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Dr. Julie C. Dunsmore

Homepage: Dr. Dunsmore's faculty homepage
Phone: (540) 231-4201
Dr. Julie Dunsmore is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech. A native of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, she completed high school in Radford, Virginia and earned her B.A. at Emory University and her Ph.D. at Duke University. Before returning to Southwest Virginia, Dr. Dunsmore taught at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY for several years, where her teaching was recognized by the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Dunsmore's research has been supported by grants from the Pew Program in Undergraduate Science Education, AdvanceVT, ASPIRES, ISCE, NIMH and NICHD. Dr. Dunsmore is the mother of two children.



Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

Deon Brown








Deon is a scholar in the Virginia Tech Post Baccalaureate Research and Education Program (VT-PREP). He completed his B.S. in psychology at Virginia Tech in 2016. Broadly, his interests include the influence of family on the development of African American youth.






Erika Hernandez



Erika Hernandez completed her B.A. in psychology at Baylor University in 2014 and her M.S. in psychology at Virginia Tech in 2016. She is currently a third year graduate student in developmental science. She is interested in emotion socialization and language development in early childhood. With a focus on the preschool-age group, she is also interested in school adjustment in kindergarten and the first grade.





Rachel Miller-Slough



Rachel Miller-Slough is a fifth year graduate student in Clinical Science. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at the College of William & Mary in 2012 and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Tech in 2014. Her research interests include emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology in middle childhood. She is also interested in the unique effects of parent and peer emotion socialization on the socio-emotional adjustment of children and adolescents.