Dunbar with her dissertation committee

Angel Dunbar, Ph.D. (2016)

Dissertation: Sociocultural Predictors of Parental Racial and Emotion Socialization and Relations to Child Social-Emotional Adjustment (pdf)

Current Work: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland

Alyson Cavanaugh, M.S., Ph.D. (2015)

Research interests: Culturally-relevant risk and protective mechanisms to shed light on pathways to resilience for children across family, school, and community contexts

Master's Thesis:The role of parent-adolescent relationships in predicting Mexican American adolescents' coping strategies: examining variation across parent and adolescent gender (link to NC Docks)

Doctoral Dissertation: Examining linkages among sources of racial-ethnic discrimination and Latino adolescents' psychosocial and academic outcomes: are culturally-relevant factors protective? (Link to NC Docks)

Current Work: Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC Chapel Hill

Jinni Su, M.S. Ph.D. (2015)

Research Interests: genetic and environmental influences on adolescent socio-emotional and behavioral health, with a focus on adolescent alcohol and substance use.

Master's Thesis: Peers, parents, school, and neighborhood influences on adolescent substance use across ethnic groups: an application of peer cluster and primary socialization theories

Doctoral Dissertation: Predicting substance use trajectories from early adolescence to young adulthood: examination of gene-gene interaction, gene-environment interaction and gender differences

Current Work: Postdoctoral Fellow, EDGE Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University

Shuntay McCoy, Ph.D. (2013)

Doctoral Dissertation: Navigating racialized contexts: the influence of school and family socialization on African American students' racial and educational identity

Current Work: Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University

Melvin Herring, Ph.D. (2013)

Doctoral Dissertation: The influence of negative school climate factors on African American adolescent males' academic outcomes: the mediating role of internalizing and externalizing behaviors

Current Work: Director of the Masters in Social Work Program, Johnson C. Smith University

Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D. (2008)

Doctoral Dissertation: Perceived Discrimination and Academic Achievement among Latino Adolescents: A Risk and Resiliency Model

Current Work: Senior Director, Health Informatics Core, Johns Hopkins All Childen's Hospital