Current Graduate Students
Lauren Bailes who is interested in infant emotional development (e.g., temperament, emotion regulation), parent-infant interactions, and infant physiological regulation.
Recent Graduate Students
Pamela Norcross, Ph.D. (2019)
- Dissertation: Examining Pathways Linking Maternal Depression to Maternal Sensitivity: Role of Maternal Causal Attributions
- Current employment: Assistant Professor in Child Development Program in the Department of Human and Environmental Sciences at Meredith College
Jin Qu, Ph.D. (2017)
- Dissertation: Identifying Adaptive Emotion Regulation Behaviors Among Infants
- First Post PhD Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology Department, Penn State University
- Current Employment: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clarion University
Angel Dunbar, Ph.D. (2016)
- Dissertation: Sociocultural Predictors of Parental Racial and Emotion Socialization and Relations to Child Social-Emotional Adjustment
- First Post PhD Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland
- Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland
Photo: Angel Dunbar with her committee after her dissertation defense
From left to right: Susan Calkins, Esther Leerkes, Angel Dunbar, Stephanie Coard, and Andy Supple
Lindsey Gedaly, M.S. (2015)
- Thesis: Environment and genetic predictors of infant attachment disorganization.
- Currently Doctoral student in HDFS at UNCG
Meagan Matthews, M.S. (2013)
- Thesis: Psychosocial Predictors of Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration
- Current Employment: Registered Behavior Technician at Madison Behavior Therapy
Jessica Gudmundson, Ph.D. (2012)
- Dissertation: Links Between Maternal Education and Parenting During Children’s First Three Years: The Moderating Role of Income and Partner Status
- Current Position: Project Manager, Spelman College
Stephanie Parade, Ph.D. (2010)
- Dissertation: Marital Satisfaction Across The Transition To Parenthood: A Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Perspective.
- Current Position: Research Associate Professor, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University
Regan Burney, Ph.D. (2010)
- Dissertation: Links Between Temperament and Coparenting: The Moderating Role Of Family Characteristics.
- Current employment: Project Manager, Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group, UNC-Chapel Hill, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
|(Jessica Gudmundson & Esther Leerkes, May 2012)||Esther Leerkes & Meagan Matthews, HDFS Graduation Recognition Ceremony, May 2013|
Stephanie Parade, Esther Leerkes, and Regan Burney at hooding ceremony, December 2010.
Esther Leerkes & Lindsey Gedaly, HDFS Graduation Recognition Ceremony, 2015