JAMIE HURST DELUNA, Ph.D.

JAMIE HURST DELUNA, Ph.D.

Research Scientist Main: (817) 257-6432 j.r.hurst@tcu.edu

Jamie DeLuna is a Research Scientist at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) at TCU. Jamie’s area of focus is Attachment Theory, specifically with regard to using the Adult Attachment Interview as a personal insight tool. Jamie also serves as an adjunct professor for Child Development undergraduates.

Jamie earned her B.S. in psychology at TCU, where she served as a research assistant for Drs. Purvis and Cross and also as a camp buddy and group leader for early Hope Connection Camps. Jamie went on to earn her Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences from The University of Texas at Dallas. While at UTD, Jamie worked on the NICHD Study of Early Childcare and Youth Development and also served as lab manager for the Dallas Preschool Readiness Project.

Jamie joined the KP ICD in a professional capacity in 2011. She lives in the DFW area with her husband John and two daughters Sara Jane and Lucia.