Graduate Students

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 adams Adams, Elizabeth
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)

223 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  adamsliz@email.unc.edu
Areas of Research: Resiliency, Socialization and Identity Development in Minorities and At-Risk-Youth.

 bondy Bondy, Carmen
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Lilly Shanahan)

209 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  bondy@live.unc.edu

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Camerota, Marie
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Martha Cox - FPG & Durham Child Study

212 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  mcamerot@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  How the environment of poverty shapes child development. More specifically, on the relationship among parenting processes, self-regulation, and executive function.  

canipe Canipe, Grant
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Carol Cheatham

224 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email: canipelg@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Studying dopamine signaling along various pathways using nutritional and exercise interventions.  Expanding research in areas of development, particularly brain aging, using nutritional interventions.  

 hoffman Hoffman, Adam
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)

219 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  ajhoffma@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Racial and gender stereotypes and their influence on academic motivation, stereotype threat in academic learning and performance and interventions.

 hudson Hudson, Kesha
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Peter Ornstein)

226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  knhudson@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Children’s strategic behaviors and early academic achievement as a function of the types of language used in the home and school contexts.  Interest in memory development and self-regulation as they relate to achievement outcomes.

 kolacz Kolacz, Jacek 
Graduate Student (Advisors: Drs. Jean Louis Gariepy and Martha Cox – FPG & Durham Child Study)

229 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  jkolacz@email.unc.edu
Areas of Research: Empathy development in early childhood as influenced by individual differences in children’s self-regulation capacities and organization of parent-child relationships.

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Nehler, Chelsea
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Carol Cheatham)

209 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  nehlerc@live.unc.edu

perkins Perkins, Katherine
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)

229 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  kaperk@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  The development of children’s perceptions of gender bias in the classroom and the influence of stereotypes and socialization on children’s classroom engagement, motivation, and academic achievement outcomes.

 
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Pettiford, Adrianne
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Martha Cox)

212 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  apettiford@unc.edu
Areas of Research: The development of psychosocial maturity in adolescence and normative adolescent transitions including pubertal development and the transition to high school. 

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Pettygrove, Dana
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Martha Cox - FPG & Durham Child Study)

211 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  dmpettyg@live.unc.edu

 sabatos-devito Sabatos-Devito, Maura
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Steve Reznick)

224 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  sabatosd@email.unc.edu

 Kelly Sheppard Sheppard, Kelly
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Carol Cheatham)

226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

 

Email:  willk@live.unc.edu

 skinner Skinner, Olivenne
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)

223 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  oskinner@live.unc.edu

 stephens Stephens, Rebecca
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Steve Reznick)

219 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  rebsteph@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Infant and toddler cognitive development, with an emphasis on attention and executive function as well as early development of these constructs in young children with autism spectrum disorder. 

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Thomas, Taylor
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Peter Ornstein)

223 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  tet@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  Understanding the processes that confer various outcomes across developmental trajectories, specifically within populations of teachers and children. Interested in investigating the processes through which teacher-child interactions are associated with developmental outcomes, in particular, outcomes associated with memory. 

 volpe Volpe, Vanessa
Graduate Student (Advisors: Drs. Jean Louis Gariepy and Lilly Shanahan)

217 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  vvolpe@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  The developmental processes by which psychosocial stressors may be translated into health outcomes (mental and physical) in adolescence and emerging adulthood, with specific attention to the development of self-regulation and its role in these processes. Also interested in health disparities and different contexts and outcomes of self-regulatory propensities with regard to individuals’ racial/ethnic background.

 wagner Wagner, Nicholas
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Martha Cox – - FPG & Durham Child Study)

217 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Emailwagnern@live.unc.edu

 bharathi Zvara, Bharathi
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Martha Cox - FPG & Durham Child Study)

211 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Email:  zvara@live.unc.edu