Meet the PPRT Members
Nathan Winner is a 5th year doctoral student. His thesis project investigated the impact of race and family structure on parenting and college student mental health. He is completing a dissertation exploring the relationship between helicopter parenting and narcissistic traits in college students. His professional goals include working in a VA.
Christopher Perez is a 4th year doctoral student who recently completed his thesis project which explored whether emotional distress tolerance mediated the relationship between helicopter parenting and college student mental health outcomes. His dissertation will expand this work to explore specific facets of emotional distress tolerance, as well as the impact helicopter parenting has on both emotional distress as well as positive affect. His professional goals include working in a VA.
Alexandra Teller is a 3rd year doctoral student with interests in understanding the impacts of large scale disasters on parenting. Her thesis investigates the impact of Hurricane Katrina trauma on parent-child attachment relationships.
Chrissy Ammons is a 2nd year doctoral student. She is beginning work on a project examining parenting in the development of the traits of forgiveness and gratitude and the ways these constructs may impact adult attachment relationships.
Jackson Howard is a 1st year doctoral student. He completed the MS program in Counseling Psychology and has been recently accepted to complete his doctoral degree in our program. His master's project examined the role of parenting in the development of grit.
Jennifer Shirley is a 2nd year master's student. Jennifer is currently assisting on a project concerning racial socialization and parenting. She also serves as the Secretary on the Counseling Psychology Student Government.
Jan Moore is a 1st year MS student. She is interested in the role of helicopter parents and the effects they have on the development of their children.