Graduate Students

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 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
camerot 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 27599-3270Email: 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)226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  ajhoffma@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  How contextual processes (i.e. family, peers) influence the development ethnic and racial identity in minority youth and the influence of identity on youth’s academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic interests.
 hudson Hudson, Kesha
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Peter Ornstein)226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  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 Lilly Shanahan) 217 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  jkolacz@email.unc.edu
Areas of Research: Application of evolutionary-biological models to the study of physiological and behavioral stress response systems, contextual factors that contribute to their functional organization and plasticity, and identification of profiles that may confer resilience or risk for psychopathology and health problems.
 nehler Nehler, Chelsea
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Jean Louis Gariepy)209 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  nehlerc@live.unc.edu
perkins Perkins, Katherine
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  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.
gilbert Pettiford, Adrianne
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Martha Cox)212 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  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.
Dana Pettygrove Pettygrove, Dana
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Martha Cox – FPG & Durham Child Study)211 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  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 27599-3270Email:  sabatosd@email.unc.edu
 Kelly Sheppard Sheppard, Kelly
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Carol Cheatham)226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  willk@live.unc.edu
 skinner Skinner, Olivenne
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)223 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  oskinner@live.unc.edu
 stephens Stephens, Rebecca
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Steve Reznick)219 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  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. 
thomas Thomas, Taylor
Graduate Student (Advisor:  Dr. Peter Ornstein)223 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  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, Vanessa
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Email:  vvolpe@live.unc.edu
Areas of Research:  I am broadly interested in the individual and societal mechanisms through which mental and physical health disparities between racial/ethnic minority and majority groups in the US are created, sustained, and may be ameliorated across the lifespan. With a specific focus on African American adolescents and emerging adults, I seek to understand the role of physiological self-regulation and coping processes in the relation between stress and health outcomes.
 heidi Vuletich Vuletich, Heidi
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes)211 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Emailvulet978@live.unc.edu
 wagner Wagner, Nicholas
Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Martha Cox – – FPG & Durham Child Study)226 Davie Hall
Psychology Dept., UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270Emailwagnern@live.unc.edu
Web: www.njwagner.org
Areas of Research:  How early family and contextual processes contribute to children’s social, emotional, and behavioral development and the extent to which children’s self-regulatory capacities and psychophysiological functioning serve to constrain or augment these associations.