I currently work as the lab manager for Ann Mastergeorge's Early Developmental Studies lab, and as the project coordinator for Strengthening Families Program, a 14-week parenting intervention for families with preschool-aged children. My research interests include prevention, intervention and evaluation of programs that serve low-income and/or high-risk families with children ages birth to five.
My experiences working with families with children with disabilities as well as in Early Head Start classrooms informs my work. Additionally, I collaborate with colleagues at the University of Arizona using the Early Head Start Research & Evaluation dataset, as well as other evaluation and secondary datasets.
My career goal is to work as a research scientist and evaluator; ultimately, I aspire to inform evidence-based practice and policies that impact the health, well-being and education of families of young children both regionally and nationally.
Paschall, K. & Mastergeorge, A. M. (In progress). It takes two: A Review of bidirectionality in parent-child research.
Paschall, K., Mastergeorge, A.M., Mills, A., Heffern, J., & Kline, D. (In Progress). A first look at the Preschool Strengthening Families Program in Arizona.
Paschall, K., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., Barnett, M. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (Under review). Children’s negative emotionality as a moderator of parenting styles on classroom adjustment in a low-income sample.
Mastergeorge, A.M., Paschall, K., Loeb, S., & Dixon, A. (Under review). The Still-Face Paradigm and bidirectionality: Associations with maternal sensitivity, self-esteem and infant emotional reactivity.
Mastergeorge, A.M., Paschall, K. , Hornstein, J., Ayoub, C., Swartz, M., & Singer, J. (2013). Positive parent-child relationships. The Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. Available at: http:// eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/docs/parent-child relationships.pdf
Mastergeorge, A.M., Paschall, K. & Sparrow, J. (2013). Families as lifelong educators. The Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/docs/rtp-series- families-as-lifelong-educators.pdf
Paschall, K., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (July 2013). Early Head Start's Moderating Influence on Bidirectionality in Parent-Child Relationships. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
Paschall, K., Mortensen, J., Gonzalez, H., Barnett, M. A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (July 2013). Parenting Style, Gender and Teacher-Child Relationships: A Cluster Analysis Approach. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.
Paschall, K., Gonzalez, H., Mortensen, J., Barnett, M.A., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (April, 2013). Predicting Pre-Kindergarten Social Competence and Emotion Regulation from Maternal Interaction Styles at 36 Months. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Paschall, K., & Mastergeorge, A. M. (2012, October). An Analysis of Parenting Stress and Positive Parenting Behaviors in At-risk Mothers: A Parent-Mediated Intervention. In M.A. Barnett & A. M. Mastergeorge (Chairs), Parenting Stress Predictors and Implications in Mexican American Families. Symposium conducted at the National Council on Family Relations Conference, Phoenix, AZ.