Kerry Jankins, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Kerry Jankins

Phone: (603) 862-2135
Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 218A, Durham, NH 03824

Children's social and emotional development, preschoolers' understanding of conflict resolution, mother-child and father-child attachment relationships, and children at-risk due to incarceration.

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 444A: Children at Risk
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 697: SpcTop/Learning Through Play
  • HDFS 771: Observation&Assess Young Child
  • HDFS 771/871: Observation&Assess Young Child
  • HDFS 785: Seminar for Student Teachers
  • HDFS 786: Seminar for Student Teachers
  • HDFS 788: Student Teachng Young Children
  • HDFS 911: Graduate Internship
  • HDFS 930: Child Development in Context


  • Ph.D., Family/Child Devopment, Auburn University
  • M.S., Family/Community Studies, Auburn University
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Southern Maine

Selected Publications

  • Kazura, K. (2018). Relationship Intervention for Inmates and Their Partners: Bringing Couples Together Before Release. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OFFENDER THERAPY AND COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY, 62(9), 2586-2600. doi:10.1177/0306624X17721525

  • Tucker, C. J., & Kazura, K. (2013). Parental Responses to School-aged Children's Sibling Conflict. JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES, 22(5), 737-745. doi:10.1007/s10826-013-9741-2

  • Kazura, K., & Flanders, R. (2007). Preschool children's social understanding: A pilot study of goals and strategies during conflict situations. PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, 101(2), 547-554. doi:10.2466/PR0.101.2.547-554

  • Vaughn, B. E., Azria, M. R., Krzysik, L., Caya, L. R., Bost, K. K., Newell, W., & Kazura, K. L. (2000). Friendship and social competence in a sample of preschool children attending Head Start.. Dev Psychol, 36(3), 326-338. Retrieved from

  • Most Cited Publications