Alumni Placements

Ph.D. Concentration in Developmental Psychology

Students who complete the Ph.D. in psychological sciences with a concentration in developmental psychology go on to work at colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad, in public and private research organizations, and in businesses and organizations emphasizing children’s development and well-being. Learn more about our alumni placements and find career development resources below.

Graduates 2001-Present

Lee Tecoulesco '22 Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Boys Town
Advisor: L. Naigles

Meaghan Perdue '21 Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Calgary
Advisor: N. Landi

Lauren Bryant '20 Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University
Advisor: K. Cuevas

Manya Jyotishi '19 Ph.D.
Senior Research Analyst, Applied Survey Research
Advisor: L. Naigles

Parker Tichko '19 Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Northeastern University
Advisor: E. Skoe

Kayleigh Ryherd '19 Ph.D.
Senior Research Analyst, Newsela
Advisor: N. Landi

Iris Chin '17 Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Blackfynn
Advisor: L. Naigles

Russell Richie '17 Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: M. Coppola

Kaitlin Flannery '17 Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland
Advisor: R. Smith

Deanna Gagne '17 Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Gallaudet University
Advisor: M. Coppola

Ahmed Abdel-Aziz '17 Ph.D.
Research Clinician at Future University of Egypt, Cairo
Advisor: L. Naigles

Janill Marquez '16 MS
Project Manager, Girls Who Code
Advisor: R. Smith

Nicole Depowski '16 Ph.D.
Lecturer of Developmental Psychology, Carroll University
Advisor: H. Bortfeld

Emily Carrigan '16 Ph.D.
Full-time Lecturer, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Advisor: M. Coppola

Sarah Sanborn '15 Ph.D.
Full-time Lecturer, Clemson University
Advisor: J. Green

Margaret Yeh '15 Ph.D.
Advisor: L. Naigles

Lauren Broder '14 Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation at 826 National
Advisor: J. Green

Jennifer Bisson '14 Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Clemson University
Advisor: J. Green

Sergey Kornilov '14 Ph.D. (PAC)
Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology
Associate Advisor: N. Landi

Jason Anastas '13 Ph.D.
Technical Consultant, Callidus Cloud / SAP
Advisor: J. Dixon

Anthony Goodwin '13 Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Psychological Science, Eastern Connecticut State University
Advisor: L. Naigles

Emma Kelty-Stephen '13 Ph.D.
Lecturer, University at New Paltz
Advisor: L. Naigles

Pamela Whitney '12 Ph.D.
Data analyst, private consulting
Advisor: J. Green

Rebecca Boncoddo '11 Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University
Advisor: J. Dixon

Saime Tek '10 Ph.D.
Advisor: L. Naigles

Alice Ann Howard Gola '08 Ph.D.
Social Science Research Analyst at USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Advisor: L. Naigles

Lauren Swensen Meade '07 Ph.D.
Clinical Coordinator, Institute of Professional Practice, Woodbridge, CT
Advisor: L. Naigles

Xin Chen '06 Ph.D.
Visiting Instructor, Maryville College
Advisor: J. Green

Elizabeth Kelley '06 Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Queens University, Ontario, Canada
Advisor: L. Naigles

Hung-Chu Lin '06 Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Advisor: J. Green

Joanne Lee '06 Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Advisor: L. Naigles

Rebecca Martin '04 Ph.D.
Associate Professor, South Dakota State University
Advisor: J. Green

Lara Mayeux '04 Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Advisor: T. Cillessen

Susan Smith '03 Ph.D.
Advisor: Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals

Rebecca Wood '02 Ph.D.
Central Connecticut State University
Advisor: G. Gustafson

Dina Moore '01 Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Southern Connecticut State University
Advisor: B. Sanders

Career Development

Department Resources

For external job postings and career resources for all psychological sciences Ph.D. students, visit the Careers and Outcomes page.

Developmental Psychology Fellowships