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
  • Biocultural and political aspects of breastfeeding
  • Institutionalized mass labeling and drugging of American infants
  • Children and adolescents
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Co-sleeping
  • Natural childbirth
  • Biophilia hypothesis

Selected Publications

  • Stolzer, J.M. (2018) The Link Between Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer: A Biocultural Analysis. International journal of Sociology of the Family 44, (1,2), 83-97
  • 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)