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Jacob Esplin

Dr. Jacob Esplin

Assistant Professor


My general research interests surround child development within the context of the home and care environments. Previous research experience included face-to-face assessment of preschool-age children's executive function and mathematical skills, teacher and parent completed assessments of child behaviors and resiliency, and parent completed assessments of the parent-child relationships. 0000-0001-8943-9658

  • Human Development and Family Studies (PHD) - Utah State University (2018)

CFS Undergraduate - Family Relations
FAM 150 (Social and Professional Development)
FAM 333 (Children, Families, and Technology)
FAM 351 (Marital and Family Relationships)
FAM 352 (Families and Adolescents)
FAM 452 (Parenthood)
FAM 455 (Family Theories)

CFS Undergraduate - Child Development
CD 350 (Child Development)
CD 351 (Assessment of Young Children)

CFS Master's Program
FAM 633 (Adolescents in the Family System)

  • Preschool mathematics performance and executive function: Rural-urban comparisons across time, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021, 10.1080/02568543.2020.1736219
  • Self-report QRIS: Challenges with validation, Early Education and Development, 2019, 10.1080/10409289.2019.1591045
  • Moving out of your mind and Into your body: Yoga buffers the effects of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms. , Journal of American College Health, 2022, 10.1080/07448481.2022.2066956
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Southern Early Childhood Association
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Family Relations, Parent-Child Relationships, Executive Function Development in Preschool Age Children