Erin Donohue

Ph.D., Parenthood and Parent-Child Relationships

Entered the Program: 2013

Hometown: Saugus, Massachusetts

Previous Education:

  • M.A., HDFS (Parenthood/Parent-child relationships), University of Connecticut, 2016
  • B.S., Psychology (Developmental Processes), Worcester State University, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships across the lifespan
  • Parenting in diverse contexts, times of stress or transition (e.g., loss of a co-parent)
  • Parental and parent-child use of emotion regulation as a coping mechanism

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Dr. Linda Halgunseth
  2. Associate Advisor: Dr. Laura Mauldin
  3. Associate Advisor: Dr. Keith Bellizzi
  4. Associate Advisor: Dr. Alaina Brenick

Degree Milestones:

  • Completion of Comprehensive Exam- April 2018
  • Master’s Thesis Defense (Exploring Maternal Emotion Masking as a Contribution to Kindergartener’s Emotion Regulation)- May 2016

Assistantship Experience:

  • Course Instructor (HDFS2100: Infancy through Adolescence), August 2017-present
  • Graduate Assistant (UConn Pre-College Summer), August 2016-present
  • Research Assistant (Parenting Intervention at CCMC), August 2015-August 2016
  • Teaching Assistant (2004W- Research Methods in HDFS), August 2013-May 2016


  • Member of UCCFR, UConn Council on Family Relations, Fall 2014-present
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