erin harmeyer

Erin Harmeyer
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice


Office: 335 Huey P. Long Field House
Email: eharmeyer@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-1274

 

 

 

 

Education

PhD, Human Development and Family Science, University of Missouri, 2015
MEd, Elementary Education, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2011
BJ, Magazine Journalism, University of Missouri, 2009

Biography

Erin Harmeyer is an Assistant Professor of Practice of Child and Family Studies in the School of Social Work. Dr. Harmeyer completed her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. She also obtained a Master of Education in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on the impact of parenting practices on early childhood outcomes. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development and the National Council on Family Relations.

Selected Publications

Harmeyer, E., Ispa, J. M., Palermo, F., & Carlo, G. (2016). Predicting self-regulation and vocabulary and academic skills at kindergarten entry: The role of maternal parenting stress and mother-child closeness. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 37, 153-164. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2016.05.001

Ispa, J. M., Carlo G., Palermo, F., Su-Russell, C., Harmeyer, E., & Streit, C. (2015). Middle childhood feelings toward mothers: Predictions from maternal directiveness at age 2 and respect for autonomy currently. Social Development, 24, 541-560. doi: 10.1111/sode.12108

Ispa, J. M., Cook, J. C., Harmeyer, E., & Rudy, D. (2015). Mothers’ physical interventions in toddler play in a low-income, African-American sample. InfantBehavior and Development, 41, 88-101. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2015.08.006

Selected Presentations

Harmeyer, E., & Ispa, J. M. (2017, November). Early childhood parenting behaviors and middle childhood academic outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Harmeyer, E. (2017, November). Integrating multicultural perspectives into educational psychology curriculum for pre-service teachers. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Salt Lake City, UT.

Harmeyer, E., Ispa, J. M., Palermo, F., Carlo, G., Streit, C., & Su-Russell, C. (2015, March). Maternal intrusiveness in toddlerhood and cooperative and externalizing behaviors in fifth grade: Mediation by emotion regulation. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Streit, C., Carlo, G., Palermo, F., Ispa, J. M., Harmeyer, E., & Su-Russell, C. (2015, March). Negative emotionality and disciplining as early predictors of children’s emotion regulation and prosocial and antisocial outcomes. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Su-Russell, C., Carlo, G., Ispa, J. M., Palermo, F., & Harmeyer, E. (2015, March). Longitudinal effects of maternal directiveness on children’s victimization, antisocial and prosocial behaviors in middle childhood. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Harmeyer, E., & Ispa, J. M. (2014, November). Predicting self-regulation and academic readiness at kindergarten entry: The role of maternal parenting stress and maternal sensitivity. Poster presented at the SRCD Special Topic Meeting: New Conceptualizations in the Study of Parenting at Risk, San Diego, CA.

Harmeyer, E., Ispa, J. M., Palermo, F., & Carlo, G. (2014, July). The effects of family economic strain during toddlerhood on the self-regulation skills of preschoolers. Poster presented at Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

 Ispa, J. M., Roggman, L., Hughes-Belding, K., Henk, J., Elicker, J., Fusaro, M., & Harmeyer, E. (2014, June). Measuring what it takes: Selection and development of measures to assess student knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to work with infants, toddlers, and families. In C. Vallotton (Chair). Describing our students, understanding our challenge: Characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and skills of U.S. college students in child development courses. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the World Association for Infant and Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Harmeyer, E., & Manfra, L. (2013, April). Subtle versus salient categorical cues and working memory performance in preschoolers. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Manfra, L., & Harmeyer, E. (2013, April). Verbally codeable information in pictures and preschoolers’ performance on a picture matching memory game. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Ispa, J. M., Su, C., Carlo, G., & Harmeyer, E. (2013, April). Maternal support for autonomy across ethnic groups and across time: Links to the quality of 10-year-olds’ relationships with their mothers. In J. Ispa (Chair). From early childhood parenting to age 10 child outcomes: Findings from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA