Dr. Jeanne Stolzer


Office: WSTC 263W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8234   |    Email: stolzerjm@unk.edu

Dr. Jeanne Stolzer


Dr, Stolzer’s research interests include; the biocultural aspects of breastfeeding, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, ethology, biogenetics, evolutionary mothering, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the mass labeling and drugging of children and adolescents, evolutionary biogenetics, neurobiology, and the effects of psychotropic drugs.


PhD  University of Nebraska –Lincoln, 2002 – Human Resources and Family Science/Child Development
MS University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1999 – Family Science/Psychology
BS University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1997- Family Science/Psychology

Courses Taught

Child and Adolescent Development
Infant Development
Lifespan Development
Behavioral Characteristics of Children and Adolescents

Statement of Interests

Ethology, personality theory, transpersonal psychology, Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, the biocultural and political aspects of breastfeeding, the institutionalized mass labeling and drugging of American infants, children, and adolescents, evolutionary psychology, co-sleeping, natural childbirth, and the biophilia hypothesis.


Selected Publications
  • Stolzer, J.M. (2016) The Meteoric Rise of Mental Illness in America and Implications for Other Countries. The European Journal of Counseling Psychology 4, (2).
  • Stolzer, J. M. (2015). The impact of breastfeeding on maternal health trajectories: A review of the epidemiological literature. Journal of disease and global health, 2(3).
  • Stolzer, J. M., Hossain, S. (2014). Breastfeeding Education: A Physician and Patient Assessment. Child Development Research.
  • Stolzer, J. M. (2014). The Maternal and Pediatric Risks Associated with Formula Feeding: A Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Preventive Medicine and Population Health, 1(1). www.edinwilsen.org/journal/fpm/Archive.aspx
  • Stolzer, J. M. (2013). The New Welfare: An Examination of Medicaid and Children's Mental Health. The journal of Critical Psychology, Counseling, and Psychotherapy, 13(3).
  • Stolzer, J. M. (2013). The Systemic Correlation Between Psychiatric Medications and unprovoked mass murder in America. New Male studies: An International Journal, 2(2).
  • Stolzer, J. (2012). The Risks Associated With Stimulant Medication Use in Child and Adolescent Populations Diagnosed with ADHD. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 14(1).
  • Stolzer, J. (2012). A Systematic Deconstruction of the Disordered Boy Hypothesis. New Male Studies:  An International Journal, 1(3).
  • Stolzer, J. (2011). Breastfeeding and Low Income Women: An Ecological Assessment. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(15).
  • Stolzer, J. (2011). Breastfeeding and Obesity: A Meta-Analysis. Open Journal of Preventative Medicine, 1(3).
  • Stolzer, J. (2011). The Medicalization of Boyhood. The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, 10(4).
  • Stolzer, J. (2010). Breastfeeding and WIC Participants: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political & Economic Inequalities, 14(4).
  • Stolzer, J. (2010). The Risks Associated With Maternal Antidepressant Use During the Prenatal and Postnatal Stages of Development. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 2.
  • Stolzer, J. M. (2013). Breastfeeding Appendix. In John DeFrain (Ed.), Marriages and Families:Intimacy,Diversity, and Strengths (8th Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
International Research Presentations
  • Examining the Complexities Associated with Child and Adolescent Development: A Bioevolutionary Review. Conference: International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ISCPP) Arlington, VA
  •  “ADHD; A Bioecological Perspective” Annual Conference of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP), New York City
  • “Breastfeeding in the 21st Century; A Biosocial Perspective.”  Building Family Strengths International Symposium, Lincoln, NE (2006)


University Service

UNK Women and Gender Studies Advisory Council, (2009 - Present)
Undergraduate Research Council (URC), (2006 - Present)
Mentor: Undergraduate Research Fellow (2012 - 2014)
Mentor: Thompson Scholar Research Project (2010 - 2013)
Member: Gender Equity Committee, (2007 - 2013)
Research Advisory Council, (2007 - 2010)
UNK Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Gender Equity, (2009 - 2013) 

College Service

CBT Faculty Affairs Committee Member, (2012 - 2014)
CBT Academic Affairs Committee Member (2010 - 2011)

Departmental Service

FSID Peer-Review Committee, (2004 - Present)
Chair, FSID Peer-Review Committee, (2013)
Chair, FSID Promotion and Tenure Oversight Committee, (2013)