Khris-Ann K. Small

PhD, Parenting

Human Development and Family Studies

Entered the Program: 2014 (M.A.); 2016 (PhD)

Hometown:  Maryland

Current program: PhD; Parenting

Previous Education:

  • B.S. Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
  • M.A. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, 2016

Research Interests:

  • Ethnic-Racial Socialization
  • Black Parenting Practices
  • Adolescent Resiliency

Advising Committee:

  • Major Advisor: Charles M. Super
  • Associate Advisor: Mia A. Smith-Bynum (Family Science, University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Associate Advisor: Sara Harkness


Assistantship Experience:

  • HDFS 4007W-Professional Communication; Jamie Bellenoit, Ph.D. Fall 2014 & Spring 2015
  • HDFS 4007W-Professional Communication; Anne Farrell, Ph.D.       Fall 2015
  • HDFS 3311W-Parenting and Parenthood; Charles Super, Ph.D.           Spring 2016
  • HDFS 2001-Diversity Issues; Edna Brown, Ph.D.                                    Fall 2016-Present


  • 2016-2018; UCONN Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research Fellowship
  • 2016; Graduate School Fellowship
  • 2012-2013; Ronald E. McNair Post Bachelorette Scholars Achievement Program
  • 2012; The Meghan Price Scholarship Award for Leadership & Public Service (Award of Merit)
  • 2009, 2010; Montgomery General Hospital Women’s Board Scholarship
  • 2009, 2010, 2011; Montgomery College STAR Scholarship
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