Texas Tech University

Child Development Research Center

Human Development and Family Studies

The Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center is under the direction of the department of Human Development and Family Studies of the College of Human Sciences.

The Center Director and Associate Director hold advanced degrees. They teach laboratory seminars, coordinate the lab experiences for college students, and oversee the children's program.

All classrooms are staffed by 2 full-time degreed teachers who are responsible for organizing the educational components of their programs and for providing models of developmentally appropriate practice to the University students.

 

Meet our Staff

Administration

 

Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson

Director

Education: MS – EC Education, Business Mgmt. and Child Development
Years Experience: 28
Meet Stacy

Cindy Bruington

Cindy Bruington

Associate Director

Education: MS – Human Development and Family Studies, Special Education and Business Administration
Years Experience: 30
Meet Cindy

Marjie Collins

Marjie Collins

Unit Coordinator

Education: BS- Human Development and Family Studies
Years Experience: 21
Meet Marjie

Tronica Owens

Tronica Owens

Senior Office Assistant

Education: AS– Elementary Education
Years Experience: 9
Meet Tronica

Infant (mini matador) classroom

 

Rickay Bennet

Rickay Bennet

Education: BS– EC Education, Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 5
Meet Rickay

Stephanie Gaschen

Stephanie Gaschen

Education: BS– EC Education, Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 20
Meet Stephanie

Infant (lil riders) classroom

 

Carrie Sedberry

Carrie Sedberry

Education: B.S., Early Childhood Education
Years of experience: 19
Meet Carrie

Madison Warpula

Madison Warpula

Education: BS– Human Development and Family Studies
Years Experience: 2
Meet Madison

Toddler (raider red) classroom

 

Kelsey Etheredge

Kelsey Etheredge

Education: BS– EC Education — Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 7
Meet Kelsey

Jonna Mayer

Jonna Mayer

Education: BS– Human Development and Family Studies
Years Experience: 2
Meet Jonna

Toddler (double t) classroom

 

Jill Aleman

Jill Aleman

Education: BS– Human Development and Family Studies – Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 16
Meet Jill

Patty Vierling

Patty Vierling

Education: BS, EC Education, Teacher Certification
Years of Experience: 12
Meet Patty

Preschool (masked rider) classroom

 

Hannah McAlister

Hannah McAlister

Education: BS– Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Years of experience: 1
Meet Hannah

Casey Garcia

Casey Garcia

Education: BS– EC Education, Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 11
Meet Casey

Preschool (rockin' raiders) classroom

 

Tandra Johnson

Tandra Johnson

Education: BS– Human Development and Family Studies – Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 4
Meet Tandra

Michelle Elliott

Michelle Elliott

Education: BS– EC Education, Teacher Certification
Years Experience: 16
Meet Michelle

Child Development Research Center

  • Address

    15th Street and Akron, Box 41230, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1230
  • Phone

    806.742.3016
  • Email

    cdrc@ttu.edu