Tracy Walters

Entered the Program: 2019

Hometown:  Blue Springs, MO

Current program: PhD with a concentration in Health, Wellbeing, and Prevention

Previous Education: 

  • MA, Developmental Psychology, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Psychology, University of Central Missouri

Research Interests: 

  • Sexual development and socialization
  • Sexual attitudes and motivations
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sex-related consequences

Advising Committee:

Assistantship Experience: 

  • Research Assistant, Developmental Aspects of Sexual Health (DASH) Lab, Fall 2019 – present
  • Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor, HDFS Student Services Center, Fall 2021 & Spring 2022
  • Primary Instructor, HDFS 3103 – Adolescent Development, Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
  • Teaching Assistant, HDFS 2004W – Research Methods in HDFS, Fall 2019 & Spring 2020


  • Covenant Insurance Company Summer Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn 2022
  • Pre-Doctoral Summer Fellowship, HDFS Department, UConn, 2022
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UConn 2022
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, HDFS Department, UConn, 2021
  • Fred and Kathleen Otter Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn, 2020
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