Linda C. Halgunseth, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Professor
University of Connecticut

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Children of Immigrants
  • Minority Health
  • Parenting

Linda C. Halgunseth is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and El Instituto at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on parenting and children’s well-being in Latinx and African American families. Dr. Halgunseth is Past Chair of the Latinx Caucus of the Society for Research in

Child Development (SRCD). She received two Early Career Awards: one in teaching from AAUP, and one in Research the SRCD Latinx Caucus. Her integrated review on Latino parental control was published in the special issue of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Child Development. She also published the Mexican Parenting Questionnaire (MPQ), a short parenting measure for use with Mexican immigrant mothers in the Hispanic

Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to UCONN, she worked as a research associate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, a research coordinator at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and a director for youth and family programs in Centro Latino de Salúd, Educación, y Cultura. She received a BA in psychology and Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin, and a

MS and PhD in human development and family studies from the University of Missouri.