Parent-Child Research Lab


Auburn University





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Staff and Lab Alumni

This page is a working list of the individuals who are associated with our research lab. If you are a lab alum, please let us know if there is a change in your edcuation or employment status.  We are proud of you and want to keep the most up-to-date list that we can!

Our research team pictured at the Ninth Annual PCIT Conference in Traverse City, MI


Current Graduate Students



Carisa C. Wislie
B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University, 2004

M.S. Auburn University, 2008

Ph.D. Candidate, Expected: August 2012
Thesis: An evaluation of treatment drop-out: Families with a history of child physical abuse


Tim Thornberry Jr.
B.A. Western Kentucky University, 2007

M.S. Candidate, Expected: May 2010


Jamie K. Travis

B.A. Kansas State University, 2007

M.S. Candidate, Expected: May 2012

Kait Baker

B.A. Auburn University, 2011

M.S. Candidate, Expected: May 2012



Our students are a close-knit group....

Undergraduate Lab Members


DPICS Coders

Amanda Collier

Expected Graduation May 2013

Brittney Hawkshead

Expected Graduation May 2013

Cameron Powe

Expected Graduation May 2012

Katie Smeraglia

Expected Graduation May 2012

Cameron Tips

Expected Graduation May 2013

Kerri Nelson

Expected Graduation May 2013



Parent-Child Research Lab Alumni  - Former Graduate Students


Jennifer Adkins, PhD

Department of Veterans Affairs

Gainesville, Florida


Shelli Deskins, PhD

Director, Highlands Center for Autism

Prestonsburg, Kentucky


Lori Klinger, PhD

Private Practice

Sylva, North Carolina


Lori Ridgeway Nieter, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Aurora Mental Health Center

Aurora, Colorado


Ember Lee, PhD

Senior Research Associate/ Post-Doctoral Fellow

Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC)

Rady Children’s Hospital

San Diego, California


Meenakshi Lambha, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Marcus Institute

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

Christie Salamone Anderson, PhD
Clinical Associate

Columbus Psychological Associates

Columbus, Georgia

Shalonda Brooks, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Depelchin Children's Hospital

Baylor University

Houston, Texas


Parent-Child Research Lab Alumni – Former Undergraduate Research Assistants

Brian Christens, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin, Madison


Jane Hughes

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

George Mason University


Henry Park

Developmental Psychology Graduate Student

New York University


Jill Star Sutton

Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Florida


Pamela Dolbear

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Central Michigan University


Pendarin Roberts

Philosophy Doctoral Student

St. Louis University


Elizabeth White Chaisson, M. A.


University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Karyn Stahl

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate

University of Southern Mississippi 

Heather Gant

Social Work Masters Candidate

University of North Texas

Ali Zaremba, MFT

Auburn University

Lindsay Neubarth

Associate Head Coah, Hunt Seat Coach

Auburn Equestrian Team

Robert Haberstroh, M. A.

Department of English

Auburn University

Emerald Minor

School Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Louisiana State University


Nadia Bhuiyan

Clinical & Health Psychology Doctoral Candidate

University of Florida


Laura Coursen

Developmental Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Ohio State University


Michelle Myers, M. A.

New York University

Lisa Blohm

Masters Candidate, MFT

Kansas State University

Daron Flory, MFT

Northern Illinois University