Bridget Hatfield, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Send an Email

Office: 541-737-6438

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 420

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Location: 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliation(s): 
School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Human Development and Family Sciences
Research/Career Interests: 

Bridget is interested in physiological and biological indicators of stress and emotion regulation in early childhood, influences of classroom quality, and the teacher-child relationship.

Biography

Bridget teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in the Human Development and Family Sciences program and is affiliated with the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families Early Childhood Core. Her research focuses on the importance of relationships and interactions in early childhood. Most of her work examines ways in which teacher-child relationships and classroom quality are associated with children’s activity in the stress response system and their behavior. She is also committed to leveraging that research to inform professional development opportunities and policies.
 
Bridget came to Oregon State from the University of Virginia, where she served as an IES postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning. She’s also worked as an instructor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a consultant and trainer at Teachstone Inc. She received a bachelor’s of the arts degree from Transylvania University, a master’s degree in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

My Publications

2017

Journal Article

B. E. Hatfield and Williford, A. P., Cortisol Patterns for Young Children Displaying Disruptive Behavior: Links to a Teacher-Child, Relationship-Focused Intervention, Prevention Science, vol. 1850235746725202122825275881722814944315109417434356030353424, no. 1, pp. 40 - 49, 2017.

2011

Pages

In the News