Dr. Ansley Gilpin is an Associate Professor and director of the KID Lab at the University of Alabama. She is core faculty in the Psychology Department at UA and in the Center for Youth Development & Intervention. She is a cognitive developmental psychologist specializing in children's imagination, socio-emotional development, executive functions and school readiness skills. Read more about her here.
Carmen Brown Farrell, M.A. is a fourth year doctoral student working with Ansley Gilpin. Her interests include the development of social cognition and regulatory skills in children. Her masters’ thesis was conducted on how executive functions relate to implausible lie detection. Carmen is now working on her dissertation which is using advanced statistical techniques to model growth trajectories of self-regulation and social cognition skills over time. She looks forward to further research on the growth of these foundational skills and their relations with other aspects of development.
Dr. Jillian Pierucci is an Associate Professor at St. Mary's University. She is an alumna of the KidLab who studies early childhood intervention, symbolic play and parent-led intervention. Read more about her here.
Dr. Melissa McInnis Brown is an Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University. She is an alumna of the KidLab who studies children's imaginary friends, empathy and socio-emotional development. Read more about her here.
Dr. Rachel Thibodeau-Neilsen is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Missouri. She is an alumna of the KidLab who studies children's executive functions, imagination and socio-emotional development. Read more about her here.
Dr. Alexandra "Allie" Nancarrow is currently a PostDoctoral Scholar at Oregon State University in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. She is an alumna of the KidLab who studies the development of children's social cognition as well as ecological impacts on children's school readiness.
Dr. Sylvia Wang is currently an Assistant Professor at Misericordia University. She is an alumna of the KidLab who studies subjective well-being in older adults. Read more about her here.