Research Interests: Infant Development, infant feeding and breastfeeding, parent education, child development, college recruitment, retention, and success
Teaching: Infant Development, Child Development, Advanced Child Development, Parenthood, Interpersonal Communication, Personal and Family Financial Management
Selected Professional Presentations
Martin, M. K., Perry, S., Schraeder, M., & Wright, L. (2014). Parent and teacher perceptions of resilience behaviors in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.
Wright, L. E. (2014). Giving “wings” through the arts. Blast Off Conference (Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute, Mississippi Early Childhood Association, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Human Services), Greenville, MS.
Marshall, L. E. (2013). The influence parents’ attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control,and intentions have on the timing and introduction of complementary foods: An application of the theory of planned behavior (poster). National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Washington, DC.
Marshall, L. E. (2012). Better Brains for Babies: Relationships matter for healthy brain development. Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC), Duluth, Georgia.
Marshall, L. E., Bales, D. W., Wallinga, C., & Swymer, B. (2011). Introducing the Eat Healthy, Be Active Curriculum. Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC), Duluth, Georgia.
Stone, H. M. & Marshall, L. E. (2009). National Future Scientists and Educators of Extension. Society for Nutrition Education, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Duggan, E. A. & Marshall, L. E. (2007). Documenting the development of infants and toddlers. Southern Conference on Children, Statesboro, Georgia.
Wright, L. E. & Bales, D. W. (2014). Online Professional Development for Child Care Providers: Do They Have Appropriate Access to and Comfort with the Internet? Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. (In Press).
Hinton, J., Herring, A., Garrison, S., & Marshall, L. (2013). Building relationships, empowering students and taking responsibility: The importance of departmental action in promoting student success. Delta Journal of Education, 3(2), 26-38.
Zak-Hunter, L., Marshall, L. E., Arnold, A. L., Consiglio, S., Gale, J., Liddy, C., & Magwitz-Greyson, D. P. (2010). Finding our voices in the face of dominant discourse: A closer look at gender roles’ impact on student clinicians, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 22(3), 187-202. doi: 10.1080/08952833.2010.499701
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2014 -
Mississippi Breastfeeding Coalition, Elected Board Member, 2013 – Present
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Dimensions of Early Childhood, Southern Early Childhood Association, 2013 – Present
2013 SRCD (Society for Research in Child Development) Teaching Mentorship Program (2013 – 2014)
Better Brains for Babies, Trainer, 2007 - 2013