Research Associate
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants


    Amy Susman-Stillman, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Susman-Stillman’s interests focus on promoting strategies to improve the quality of early care and education care in home- and center-based settings, meeting the diverse needs of the early care and education workforce, and enhancing the impact of assessment in early care and education programs. Dr. Susman-Stillman launched and directs CEED’s Assessment and Training Center, which conducts a wide range of early childhood assessments for early childhood research projects and programs, and administers trainings for early care and education practitioners on these assessments and how to use assessment data to enrich practice and early care and education quality.


    PhD in Child and school psychology (University of Minnesota, 1997)

    BS in Human Development and Family Studies (Cornell University, 1989)

    Bruininks, R., Susman-Stillman, A. & Thorp, J. (2015). Human Capital: Challenges and Opportunities. In Health and Education in Early Childhood: Predictors, Interventions, and Policies 392-395). Cambridge University Press:

    Kovan, N., Mishra, S., Susman-Stillman, A., Piescher, K. & LaLiberte, T. (2014). Differences in the early care and education needs of young children involved in child protection, Child and Youth Services Review, (46), 139-145

    Susman-Stillman, A., Bailey, A. E. & Webb, C.. The state of early childhood assessment: Practices and professional development in Minnesota..

    Susman-Stillman, A. R. , Pleuss, J.. & Englund, M. M. (2013). Attitudes and beliefs of family- and center-based child care providers predict differences in caregiving behavior over time, ,

    Forry, N.. , Iruka, I.. , Tout, K.. , Torquati, J.. , Susman-Stillman, A. R. , Bryant, D.. & Daneri, M. P. (2013). Predictors of quality and child outcomes in family child care settings, ,

    Wesley, P. W. , Bryant, D.. , Fenson, C.. , Hughes-Belding, K.. , Tout, K.. & Susman-Stillman, A. R. (2010). Treatment fidelity challenges in a five-state consultation study, 20(3), 209-227

    Weinberg, R. A. & Susman-Stillman, A. R. (1999). Required Reading for Making a Difference in the Lives of Children and Families, 14(1), 93-99

    Egeland, B.. & Susman-Stillman, A. R. (1996). Dissociation as a mediator of child abuse across generations, 20(11), 1123-1132+1121-1122

    Susman-Stillman, A. R. , Kalkoske, M.. , Egeland, B.. & Waldman, I.. (1996). Infant temperament and maternal sensitivity as predictors of attachment security, 19(1), 33-47

    Radke-Yarrow. , Zahn-Waxler. , Richardson. , Susman-Stillman, A. R. & Martinez. (1994). Caring behavior in children of clinically depressed and well mothers., 65(5), 1405-1414

    Leffert. & Susman-Stillman, A. R. (1993). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, 5(4), 429-433