College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development


ICD alumna uses summer research fellowship to support social justice in education

Recent ICD graduate Magdalen “Maggy” Deschane (she/her) spent part of her summer at the RISE (Research Institute for Scholars of Equity) fellowship program at North Carolina Central University. She’s returning to ICD this fall as a Project Coordinator in Dr. Gail Ferguson’s Culture and Family Life Lab and continuing the year-long fellowship. Read more about […]

ICD PhD student highlights: Spring/Summer 2023

Awards Jasmine Banegas and Mirinda Morency were awarded the NIMH’s T32 Predoctoral Training Fellowship for 2023-24. Erika DeAngelis was awarded the CEHD Seashore Graduate Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year. Emily Padrutt was a recipient of the 2023 American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Psychological Science Research Grant (PSRG). Padrutt also received the 2023-24 Masonic Institute for […]

ICD mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Dr. Willard (Bill) Hartup

Dear ICD community & friends, It is with deep sadness that I share that our dear colleague and friend, Professor Emeritus Dr. Willard (Bill) Hartup passed away over the weekend at the age of 95. Bill was recruited to the Institute of Child Development as an Associate Professor in 1963 after eight years at the […]

Gunnar presents at National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Megan Gunnar, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, recently attended her formal induction ceremony into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. Gunnar was one of 120 members and 30 international members elected to the NAS in 2022. She was also invited to present at the Research Briefings held during the 160th Annual […]

Five decades of friendship lead to giving

The new home of the Institute of Child Development, Carmen D. and James R. Campbell Hall, is ushering in a new era for ICD’s hallmark programs—human development and early childhood education. But buildings are only as good as the people working inside them, and a cohort of ICD alumni has come together to help ensure […]

From CEED: Tip Sheets on Executive Function

Learn about the key skills described by the term executive function, as well as the role of culture and context in shaping children's behavior in different environments. Then gain practical strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.