Kerry Kazura

Phone: (603) 862-2135
Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 310, Durham, NH 03824
Kerry Kazura, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

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.


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

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 444A: Children at Risk
  • HDFS 525: Human Development
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 697: Top/Learning Through Play
  • HDFS 707: Practicum
  • HDFS 771/871: Observation&Assess Young Child
  • HDFS 911: Graduate Internship/Child Devl
  • HDFS 930: Child Development in Context

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. (n.d.). Friendship and social competence in a sample of preschool children attending Head Start.. Developmental Psychology, 36(3), 326-338. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.36.3.326

Most Cited Publications