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Casey M. McGregor

Casey M. McGregor

Casey M. McGregor
Casey M. McGregor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Casey McGregor is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on parenting processes and child outcomes within contexts of cumulative risk. Casey approaches research from a resilience lens and focuses on variation within groups. Through her dissertation work, Casey is examining how intensive mothering connects with children’s cognitive development and behavioral adjustment. Additionally, Casey is examining to what extent intensive parenting strategies may promote adaptive parenting within the context of risk. Her dissertation research questions will be answered through multiple analytical strategies, including cluster analyses. 

Casey received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State Altoona and her M.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech. Her thesis work focused on the lived experience of young mothers as it pertained to intergenerational family support in rural Appalachia. She is projected to finish her Ph.D. in Human Development in May 2021.

  • 1. Parenting Processes
  • 2. Early Childhood Development
  • 3. Intensive Parenting
  • 4. Qualitative Methods
  • 5. Family Processes
  • M.S. in Human Development, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State Altoona, 2016 

McGregor, C.M. & Arditti, J.A. (in progress). Young mothers’ in Appalachia: Developmental paradox and meanings of help from family.

Arditti, J. A., McGregor, C.M., Dennison, S., Johnson, S., & Bessemer, K. (under review). Maternal mediation in the context of fathers’ incarceration and reentry.

Johnson, E. I., Arditti, J. A., McGregor, C.M. (2018). Risk, protection, and adjustment among youth with incarcerated and non-resident parents: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1045-0