Stacey M Neuharth-Pritchett

Areas of Expertise

  • educational psychology
  • assessment
  • early childhood education
  • research methodology


  • Head Start
  • prekindergarten
  • poverty
  • early childhood
  • teacher-child relationships
  • asthma



  •  PhD in Educational Psychology, 1997
    Purdue University


 706-542-3813 (office)

Research Summary

Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett is a Professor of Educational Psychology with research interests that center on the contexts of early educational intervention, children’s transition to school (particularly the Head Start population), and intervention for children with chronic health problems. She has served as the principal investigator, co-investigator on a number of externally-funded research projects on Head Start, early literacy, and teacher quality. Dr. Neuharth-Pritchett teaches courses in educational research methodology, applied educational measurement, and seminars on psychological issues for young children placed at risk. She is a Distinguished Scholar in the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at The University of Georgia.

Awards and Accolades

Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research

The University of Georgia

Sarah H. Moss Fellowship

The University of Georgia, Assignment to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Bureau

University Judiciary Hearing Administrator of the Year

The University of Georgia, 2023

Presidential Citation Award

Georgia Association on Young Children, 2003

Board of Examiners

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Board of Site Visitors

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ira E. Aaron Award for Teaching Excellence and Collegiality

University of Georgia College of Education, 2013