Megan Baril

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Dr. Megan Baril 's formal training is in Human Development and Family Studies and she has been teaching and conducting research in the field for 15 years. Dr. Baril has served as a contributing faculty member in the Developmental Psychology graduate program for Walden University since 2012. She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert for the development of Social and Emotional Development (DPSY 8228) course and as Lead Faculty for Lifespan Psychology (PSYC 6215) at Walden.

Dr. Baril's research interests include the examination of associations between parental knowledge/monitoring, parent-adolescent relationship quality, and both positive and negative well-being indicators in adolescence, the development of parental knowledge over middle childhood and adolescence, associations between religiosity and family processes, parenting, and parent-child relationship quality, and family dynamics and processes within the context of the family system.

Courses Taught

PSYC 6215 - Lifespan Development

DPSY 8228 - Social and Emotional Development

PSYC 6001 - Foundations in Graduate Study

DPSY 6111 - Themes and Theories in Developmental Psychology

DPSY 8121 - Development in a Digital Age


BA, Wake Forest University

MS, Penn State University

PhD, Penn State University