Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement


Aniel Nicole Student Hourly 
Behrens Sarah Graduate Research Asst.
Beytien Rachel Graduate Research Asst.
Bigelow Kathy Assistant Research Professor
Boyd Brian Director, Assoc Research Professor
Bross Leslie Graduate Research Asst.
Bryant Jenne Accurso Assistant Director 
Buzhardt Jay Assoc. Research Professor 
Carta Judith J. Senior Scientist/Professor 
Cintora Sandra Assistant Researcher 
Cisler Brian Application Developer
Conforti George IT Support Tech Sr 
Consolver Kyle Research Project Coordinator
Cummings Lucy Graduate Research Asst.
Dickson Blake Assistant Researcher
Elwood Jamie Assistant Researcher    
Feldmiller Sarah Assistant Researcher 
Fentress Beth  Assistant Researcher
Fleming April Grant Coordinator 
Greenwood Charles R. Senior Scientist/Professor 
Guerrero Gabriela Assistant Researcher
Heitzman-Powell Linda Assistant Research Professor 
Henitz Bethany Graduate Research Asst.
Henley Vanessa Graduate Research Asst. 
Higgins Susan Research Project Coord 
Huffman Jonathan Graduate Research Asst. 
Irvin Dwight Assistant Research Professor
Jia Fan Associate Researcher 
Johner Stacy Assistant Researcher 
Johnson Samantha Graduate Research Asst.
Jones Sarah Graduate Research Asst.
Lappin Amanda Graduate Reseach Asst.
Lewis Stacie Assistant Researcher
Martinez Martha Assistant Researcher 
Messerly Alexis Graduate Research Asst.
Millin Jacqueline Research Project Coord 
Muehe Christine Research Database Admin
Mullinex Kajsa Assistant Researcher
Patry Mary Beth Student Hourly
Poracsky Kristina Assistant Researcher
Petersen Sarah Research Project Coord 
Ramesh Divya Assistant Researcher
Schiefelbusch Jeanie Research Project Coord 
Schnitz Alana Assistant Research Professor
Skill Diana Office Manager 
Spiridigliozzi Natascha Research Aide
Spooner Bernadette Graduate Research Asst.
Swindler Sean Dir. of Comm. Projects sswindler@kumc 
Tapia Yolanda Assistant Researcher 
Terry-Campbell Barbara J. Assistant Research Professor 
Thiemann-Bourque Kathy Assistant Research Professor 
Turcotte Amy Research Project Coord 
Walker Dale Assoc. Research Professor 
Wallisch Anna Post Doctoral Researcher
Watson Emma Assistant Researcher
Whaley Anna Graduate Research Asst. 
Wills Howard P. Assoc. Research Professor 

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Job Opportunities
  • Lead Application Developer/Research Engineer: We are seeking a full-stack Application Developer to lead development of single-page web applications, as well as maintain, troubleshoot and improve applications already in production. Existing applications at JGCP include learning management systems, web apps that help manage and report child outcomes to guide teacher’s instructional decisions, and mobile apps to support parent-teacher communication and student self-management. As a member of JGCP’s Technology Innovation, Development & Research (TIDR) lab, the developer will gain experience across multiple research projects. Review of applications will begin Sept 18, 2018 and continue until position is filled. For more information and how to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Postdoctoral Researchers (Early Intervention): Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting 2 postdoctoral researchers interested in developing expertise in designing, implementing and disseminating research carried out while developing evidence-based practices with community partners focused on early intervention, early care, and early education settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (100% FTE), 2 years, research-dedicated fellowship. Postdoctoral researchers will learn and develop new advances in the prevention and intervention of learning and behavior problems in young children. For more information and to apply online, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Student Hourly (Data Collectors): Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking 4-10 student hourly employees who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply online, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Assistant/Associate Research Professor - Statistician: The KU Life Span Institute at Juniper Gardens is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Research Professor with statistical skills to work in a team environment on a range of educational and applied research projects. For more information and to apply, click here.  KU is an EO/AAE
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