Meet the Director




Cindy, showing an interest in child

development at a young age!


Cynthia Stifter, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development and Psychology

308 HHD-East Building

Ph.D., 1987, Human Development, University of Maryland

Research Interests: Developmental psychophysiology; the antecedents and correlates of infant colic; reactivity and regulation in infancy; and the development of early behavior problems.

Teaching Interests: Infant and child development; socio-emotional development; temperament.

Cynthia (Cindy) Stifter graduated with a PhD in Human Development from the University of Maryland. She also earned a MSW degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning in Baltimore. Dr. Stifter is a Professor of Human Development and Psychology. She has served on several editorial boards and federal review panels. Currently, Dr.Stifter is on the editorial board of Infancy and Child Development. When Cindy is not busy doing research with children you can usually catch her outdoors, running, biking or swimming.

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