Ann T. Skinner

Research Project Manager

Ann Skinner, who has been employed at the Center since 2001, is the research project manager for Parenting Across Cultures (PAC). Skinner also works as the liaison between researchers and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on the C-StARR Project (formerly the Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center).

Skinner’s specific research interests include the effects of exposure to violence on children’s development and the role that acculturation plays in parenting practices and child behavior.

Prior to her work with Parenting Across Cultures, Skinner was a senior school specialist and research analyst on the GREAT Schools and Families middle school violence prevention project at the Center, and Project CLASS, an intervention designed to test two programs aimed at improving academic skills for elementary students with attention problems.

Skinner has a master's degree in education from the College of William and Mary with a focus on teaching students with emotional and learning disabilities. Before joining the Center, she worked as a special education teacher, trainer and supervisor in the North Carolina public schools and at residential facilities for at-risk youth in Rhode Island and North Carolina.


  • Master's Degree in Education, The College of William and Mary

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Skinner, A.T., Babinski, L.M. & Gifford, E.J. (2014) Teachers' expectations and self-efficacy for working with bullies and victims Psychology in the Schools, 51(1), 72-84, [doi]
  • Skinner, A.T., Bacchini, D., Lansford, J.E., Godwin, J.W., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S., Tirado, L.M.U., Zelli, A., Alampay, L.P., Al-Hassan, S.M., Bombi, A.S., Bornstein, M.H., Chang, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Giunta, L.D., Dodge, K.A., Malone, P.S., Miranda, M.C., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C. (2014) Neighborhood Danger, Parental Monitoring, Harsh Parenting, and Child Aggression in Nine Countries Societies, 4, 45-67, [45]
  • Skinner, A. T., Oburu, P., Lansford, J.E., Bacchini, D. (2013) Childrearing violence and child adjustment after exposure to Kenyan post-election violence Psychology of Violence,
  • Lansford, J.E., Skinner, A.T., Sorbring, E., di Guunta, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Dodge, K.A., et al. (2012) Boys’ and girls’ relational and physical aggression in nine countries Aggressive Behavior, 38, 298-308,
  • Huang, L., Malone, P. S., Lansford, J. E., Deater-Deckard, K., Di Giunnta, L., Bombi, A. S., Bornstein, M. H., Chang, L., Dodge, K. A., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S, Uribe Tirado, L. M., Zelli, A., Alampay, L., Al-Hassan, S. M., & Bacchini, D. (2012) Measurement invariance of mother reports of discipline in different cultural contexts Family Science, 2, 212-219,


  • Positive Parenting, Corporal Punishment and Child Adjustment: A Longitudinal View in 9 Countries, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, March 09, 2016
  • Positive Parenting and Child Adjustment in 9 Countries, Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Positive Parenting, Paternal Involvement and Predictability: Child Adjustment in 9 Countries, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya, June 11, 2015
  • Psychological Acculturation and Parenting Practices in Latino Immigrant Families, Hashemite University; Amman, Jordan, 2014
  • Growing up in violent contexts; The protective role of parenting; examples from Italy and Kenya, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden, May 2013