• Ph.D. 2019 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education
  • M.S. 2003 – Erikson Institute, Chicago, Ill.; Child Development
  • B.A. 2001 – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.; Psychology


Dr. Jessica Amsbary is the Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support (ECIFS) Master’s Degree in Education for Experienced Teachers program at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she supports early childhood interventionists and educators to embed evidence informed and culturally responsive practices with young children with and without disabilities and their caregivers. She is also a Technical Assistance Specialist at the FPG Child Development Institute where she engages in research and development related to STEM innovations for young children with disabilities and supporting provider and family use of evidence-based practices for toddlers with autism. Dr. Amsbary’s primary research is focused on family support initiatives related to very young children with autism and other developmental delays and applying principles of implementation science to ensure early interventions are meeting the needs of families and their children.