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Pamelyn MacDonald, PHD

Professor, Department of Psychology

Pamelyn MacDonald, PHD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Lifespan Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Intervention Programs for At-Risk Youth
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching Pedagogy


Mother child interactions and peer relations in adolescence: Modes of linkage.  


  • PhD, University of Houston
  • MA, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • BA, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Psychology, Emporia State University
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Washburn University
  • Institutional Review Board Chair, Emporia State University
  • Faculty Senator, Emporia State University
  • Field Editor for the Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
  • Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas (PERK) – Secretary & Treasurer
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Advisory Board, USD 437
  • Board of Directors - Children’s Learning Center, Lawrence, Kansas, Secretary & Vice President
  • Reviewer for Quality REACHE (evaluated online courses for the Kansas City area consortium for online education)