Developmental Student Outcomes

The Developmental Psychology Program at the University of Notre Dame is successful in placing students in top tenure-track faculty and postdoctoral research positions following graduation.  Listed below are examples of student placements.

  • 2020: Ruth Speidel: Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Toronto
  • 2020: Amanda (Nowak) Paydon: 5+1 Postdoctoral scholar, University of Notre Dame
  • 2020: Raquael Joiner: 5+1 Postdoctoral scholar, University of Notre Dame
  • 2020: Connor O'Rear: Postdoctoral research associate, Purdue University
  • 2019: Dana Townsend (joint graduate with Kroc): Mental health and psychosocial support specialist (SAMS foundation)
  • 2019: Mengyu Gao: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Utah
  • 2019: Angela Kurth: Visiting instructor, University of St. Thomas
  • 2019: Abbie Thompson: 5+1 Postdoctoral scholar, University of Notre Dame
  • 2018: Katie Marie Lance (joint graduate with Kroc): Part-time faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Hartford
  • 2018: Aryanne de Silva: Postdoctoral scientist, Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  • 2018: Erin Hillard: 5+1 Postdoctoral scholar, University of Notre Dame
  • 2018: Robert Miller: Assistant professor, Lyon College
  • 2018: Amber Shoaib: No placement information 
  • 2017: Jessica Blaxton: Assistant professor, Fontbonne University
  • 2017: Caroline Hornburg (nee Byrd): Postdoctoral fellow, Purdue University
  • 2017: Jessica Blaxton: Assistant professor, Fontebonne University
  • 2015: Kelly Warmuth, Assistant professor, Providence College
  • 2015: Amy K. Nuttall: Assistant professor, Michigan State
  • 2014: Rebecca Cheung: Assistant professor, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • 2014: Beth Planalp: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Wisconsin (and NIH K-award recipient 2018 - 2021)
  • 2013: Lori Petersen:  Postdoctoral fellow, University of Chicago
  • 2013: Christine Steeger: Postdoctoral fellow Yale School of Medicine
  • 2013: Brenda Whitehead: Assistant professor,  University of Michigan- Dearborn
  • 2013: Laura Taylor: Assistant professor, Queen’s University Belfast
  • 2012: Kalsea Koss: Postdoctoral fellow, Princeton