Dr. Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
John A Kenney Hall, Room 44-305
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
E-mail:  jross@mytu.tuskegee.edu 
Phone: 334-727-8689

Research Fields:

  • Attachment and caregiving behavioral systems
  • Parenting and coparenting
  • Intergenerational transmission of attachment
  • Dr. Yvonne Caldera, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Jennifer Ross received her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Her dissertation examined social-contextual factors related to maternal caregiving behaviors and infant attachment security in Mexican-American families. Her current research focuses on the influence of coparenting and acculturation on maternal sensitivity and insensitive caregiving in Mexican-American mothers with a toddler, and also explores whether mother-infant attachment relationships are universal or culture-specific.

Representative Publications:
  • Benson, M. J., McWey, L. M., & Ross, J. J. (2006). Parental attachment and peer relations in adolescence: A meta-analysis. Research in Human Development, 3, 33-43.