Kathy Stansbury, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

kstansbury@ncu.eduKathy Stansbury

Areas of expertise:  

  • Developmental psychology with a focus on emotional development
  • Attachment
  • Parent / child relationships
  • Stress physiology
  • Development of coping and emotion regulation in young children


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S., Santa Clara University

Dissertation:  Emotion Regulation and Mothers' Support for Emotion Regulation in Normally-Developing and At-Risk Preschoolers

Selected publications:

  • “Modeling emotion-related parenting in a low-income sample and relations with toddlers’ Self-regulation,” Early Childhood Research Quarterly (2012)
  • “Gender  differences in adults’ behavioral responses to child noncompliance in public settings: The role of positive and negative touch” Behavior and Social Issues (2012)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Michigan State University
  • Associate Professor,Morehouse College 
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Mount Holyoke College
  • Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Assistant Professor, Scripps College