Hannah Mudrick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Behavioral Sciences and Education
Applied Psychological Research Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6404
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W314
Mailing Address:
W314 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Dr. Hannah B. Mudrick is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Mudrick received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2016, specializing in Prevention and Early Intervention. Her primary research interests include the impact of family and classroom on young children's early learning and development. She is also interested in the evaluation of intervention programs to enhance young children's socioemotional foundations that support school adjustment and success. Most recently, she has completed research examining the impact of family relations on children's internal working models of parent-child negotiations, the effect of a professional development program for early childhood teachers, and young children's readiness for group-based learning. Dr. Mudrick has extensive experience in program evaluation, child development and family assessment, and professional development and coaching for teachers. She has a background in quantitative research methods and college instruction. She has also served as a Head Start teacher.

Research Interests
Family and school influences on early learning and development
Evaluation of intervention programs
Professional development for early childhood teachers
Early school adjustment and success