Janis KupersmidtJanis Kupersmidt

Janis Kupersmidt

Karen BurnsKaren Burns

Karen Burns

Kim GosnellKim Gosnell

Kim Gosnell

Elyse KeefeElyse Keefe

Elyse Keefe

Christina V. MalikChristina V. Malik

Christina V. Malik

Madison MorrowMadison Morrow

Madison Morrow

Madison Morrow Research Assistant Madison Morrow works on multiple projects in the area of youth mentoring. The majority of her time is spent assisting in efforts to evaluate a new set of practice enhancements for mentoring programs that are designed to serve the needs of youth whose parents are incarcerated. During her undergraduate work at North Carolina State University, Madison worked with the Teen Health Lab and Forensic Psychology of the Public Interest Lab as a research assistant. She re
Alison ParkerAlison Parker

Alison Parker

Liz ReederLiz Reeder

Liz Reeder

Allison SchmidtAllison Schmidt

Allison Schmidt

Tracy M. ScullTracy M. Scull

Tracy M. Scull

Rebecca StelterRebecca Stelter

Rebecca Stelter

Katie StumpKatie Stump

Katie Stump

Richard Van HornRichard Van Horn

Richard Van Horn

Ashley WebbAshley Webb

Ashley Webb

Rebecca Stelter, PhD, Research Scientist

Rebecca Stelter
iRT Research Scientist
Doctorate in Developmental Psychology,
North Carolina State University


Rebecca Stelter, PhD., is a Research Scientist at innovation Research & Training Inc. Dr. Stelter received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from North Carolina State University under the direction of Dr. Amy Halberstadt. Her research interests focus on children and adolescent's social and emotional development, particularly the role of parents and mentors in the socialization process. Specifically, she has explored parents' beliefs and socialization behaviors regarding children's anger and sadness and how these beliefs and behaviors are associated with children's affective social competence. In another project she examined how parental stress impacts the relationship between parents' beliefs about children's emotions and children's feelings of attachment security.

Currently, Dr. Stelter is the project director on a Phase II SBIR grant to develop web-based training for mentors. In addition, she is project director for a Phase I SBIR grant, the Adolescent Boys Thinking About Peers Project, which will result in the creation of a computer software program to determine social cognitive deficits in aggressive elementary school-aged boys. In the past three years, Dr. Stelter has worked on several other projects at iRT including the Elementary Boys Thinking About Peers Project and the Making Important Decision Project, which examined the cognitions of teenagers surrounding their decision to drink alcohol underage in order to inform efforts to prevent underage drinking.


Stelter, R. L., Halberstadt, A. G. (in press). The interplay between parents’ beliefs about children’s emotions and parents’ stress impacts children’s attachment security.

Kupersmidt, J., Stelter, R. L., & Dodge, K. A. (under review). An innovative web-based measure of elementary aged boys’ social information processing skills.

Kupersmidt, J., Parker, A. E., & Stelter, R. L. (under review) Parent assessment of children’s social information processing skills.

Haskett, M., Stelter, R. L., Nice, R., McDaniel, K. (under review). Self-regulation mediates the relationship between parents’ emotional expressiveness and children’s outcomes in a high-risk sample.