Dr. Carrie A. Lloyd
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Carrie A. Lloyd came to the university in 2011 as a professor in the psychology department. Before coming to Huntington, Dr. Lloyd taught for two years at Carroll University in Wisconsin and two years at Northern Illinois University. Prior to teaching, she worked at Arizona State University for six years as a researcher going into jails, prisons, and probation offices, assessing women, men, and children about past traumatic experiences (including drugs and abuse) and then referring them to treatment. Also while at ASU, she investigated healthy and unhealthy ways parents and children cope with divorce, and investigated causes and effects of poor mother-infant interactions.
Dr. Lloyd earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees from Arizona State University and Ph.D. in psychology from Northern Illinois University. Her doctorate specialized in Developmental Psychology. She also holds a Certificate of Graduate Study in Advanced Quantitative Methodology.
Current research interests include: parent-child interactions, effects of divorce and interparental conflict, health education, early child development, and parenting practices that prevent psychopathology and maladjustment. Her research lab is currently investigating factors that promote healthy development (physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional) in young children and the relationship to parenting factors (including food and lifestyle habits, and discipline practices).
Dr. Lloyd is HU's psychology club and PSICHI (The National Honor Society in Psychology) faculty advisor. She is also a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Adult Development and on the American Psychological Association (APA) Board for the Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL).
Carrie and her daughter, Jadyn, and son, Colin, are originally from Phoenix, Arizona. They enjoy watching and playing sports (especially basketball!), reading, skiing, and swimming.