Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement


Allgeier Dara Assistant Researcher
Anderson Kim Assistant Researcher
Behrens Sarah Graduate Research Asst.
Beytien Rachel Graduate Research Asst.
Bigelow Kathy Assistant Research Professor
Boyd Brian Director, Assoc 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 Bryan 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
Irvin Adam Research Aide
Jia Fan Associate Researcher 
Johner Stacy Assistant Researcher 
Johnson Samantha Graduate Research Asst.
Jones Sarah Graduate Research Asst.
Lappin Amanda Graduate Reseach Asst.
Leonard Julia Graduate Research 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
Petersen Sarah Research Project Coord 
Poracsky Kristina Assistant Researcher
Ramesh Divya Assistant Researcher
Schiefelbusch Jeanie Research Project Coord 
Schnitz Alana Assistant Research Professor
Schwartz Kari Assitant Researcher - Coach
Skill Diana Office Manager 
Spiridigliozzi Natascha Research Aide
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. 
Widner McKenzie Assistant Researcher
Wills Howard P. Assoc. Research Professor 

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Assistant Researcher: We are seeking a part-time to full-time Assistant Researcher for a research project that focuses on developing and implementing a coaching model for an elementary classroom management intervention. Approximately 4 school districts and 20 elementary schools with students at risk for school failure will participate in the project and contribute to the development of the program. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Graduate Research Assistant: We are seeking 1-3 graduate research assistant(s) with studies or background in applied behavioral science, special education, psychology, school psychology or related field. The primary purpose of this project is to support high-needs elementary students with the CW-FIT Program (a classroom management intervention) while building for scale and sustainability by developing a district coaching model. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a Quantitative Postdoctoral Researcher with experience that will enable them to conduct high quality behavioral, educational, and special education research in childhood settings. The goal of the training program is to prepare quantitative researchers with the collaborative and methodological skills necessary to conduct next generation of research. For more information and to apply go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdocotral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Research Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers interested in developing expertise in carrying out community-engaged research to develop and implement evidence-based practices focused on early intervention, early care, and early education settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (100% FTE), 2 years, research-dedicated fellowship.  For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
Training Opportunities
  • We will be offering a TPITOS certification training workshop in Kansas City, Kansas at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project on January 30-31, 2020.​ The TPITOS™ is a tool for ensuring that infant–toddler teachers are implementing the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children with fidelity. Email for more information or register for the workshop by clicking the link.
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