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|Mayra Almodóvar, Ed.D..
Areas of Expertise: Early Childhood Education, Art Education and integration.
|Matthew W. Brosi, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Intimate partner violence, couple and family relationships, influence of values and beliefs on decision-making and interpersonal dynamics
|Ronald B. Cox, Jr., Ph.D., CFLE
Areas of Expertise: Co-parenting and stepfamily dynamics, adolescent high risk behavior, parenting, Latino families
|Michael M. Criss, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Parenting, peer relationships, developmental change in parent-child relationship, developmental psychopathology, emotion regulation, adolescent development
|Joseph G. Grzywacz, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Work and Family; Health Disparities; Health Behavior; Work Organization and Health; Immigrant Latino Health
|Amanda W. Harrist, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Parent-child and peer relations in development of child social competence; Psychosocial contexts of child obesity
|Tammy L. Henderson, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Family policy, law, and diversity
|Carolyn S. Henry, Ph.D., CFLE
Areas of Expertise: Families and adolescents with a focus on contexts (neighborhoods, family systems, parent-adolescent dyads) and adolescent adaptation (social, emotional, educational, risk & resilience). Interests include selected diversity issues (family structure, race/ethnicity).
|Jan Johnston, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Rural aging and functional health.
|Jennifer L. Jones, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Intellectual and developmental disabilities
|Robert E. (Bob) Larzelere, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Improving practical research methods in general and parental discipline.
|Michael J. Merten, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Community and family factors impacting youth and young adult physical and mental health and development, family risk and resilience in disadvantaged contexts, and experiences of obesity and related health and psychosocial well-being
|Amanda Sheffield Morris, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: The socialization of emotion regulation, parenting in high risk settings, the role of emotion in the development of psychopathology
|Kami L. Schwerdtfeger, Ph.D., LMFT
Areas of Expertise: Effects of trauma on women’s mental health and childbearing issues, systemic dynamics of trauma and resilience
|Karina M. Shreffler, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Work and family conflict, teen/unplanned pregnancy, infertility and reproductive health, demography
|Eileen St. Pierre, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Adult financial education, financial planning for later in life (including retirement, estate planning, long-term care financing), tax credit outreach
|Amy Tate, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Policy; Early Childhood Teacher Education
|Glade L. Topham, Ph.D., LMFT
Areas of Expertise: The influence of parenting in the development of child obesity, barriers to engaging and retaining parents and children in psychotherapy, and predictors of treatment success in parent-child treatment.
|Ginger Welch, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise: Child maltreatment and child neglect fatalities; psychosocial aspects of Sickle Cell Disease; developmental issues related to premature birth; assessment; trauma/PTSD
|Stephan M. Wilson
Areas of Expertise: Adolescent social competence across cultures, family and other influences on youth connectedness/separateness, required adult social skills, self-esteem, and achievement, family social capital influences on developmental and status attainment outcomes