Kimberly Day

  • Position:  Assistant Professor
  • Department:  Psychology
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 206
  • Campus: (850) 474-2689


Dr. Kimberly Day, an Assistant Professor, earned a Ph.D. in Human Development with a concentration in child and adolescent development from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA in 2014.

Following her doctoral program, she completed a two-year Lawson Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Her research focuses on individual and contextual factors that influence young children's socio-emotional development. Her interests include prenatal and postnatal stressors, atypical development, children’s self-regulation, children’s private speech and other areas related to parenting and child development. Her research at UWF will continue to focus on preschoolers’ regulatory abilities, and she will expand her program of research by including children born premature and facing other early forms of adversity, such as lower socio-economic status. 

Day has published her research in Pediatrics, Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Child Abuse & Neglect, and other peer-reviewed publications.

Day earned a B.S. with honors in Psychology magnum cum laude from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and a M.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.