Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab

Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab Team

Pictured (l-r): Karin Fisher, Kristy DiSabatino, Dr. Tammy Barry, Elizabeth Fair, Laura Cook.


Research Team

Director and Supervisor: Dr. Tammy D. Barry 

Dr. Barry received her B.A. in Communication from The University of Alabama, her B.S. in Psychology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology (child emphasis) from The University of Alabama. She completed her clinical internship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, after which she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama, Department of Psychology. Dr. Barry served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Louisville and as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University prior to joining the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004.


Graduate Students


Post-bac Research Assistant

  • Rachael Fournet


Honors Students/Research Assistants

  • Annalise Hays (senior; honors thesis)
  • Josh Polk (junior; honors thesis)
  • Robyn Riley (junior; honors thesis)
  • Rachel Paris-Harbison (sophomore; honors thesis)

PAST Graduate Students (alumni)

  • Dr. Erin Clarke Bell (graduated August 2014)
  • Dr. Theodore (Ted) Tomeny (graduated August 2014)
  • Dr. Anne McIntyre (graduated August 2013)
  • Dr. Stephanie Bader (graduated August 2011)
  • Dr. Ferne Pinard (graduated August 2011)
  • Dr. Erica Prentkowski Kelsey (graduated August 2011)
  • Sarah Davis (M.A., December 2010)
  • Dr. Jill Henderson Hann (graduated July 2009; also worked in Child Routines and Behavior Lab)
  • Dr. Lauren Seale Fryer (graduated July 2009)