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Selected Peer Reviewed Publications


Torres-Rendon, L. M.†& Zinsser, K.M.(2022). Predictors of parent-teacher relationship quality in head start classrooms. National Head Start Association (NHSA) Dialog. 25(1). 


Zinsser, K.M,Silver, H.C. †, Jackson, V. †, Shenberger, E. † (2022). A systematic review of early childhood exclusionary discipline. Review of Educational Research. DOI:

Zulauf-McCurdy, C. & Zinsser, K. (2022). A qualitative examination of the parent-teacher relationship and preschool expulsion: Capturing the voices of parents and teachers. Infants & Young Children,35(1), 20-39.


Curby, T. W., Zinsser, K. M., Gordon, R., Ponce, E., Syed, G.†, & Peng, F.†(2021). Emotion-focused teaching practices and preschool children's social and learning behaviors. Emotion.

Gordon, R., Peng, F., Zinsser, K.M., Curby, T.W. (2021). Using the Many-Facet Rasch Model to Improve Observational Quality Measures:  An Introduction and Application to Measuring the Teaching of Emotion Skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 55(2) 149-164.

Park, C. Zinsser, K.M., Jeon, L., (2021) Committed to Caring: Cluster-Analysis of Appraisals and Feelings of Family Childcare Work. Youth & Child Care Forum. 51:237–265

Silver, H.C., Zinsser, K.M., Zulauf-McCurdy, C.A., Lowe-Fotos, A., Estlund, M., & Orr, L., (2021) Transforming early childhood discipline policy through collaborative research and evaluation.  Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Advance online publication.

Zinsser, K. M.,Gordon, R., &Jiang, X. †(2021). Parents’ socialization of preschool-aged children’s emotional competencies: A meta-analysis using an emotion-focused parenting practices framework. Manuscript accepted at Early Childhood Research Quarterly.10.

Zulauf-McCurdy, C.†& Zinsser, K. (2021). How Teachers’ Perceptions of the Parent-Teacher Relationship Affect Children’s Risk for Early Childhood Expulsion. Psychology in Schools.


Denham, S., Bassett, H., Zinsser, K.M., Bradburn, I.S., Bailey, C.S., Shewark, E.S., Ferrier, D.E., Liverette, K.H., Steed, J., Karalus, S.P., Kianpour, S. (2020) Computerized social-emotional assessment measures for early childhood settings. Manuscript accepted at Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 51 (2020): 55-66.

Silver, H.C. & Zinsser, K.M. (2020) The interplay among early childhood teachers’ social and emotional well-being, mental health consultation, and preschool expulsion. Paper accepted for publication at Early Education & Development. 31(7), 1133-1150.


Zinsser, K.M., Main, C., Torres, L., & Connor, K. (2019) Patching the Pathway and Widening the Pipeline: Models for Developing a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce in Chicago. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Zulauf, C. A. , & Zinsser, K. M. (2019). Forestalling Preschool Expulsion: A Mixed-Method Exploration of the Potential Protective Role of Teachers’ Perceptions of Parents. American Educational Research Journal, 56 (6).

Zulauf-McCurdy, C. & Zinsser, K. (2019). How Teachers’ Perceptions of the Parent-Teacher Relationship Affect Children’s Risk for Early Childhood Expulsion.  Psychology in Schools.


Shewark, E.S., Zinsser, K.M., & Denham, S.A. (2018). Teachers' perspectives on the consequences of managing classroom climate. Child & Youth Care Forum.

Zinsser, K.M., Denham, S.A. & Curby, T.W. (2018). Becoming a social-emotional teacher. Young Children. September 2018 Issue

[ †Graduate student research assistant or advisee / *Undergraduate student research assistantor advisee,∞ Community Partner, Corresponding Author/PI]

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