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Primary Faculty


Cheatham, Carol
Associate Professor
216 Davie Hall
(919) 843-5020 | (704) 250-5010
carol_cheatham@unc.edu

Dr. Cheatham studies individual differences in cognitive development as they relate to nutrition and nutrigenomics, utilizing both electrophysiological (ERP) and behavioral methodology. Her research spans preconception to senescence. Visit her online: Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory.

Dr. Cheatham will be recruiting a student to start Fall 2021.


Cooper, Shauna
Associate Professor | Director of Diversity Initiatives
214 Davie Hall
(919) 962-7468
shauna_cooper@unc.edu

Dr. Cooper studies the cultural and contextual factors that contribute to positive youth development, with a specific focus on African American adolescents and families. Her work spans multiple areas, including 1) family processes; 2) ethnic-racial socialization practices; 3) father engagement and involvement; 4) gender-related processes and 5) youth community involvement. Visit her online: Strength, Assets, and Resilience (StAR) Research Lab.

Dr. Cooper will be recruiting a student to start Fall 2021.


Gariepy, Jean-Louis
Associate Professor
227 Davie Hall
(919) 962-2392
lgariepy@email.unc.edu

Dr. Gariepy studies the development and evolution of social behavior and the biological and behavioral aspects of social adaption.

Dr. Gariepy will not be recruiting a student to start Fall 2021.


Kurtz-Costes, Beth
Professor | Developmental Psychology Program Director
221 Davie Hall
(919) 962-4137
bkcostes@email.unc.edu

Dr. Kurtz-Costes studies the development of adolescents’ academic motivation with particular attention to race/ethnicity and gender as social identities that shape youth’s experiences, goals, and achievement behaviors. Visit her online: Beth, Kurtz-Costes, Ph.D.

Dr. Kurtz-Costes will not be recruiting a student to start Fall 2021.


Propper, Cathi
Adjunct Associate Professor | Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
100 East Franklin Street
(919) 843-2400
propper@email.unc.edu

Dr. Propper’s research focuses on the development of infant and child self-regulation. She investigates child behavioral, emotional, and cognitive outcomes as the result of associations across levels (behavioral, physiological, genetic, environmental) and over time, from the prenatal period to early childhood.

Dr. Propper will not be recruiting a student to start Fall 2021.


Telzer, Eva
Associate Professor
218 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6758
ehtelzer@unc.edu

Dr. Telzer’s research examines how social and cultural processes shape adolescent brain development, with a focus on both prosocial and antisocial behaviors, family and peer relationships, and long-term psychological well-being. Visit her online: Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab.

Dr. Telzer will be recruiting a student to start Fall 2021.


Associated Faculty


Associated Faculty are faculty members in other graduate programs in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience who collaborate closely with faculty and students in the Developmental Psychology Program. These faculty members may recruit Developmental doctoral students through our graduate admissions process.


Arnold, Jennifer
Associated Faculty | Professor in Cognitive Psychology
337B Davie Hall
(919) 843-5737
jarnold@email.unc.edu

Dr. Arnold studies the cognitive mechanisms underlying language comprehension and production in adults and children. Visit her online: UNC Language Processing Lab.

Dr. Arnold will be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Bauer, Daniel
Associated Faculty | Professor in Quantitative Psychology
362A Davie Hall
(919) 962-4020
dbauer@email.unc.edu

Dr. Bauer studies psychometrics, statistical models for developmental data, multi-level and non-linear models, structural equation modeling, cluster analysis, and finite mixture models. Visit him online: Daniel J. Bauer, Ph.D.

Dr. Bauer will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Cohen, Jessica
Associated Faculty | Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology
335A Davie Hall
919-843-2664
jrcohen@unc.edu

Dr. Cohen studies how functional brain networks interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. Visit her online: Cohen Lab.

Dr. Cohen will be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Curran, Patrick
Associated Faculty | Professor in Quantitative Psychology
356 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5235
curran@unc.edu

Dr. Curran studies structural equation and multi-level modeling of longitudinal data, integrative data analysis and the fitting of models to data pooled over multiple independent data sources, and the risk and protective factors associated with the onset and escalation of alcohol and drug use in children and adolescents. Visit him online: Patrick J. Curran, Ph.D.

Dr. Curran will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Gates, Kathleen
Associated Faculty | Associate Professor in Quantitative Psychology
344A Davie Hall
(919) 962-4947
gateskm@email.unc.edu

Dr. Gates studies time series analysis, structural equation modeling, Fourier analysis, graph theory, and develops, tests, and disseminates programs for use with intensive longitudinal data such as psychophysiological and dyadic interaction. Visit her online: Katie Gates, Ph.D.

Dr. Gates will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Hussong, Andrea
Associated Faculty | Professor in Clinical Psychology
262 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6593
hussong@unc.edu

Dr. Hussong studies social and familial influences associated with adolescent substance abuse and comorbid disorders among high-risk youth. Visit her online: Developmental Risk and Resilience Lab.

Dr. Hussong will be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Jones, Deborah
Associated Faculty | Professor in Clinical Psychology
267 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3995
djjones@email.unc.edu

Dr. Jones studies the mental and physical health and well-being in the family context; the mechanisms by which families transmit risk and resilience; and, most recently, the development and enhancement of prevention and intervention programs to meet the unique needs of at-risk and under-served families. Visit her online: Deborah J. Jones, Ph.D..

Dr. Jones will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Lindquist, Kristen
Associated Faculty | Associate Professor in Social Psychology
321 Davie Hall
(919) 843-6260
kristen.lindquist@unc.edu

Dr. Lindquist studies emotions and affective neuroscience. Visit her online: Carolina Affective Science Lab.

Dr. Lindquist will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Miller, Adam
Associated Faculty | Research Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
259 Davie Hall
adam.miller@unc.edu

Dr. Miller studies neural mechanisms of the link between childhood adversity and risk for adolescent health risk behaviors, especially suicide. Visit him online: Miller Lab.

Dr. Miller will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Muscatell, Keely
Associated Faculty | Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
328 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9113
kmuscatell@unc.edu

Dr. Muscatell studies how social experiences (e.g., stress, social status, inequality, discrimination, loneliness, social support) influence physical health and emotional well-being, incorporating techniques from social neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology to identify pathways linking the social environment and health outcomes. Visit her online: Social Neuroscience and Health Lab.

Dr. Muscatell will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Prinstein, Mitch
Associated Faculty | Seters Distinguished Professor in Clinical Psychology
240 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3988
mitch.prinstein@unc.edu

Dr. Prinstein studies cognitive-interpersonal models of adolescent depression and self-injury/suicidality, peer influence, and adolescent risk behavior. Visit him online: Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP.

Dr. Prinstein will be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Sheridan, Margaret
Associated Faculty | Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
248 Davie Hall
(919) 843-3182
sheridan.margaret@unc.edu

Dr. Sheridan studies the neural mechanisms through which adversity affects brain development and risk for externalizing disorders; diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder in early childhood; and typical and atypical development of the prefrontal cortex. Visit her online: Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences.

Dr. Sheridan will be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Youngstrom, Eric
Associated Faculty | Professor in Clinical Psychology
257 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3997
eay@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom studies bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; evidence-based approaches to assessment; and emotions in developmental psychopathology. Visit him online: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D..

Dr. Youngstrom will not be recruiting a Developmental student to start Fall 2021.


Adjunct Faculty


Adjunct Faculty have official appointments with the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and assist the Department by collaborating with faculty, mentoring doctoral students, or teaching undergraduates.


Adams, Liz
Adjunct Assistant Professor | University of North Carolina
229 Davie Hall
adamsliz@live.unc..edu


Asher, Steven
Adjunct Professor | Duke University
240 Soc-Psych B
(919) 660-5773
asher@duke.edu


Baker-Ward, Lynne
Adjunct Professor | North Carolina State University
640 Poe Hall
(919) 515-1731
lbward@ncsu.edu


Belger, Aysenil
Adjunct Professor | Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(919) 843-7368
abelger@med.unc.edu


Coffman, Jennifer
Adjunct Associate Professor | University of North Carolina Greensboro
Human Development and Family Studies
(336) 334-5307
jlcoffma@uncg.edu


Else-Quest, Nicole
Adjunct Associate Professor | Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(919) 962-3380
neq@email.unc.edu


Gardner-Neblett, Nicole
Adjunct Assistant Professor | University of North Carolina
nicole.gardner-neblett@unc.edu



Goldman, Barbara
Adjunct Professor | Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
330 Bypass Building
(919) 966-7169
barbara_goldman@unc.edu


Heilbron, Nicole
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University
(919) 681-1100
heilbron@live.unc.edu


Mills-Koonce, W. Roger
Adjunct Associate Professor | Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of North Carolina Greensboro
(336) 334-5307
r_millsk@uncg.edu


Shanahan, Lilly
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Clinical Developmental Psychology
University of Zurich
lilly.shanahan.devsci@gmail.com


Willoughby, Michael
Adjunct Professor | RTI International
(919) 541-6622
willoughby@unc.edu


Emeritus Faculty


Ornstein, Peter
Professor Emeritus
229 Davie Hall
pao@unc.edu
Peter Ornstein, Ph.D.