Elizabeth Meisinger, Ph.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4679
Office: Psychology, Building, room 338
The Child and Family Studies area includes faculty and students from several department
programs including Child Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and School
Psychology and represents all three of the department's doctoral degree concentrations
(Clinical, Experimental, and School). The common core of faculty research interests
is a commitment to examining age-related cognitive, cultural, emotional, health, and
social factors across infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Basic and applied research
projects are conducted in a variety of settings, including community agencies, day
care and preschool programs, homes, hospitals, and schools. From this diversity across
faculty interests, graduate students can construct individualized programs of study
and be involved with a wide variety of research topics and populations.
The Child and Family Studies faculty have teaching assignments to courses related
to the research area, and many provide supervised practicum experiences through the
department's Psychological Services Center.
Open colloquium series meetings are held weekly on Friday afternoons during which
faculty, students, and community partners present their research findings.
Course Requirements for Graduate Students Affiliated with the Child and Family Studies
Kristoffer S. Berlin, Ph.D.
Robert Cohen, Ph. D.
Thomas Fagan, Ph.D.
Randy G. Floyd, Ph.D.
Kathryn H. Howell, Ph.D.
Beth Meisinger, Ph.D.
Idia B. Thurston, Ph.D.