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Mary Haskett



Department of Psychology

Poe Hall 628B


Visit website for current projects and funded research.

In addition to her primary areas of expertise, Dr. Haskett is Co-Chair of the NC State Steering Committee on Student Food and Housing Security. See the summary of 2017 data collected by Dr. Haskett on food insecurity and homelessnes among NC State students here . She collected new data on student homelessness and food insecurity during COVID and the findings are here.

To review the Call to Action submitted by Initiative members, click here.


Extension and Community Engagement

NC State Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement, 2015

Advisory Board member, Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children

Advisory Council Member, REACH (Resilience, Empowerment, Access for Children Experiencing Homelessness)

Co-Chair, NC Yay Babies initiative to increase early intervention and early education services delivered to children birth-5 years experiencing homelessness


(NCSU Graduate students in italics)

Haskett, M. E., Bucelli, A. R., & Renbarger, R. L. (in press). Higher education liaisons for students experiencing homelessness: Role preparation and professional development needs. Journal of Student Financial Aid.

Owens, C., McKenzie, S., & Haskett, M. E. (2022). “I just want my parenting to be able to be better than what it is”: A qualitative exploration of parenting strengths and needs of mothers experiencing homelessness. Child & Family Social Work, 27, 771-782.

Haskett, M. E., Hall, J., Owens, C., Finster, H., & Buccelli, A. (2022). “It brought my family more together”: Mixed-methods study of low-income U.S. mothers during the pandemic. Family Relations,71, 849-864.

Haskett, M. E., Majumder, S., Kotter- Grühn, D., & Gutierrez, I. (2021). Wellness as a mediator in the link between food/housing insecurity and academics. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, published online first.

Armstrong J., Owens, C., & Haskett, M. E. (2021). Effects of a brief parenting intervention in shelters for mothers and children experiencing homelessness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30, 2097–2107.

Haskett, M. E., Neal, S. C., & Norwalk, K. (2020). Variability in social and behavioral adjustment among children in Head Start who are unstably housed. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.

Owens, C., Codd, E., & Haskett, M. E. (2020). Risk-taking behaviors of homeless youth: Moderation by parental monitoring and social support. Journal of Children and Poverty

Haskett, M. E., Majumder, S., Kotter- Grühn, D., & Gutierrez, I. (2020). Wellness as a mediator in link between food/housing insecurity and academics. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, published online first.

Wright, S., Haskett, M. E., & Anderson, J. (2020). When your students are hungry and homeless: The crucial role of faculty. Communication Education, 69(2), 260-267, doi 10.1080/03634523.2020.1724310

Haskett, M. E., Kotter-Gruhn, & Majumder, S. (2020). Prevalence and correlates of homelessness and food insecurity among university students. Journal of College Student Development, 61, 109-114. doi 10.1353/csd.2020.0007

Neal, S. C., Norwalk, K. E., & Haskett, M. E. (2020). Differential impacts of the Incredible Years-Teacher Classroom Management program based on young children’s risk profiles. Early Childhood Research Quarterly51, 473-482.


Ph.D. School and Clinical Psychology Florida State University 1988