Dr. Jane D. Lanigan

Jane Lanigan

Academic Director and Associate Professor

360-546-9715

McClaskey 225, Vancouver

Curriculum Vitae

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Education/Training
  • Ph.D. Family Studies, Texas Woman’s University, 2002
  • M.A. Early Childhood and Special Education, George Washington University, 1984
  • B.S. Psychology, Elementary Education, The College of William & Mary, 1982
Professional Experience

2015-Present
Academic Director, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2012-Present
Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2006-2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2004-2006
Instructor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2002-2004
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2002-2010
Conference Manager, NW Parenting and Family Education Conference, Washington State University

2000-1999
Instructor, Development and Family Studies Department, University of North Texas

Research Interests

My area of prevention research focuses broadly on the well-being of young children within the family and early learning and care contexts. I conduct translational studies that involve: promoting healthy weight trajectories in order to reduce childhood obesity and minimizing of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through trauma-informed practices in non-clinical settings. I am currently an investigator on three federally funded grant projects.

Recent Grant Funding
  • Effect of child centered nutrition phrases on young children’s liking and consumption of healthy foods. WSU CAHNRS Research Initiatives in Human Sciences Internal Grant Program. ($41,000) Joint PIs: Jane Lanigan, Samantha Ramsay, and Rachel Bailey.  July 2015-July 2017.
  • Use of engaging online videos in conjunction with new feeding content to enhance a current EFNEP program in the prevention of childhood obesity. Agriculture Food Research Initiative Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant. Subcontract to WSU ($2,139,105). Joint PIs: Sheryl Hughes and Tom Power. Role: Investigator. 2014-2020.
  • Healthy caregivers-healthy children phase II. Agriculture Food Research Initiative Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant. $3,800,000; subcontract to WSU $28,402. PI: Ruby Natale. Role: WSU subcontractor on behalf of Extension Alliance for Better Child Care. 2016-2018.
  • Promoting the self-regulation of energy intake in African American and Latino preschoolers: A family focused obesity prevention program. Agriculture Food Research Initiative Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant. $4,194,603; subcontract to WSU $1,686,433. Joint PIs: Sheryl Hughes, Tom Power, and Susan Johnson. Role: Co-Investigator and Child Curriculum Lead. February 2011- January 2017.
Selected Publications

Lanigan, J.D., & Burleson, E. (2016). Foster parent’s perspectives regarding the transition of a new placement into their home: An exploratory study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(3), 905-915. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0597-0

Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., Beck, A., Betz, D.L., Calodich, S.M., Goodell, S., Hill, L.G., Hill, R., Jaramillo Duran, A., Johnson, S., Lanigan, J.D., Lawrence, A.C., Martinez, A., Nesbitt, M., Overath, R., Parker, L.A., & Ullrich-French, S.C. (2016). Strategies for Effective Eating Development – SEEDS: Design of an obesity prevention program to promote healthy food preferences and eating self-regulation in low-income children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48, 405-418doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2016.04.388

Smith, D.K., Riddle, L.A., Kerr, S., Atterberry, K., Lanigan, J., & Miles, C. (2016). Barriers and opportunities to serving pulses in school meals in Washington schools. The Journal of Child Nutrition Management, 40(1).

Lanigan, J.D. (2014). Physical activity for young children: A quantitative study of child care providers’ knowledge, attitudes, and health promotion practices. Early Childhood Education Journal, 42(1), 11-18. doi:10.1007/s10643-013-0583-8

O’Connor, T.M., Hingle, M., Chuang, R., Gorely, T., Hinkley, T., Jago, R., Lanigan, J., Person, N., & Thompson, D.A. (2013). Conceptual understanding of screen media parenting: Report of a working group. Childhood Obesity, 9(S1), S110-S118. doi: 10.1089/chi.2013.0025

Lanigan, J.D. (2012). The relationship between practices and child care providers’ attitudes related to child feeding and obesity prevention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(6), 521-529. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2011.07.008

Lanigan, J.D. (2011). The substance and sources of young children’s healthy eating and physical activity knowledge: Implications for obesity prevention efforts. Child: Care, Health & Development, 37(3), 368-376. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01191.x

Sano, Y., Smith, S., & Lanigan, J. (2011). Predicting presence and level of nonresident fathers’ involvement in infants’ lives: Mothers’ perspective. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 52(5), 344-349. doi:10.1080/10502556.2011.586613

Lanigan, J.D. (2010). Family child care providers’ perspectives regarding effective professional development and their role in the child care system: A qualitative study. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38(6), 399-409. doi:10.1007/s10643-010-0420-2