People

Faculty

Dr. Melanie Killen
B.A., Clark University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Areas of interest: social and moral reasoning; cultural influences on development; social reasoning about group inclusion and exclusion, children’s and adolescents’ moral evaluations of intergroup bias, prejudice in childhood, and intergroup bias.
Current Position: Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Director of the Lab

E-mailmkillen@umd.edu 

Vitae: Killen CV

 

 

 

Current Graduate Students

Amanda Burkholder

B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Ph.D. Candidate, UMD.

Areas of interest: moral reasoning, intergroup relations, inclusion and exclusion, resource allocation
E-mail: arburk@umd.edu
Vitae: Burkholder CV

 

 

 

 

Alexander D’Esterre
B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D. Candidate, UMD.
Areas of interest: moral development, resource allocation, honest/dishonest behavior, Theory of Mind
E-mail: desterre@umd.edu
Vitae: D’Esterre CV

 

 

 

 

Riley Sims

B.A., University of California, Davis; Ph.D. Candidate, UMD
Areas of interest: moral development, resource allocation, gender stereotypes, social cognition 
E-mail: rnsims@umd.edu

Vitae: Sims CV

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Glidden

B.S., Bucknell University; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D. Candidate, UMD

Areas of interest: moral reasoning, Theory of Mind, intergroup relations, social inclusion and exclusion

E-mail: jglidden@umd.edu

Vitae: Glidden CV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Yee 

B.A., New York University; Ph.D. Candidate, UMD

Areas of Interest: social cognition, intergroup dynamics and behavior, perceptions of status hierarchies, stereotypes, and social mobility

E-mail: katyee@umd.edu

Vitae: Yee CV

 

 

 

 

Lab Manager

 

Arvid Samuelson

B.A.,University of California, Santa Cruz
E-Mail: asamuel2@umd.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Scholar

Lenka Kollerová

Ph.D., Institute of of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Current position: Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Social and Moral Development Lab, UMD.

Areas of interest: Moral evaluation of peer exclusion, teachers’ responses to peer exclusion, bullying and defending in adolescence

E-mail: kollerovalenka@gmail.com

Vitae: Kollerova CV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jeanine Grütter 
Ph.D., University of Zurich
Current position: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich
Areas of interest: Social exclusion and inclusion, discrimination, intergroup attitudes, morality.
E-mail: jeaninegruetter@gmail.com
Vitae:  Grütter CV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Alumni (Previous Graduate Students in order from most recently graduated)

 Michael Rizzo

B.S., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D. 2018
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, New York University
E-mail: mtrizzo@umd.edu
Vitae:  Rizzo CV

Laura Elenbaas
B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D. 2017
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
E-mail: laura.elenbaas@rochester.edu

Website: scdllab.digitalscholar.rochester.edu

 

 

Jee Young Noh
B.A., Yonsei University; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ph.D. 2017
Areas of interest: Children’s moral development in different cultures, children’s understanding of fairness
Current Position: Assistant Professor, California Baptist University
E-mail: smilejynumd@gmail.com

 

 

 

Shelby Cooley
B.A., Scripps College; Ph.D. 2015

Areas of interest: Racial and ethnic minority development and academic achievement
Current position: Research Scientist, The Road Map Project
E-mail: scooley@ccedresults.org

 

Kelly Lynn Mulvey
B.A., Duke University; M.A.T, Duke University; Ph.D. 2013
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University
E-mail: klmulvey1@ncsu.edu  

Website: https://sites.google.com/ncsu.edu/mulveysocialdevelopmentlab

 

 

 

Aline Hitti 
B.A. Johns Hopkins University; M.S.E. Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. 2013
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of San Francisco
E-mail:  ahitti@usfca.edu

 

 

Megan Clark Kelly
B.A., Boston College; M.A., Boston College (Developmental Psychology); Ph.D. 2011.
Current position: Lecturer, Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park.
E-mail: mclark8@umd.edu

 

 

 

 

Cameron Richardson
B.S., Penn State University; Ph.D. 2011.
Current position: Research Associate, Penn State University.
E-mail: cbr124@psu.edu

 

 

Alaina Brenick
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Ph.D. 2009
Current position: Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut
E-mail: alaina.brenick@uconn.edu

 

 

 

Nancy Geyelin Margie
B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D. 2007
Current position: Research Fellow, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
E-mail: ngmargie@yahoo.com

 

Stefanie Sinno
B.S., Ursinus College; Ph.D. 2007 
Current position: Associate Professor of Psychology, Muhlenberg College , Allentown , PA.
E-mail: ssinno@muhlenberg.edu

 

 

 

Christina M. Edmonds
B.A., Barnard College at Columbia University; Ph.D. 2005
Current position:
 private sector

E-mail: cgedmonds@verizon.net

 

 

 

Yoonjung Park
B.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.A., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D 2005
Current position: Research Associate, Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
E-mail: ypark@childrensdefense.org

 

 

 

 

Jennie Lee-Kim
B.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. 2005
Current position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Academic Services & Human Development Undergraduate Major, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland
E-mail: jleekim@umd.edu

 

 

 

 

Heidi McGlothlin
B.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D. 2004
Current position: Private sector
E-mail: hmcgloth@umd.edu

 

 

 

 

Stacey Horn
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., College of St. Thomas; Ph.D. 2000
Current position: Professor of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago.
E-mail: sshorn@uic.edu

 

 

 

 

Alicia E. Ardila-Rey
B.A., Universidad de San Buenaventura-Bogota-Colombia; M.Ed., University of Maryland, College Park; Ph.D. 2002
Current position: Research Director and Associate, American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education.
E-mail: aardila-rey@aacte.org

 

 

Christine E. Theimer Schuette
B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of Maryland; Ph.D. 1999
Current position: Professor of Psychology, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD.
E-mail: cschuette@chesapeake.edu

 

 

 

 

 

International Visiting Scholars

 

Ileana Enesco Arana
B.A., Complutense de Madrid; Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Current position: Professor of Developmental Psychology, Departamento de Psicologia Evolutiva y de la Educación, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Areas of interest: prejudice (ethnic, racial, national, body size), and number and early arithmetic (counting, detection vs. production paradigms).
E-mail: ienesco@psi.ucm.es

 

Hanna Beissert
M.A., University of Mannheim (Educational Research & Sociology); B.Sc., University of Mannheim (Psychology); Ph.D., German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt

Current Position: Academic Staff, Department of Education and Human Development, Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Areas of interest: moral development, moral reasoning, Theory of Mind
E-mail: beissert@dipf.de

 

 

 

Maike Gieling
B.A. (Psychology), Utrecht University, the Netherlands; M.Sc. Utrecht University; Ph.D. Utrecht University
Areas of interest: Social reasoning about questions of multiculturalism, group rights and tolerance among adolescents (particularly in the Dutch context), ingroup identification.
E-mail: m.gieling@uu.nl

 

Tina Malti
M.A., Free University Berlin (Developmental Psychology); M.A., University of Fribourg (Cognitive-behavioral Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents): Ph.D., Free University Berlin and Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Current position: Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto
Areas of interest: Social and moral emotions, social and moral reasoning, developmental psychopathology, socialization influences on social development, developmental interventions, longitudinal studies
E-mail: tina.malti@utoronto.ca

 

Luke McGuire
BSc., Cardiff University, MSc., Cardiff University, Ph.D., Goldsmiths, University of London
Current position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Goldsmiths, University of London
Areas of interest: Moral development, group dynamics, resource allocation, social reasoning
E-mail: l.mcguire@gold.ac.uk

 

Silvia Guerrero Moreno
Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Current position: Associate Professor of Education, Universidad Castilla La-Mancha
Areas of interest: Prejudice, exclusion, social cognition
E-mail: silvia.guerrero@uclm.es

 

 

Sally Palmer
B.A., University of Kent, Ph.D., University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K.
Current position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Goldsmiths, University of London
Areas of interest: Bystander intervention, group dynamics, social reasoning, intergroup attitudes, social exclusion
E-mail: Sally.Palmer@gold.ac.uk

 

Marcel Stefanik
M.Sc. (Teaching academic subject of biology and chemistry) Comenius University, Slovak Republic. Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, 2010-2011.

Current position: Global Coordinator, Youth Engagement at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Areas of interest: Discriminatory practices of children and adolescents in view of inter-group contacts and experience with majority/minority status; peer interactions; diversity promotion; and institutional
E-mail: Stefanik.marcel@gmail.com

 

 

 
 

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