Danielle Nadorff

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Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

Clinical Psychology

Kincare Families, Foster Children, Child Health

Grandfamilies Lab

Ph.D. West Virginia University, 2011

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Danielle Nadorff is considering graduate student applications for the Fall 2023 semester.


  • Ph.D., Lifespan Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate in University Education, West Virginia University, 2011

Research Interest

Dr. Danielle Nadorff's program of research is primarily focused on custodial grandchildren (children whose primary caregivers are their grandparents) and their grandparents.  In particular, she investigates the physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for these custodial grandchildren, as well as examining how they compare to children raised in foster care.  She is also the principal investigator and program director for the Grandfamilies Support Group of Starkville, MS, a Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) funded by the Brookdale Foundation, in partnership with Family Centered Programs.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Are you interested in joining The Grandfamilies Lab as an undergraduate research assistant? Dr. Nadorff accepts students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, who are able to devote a minimum two semesters to the lab. Students are required to complete 3 lab hours per week for each credit of PSY 4000 in which they are enrolled.  Interested students should submit an application at http://www.grandfamilieslab.com/application.