Kaitlyn A Mumma

Kaitlyn A Mumma

Kaitlyn A Mumma

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology: Applied Developmental Psychology

Kaitlyn (Kaity) is a PhD student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program at George Mason University. She is interested in research focusing on early childhood education, school quality, and dual-language learners. She is passionate about creating a more equitable education system and hopes to contribute to this cause through empirical research. 


Kaitlyn is also one of the Psychology departments' academic advisors for undergraduate students. She helps them with course planning to ensure all undergrad students are on their way to completing their Bachelor degrees. She also gives them advice about applying to graduate school. 

Kaitlyn Advisor

Selected Publications

  • Barofsky, M. Y., Chien, N., Malone, L., Bernstein, S, & Mumma, K.
    (July, 2018). A portrait of American Indian and Alaska Native children
    and families. Brief prepared for the Office of Planning, Research,
    and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S.
    Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/a-portrait-of-american-indian-and-alaska-native-children-and-families. 
  • Mumma, K., & Winsler, A. (In review). The influence of elementary school quality on differential effects of preschool programs in third grade.
  • Mumma, K., Hutchison, L., Winsler, A., & Bleiker, C. (In review). Home and preschool literacy environments of children from low-income, linguistically diverse families: Relations with early literacy skills.
  • Winsler, A., & Mumma, K. (In press). Understanding long-term preschool “fade-out” effects: Be careful what you wish for: Magical thinking revisited. In B. Graue, S. Ryan, F.L. Levine, & V.L. Gadsden (Eds.) Advancing knowledge and building capacity for early childhood research. Washington, D.C.: American Educational Research Association.

Grants and Fellowships

Courses Taught

PSYC 301 lab section Fall 2018-Spring 2019


B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh

M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University