Casey Dexter

Casey Dexter

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department: Psychology
Phone: 706-378-2871
Fax: 706-368-6971
Campus Box: 5019
Location: Cook Building 337


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University (2013)
  • M.A., Wayne State University (2011)
  • B.A., Albion College (2009)

Research Interests

  • Parenting and attachment in at-risk families
  • Young children's emergent literacy skills
  • School readiness
  • Child development and reading ability

Field Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Berry College (2013)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Albion College (2013)
  • Adjunct Instructor of Psychology, Wayne State University (2010-2012)

Selected Publications

  • Dexter, C., & Stacks, A.M. (In Press). A preliminary investigation of the relationship between parenting, parent-child shared reading practices, and child development in low-income families. Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
  • Dexter, C., Wong, K., Stacks, A., Beeghly, M., & Barnett, D. (2013). Parenting and attachment among low-income African American and Caucasian preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology. doi:10.1037/a0033341
  • Stacks, A.M., Beeghly, M., Partridge, T., & Dexter, C. (2011). Effects of placement type on the language developmental trajectories of maltreated children from infancy to early childhood. Child Maltreatment, 16 287-299. doi: 10.1177/1077559511427957

Professional Associations

  • APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • APA Division 7: Developmental Psychology
  • Society for Research in Child Development