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Jenni Dunbar

Lecturer in Psychology and Human Development

Jenni grew up in Austin, Texas.  She completed her undergraduate degree here at Vanderbilt in 2006, majoring in Spanish.  After college, she worked as a full time research assistant in the Stress and Coping Lab in the Vanderbilt department of Psychology and Human Development, where she gained significant research experience on a preventive intervention for families affected by parental depression.  Jenni completed the PhD program for Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt where she was able to continue her research in the Stress and Coping Lab, with Dr. Bruce Compas as her advisor.  In 2014, Jenni moved to Charleston, South Carolina to complete her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship.  In 2016, Jenni returned to Vanderbilt and joined the faculty in the Psychology and Human Development department.  She finds great fulfillment through teaching, advising students, and continuing to learn.  She has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes in the fields of developmental psychology, psychopathology, and psychological assessment since her return to Vanderbilt as a faculty member.  In her free time, Jenni loves spending time with her family traveling, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors. 

 Please note: Jenni does not serve as an advisor for students for the clinical psych PhD program.