A listing of graduates of our Graduate Program and where they are now.

Name Mentor Area Year Current Position
Alaina Pearce Vaidya LCN 2017

Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University

Erika Fountain Woolard HDPP 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Elise Cardinale Marsh LCN 2017 Post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health working with Danny Pine and Ellen Leibenluft
Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz Marsh LCN 2016 Postdoctoral fellow in the Kable Lab at the University of Pennsylvania
Nicole Senft Chentsova-Dutton Joint 2016 Postdoctoral position in the Karmanos Cancer Institute's Population Studies & Disparities Research Program at Wayne State University
Anna Markowitz Ryan Joint 2016

Postdoctoral Research Associate with Daphna Bassok at the EdPolicyWorks Center in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia

Laura Zimmermann Barr HDPP 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Child's Play, Learning, and Development Lab at the University of Delaware working with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff

Zachary Warren Moghaddam Joint 2016

Director for Policy and Research, The Asia Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan

Elisabeth McClure Chentsova-Dutton HDPP 2015 Research Specialist at The LEGO Foundation
Chelsea Stillman Howard LCN 2015 Postdoctoral position in the Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
Melissa Richards Calvert Joint 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child and Family Research Section at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Child Development
Eun-Soo Choi Chentsova-Dutton HDPP 2014 Researcher in the Center for Social Sciences at Seoul National University
Sarah Vidal Woolard Joint 2014 Senior Analyst at Westat
Cristina Novoa Moghaddam Joint 2014 Early Childhood Researcher at SRI International
Katherine Gamble Howard LCN 2014 National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow with Army Research Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Eric Murphy Vaidya LCN 2013

Program Officer at National Institute of Mental Health

Natalie Brito

Barr HDPP 2013

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt

Anna Mikulak Phillips LCN 2012 Associate Director of News and Information, Association for Psychological Science
Beth Meloy Phillips Joint 2012 Social Science Analyst in the Office of Head Start at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 
Jessica Simon Petok Howard LCN 2011

Assistant Professor of Psychology at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Amanda Exner Staiano Calvert Joint 2010 Assistant Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Director, Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory; Assistant Professor Adjunct, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University 
Devon Brost 


 Phillips  LCN  2010

Senior Lead Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington DC

Melanie Stollstorff  Vaidya  LCN  2010 Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida International University
Beth Zack  Barr  HDPP  2010 Outreach Specialist for the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at The University of Washington
Alexis Lauricella  Calvert  Joint  2010 Associate Director of the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University
Hayley Cleary  Woolard  Joint  2010 Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University
Ilana Bennett  Howard  LCN  2009 Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of California, Riverside
Amy Lowenstein  Phillips  Joint  2009 Project Director in Department of Psychology at Fordham University
Naomi Lee  Moghaddam  HDPP  2009 Associate Researcher at WIDA Consortium Research, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy Crowell  Phillips  HDPP  2009 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Science at Georgetown University
Kelly Barnes  Vaidya  LCN  2008 Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at San Jacinto College
Sam Harvell  Woolard  Joint  2008 Senior Research Associate with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute


**The "Joint" designation indicates the person earned a Master in Public Policy from the McCourt School in addition to a PhD in the HDPP concentration.**

***This information is current to the best of our knowledge. If you are an alumnus and would like to update your information, please email Molly McGeady.***