Schiamberg, Lawrence B. Ph.D.
Professor552 W. Circle Drive, 8 Human Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Ph.D., Psychology/Education/Human Development, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.; Post-doctoral appointment, Behavioral Cybernetics Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Lawrence B. Schiamberg is currently Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University. He was formerly Associate Dean for Research, Outreach and International Programs in the College of Human Ecology(1999-2003) and Director of the Institute for Children, Youth and Families (ICYF) at MSU from 1996-1998 where he was the Senior Editor of the MSU Series on Children, Youth, and Families (Garland Publishing Company). Currently, he is President of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), the primary national/international professional research organization focusing on lifespan human development. His teaching, research, and outreach is in lifespan human development, with a focus on aging and adolescence. He is the author of numerous published articles and books in lifespan human development (some of the first human development and child development textbooks written from a systems/ecological perspective - - Human Development, 1982, 1985 with K.U. Smith, Macmillan Publishing Co.; Child and Adolescent Development, 1988, Macmillan Publishing Co.; Miller, J.R., Lerner, R.M., Schiamberg, L.B., and Anderson, P., Eds., The Encyclopedia of Human Ecology, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio), adolescence and aging, including articles on elder abuse in the family and in nursing homes, aging-in place/migration patterns of older adults at retirement, adolescent/aging intergenerational computer interaction programs, and adolescent bullying. He previously directed a funded research project ($30,000 MSU FACT grant), "Cyber Seniors/CyberTeens: A Community-Based Intergenerational Project for Bridging Generational and Digital Divides," a program for the enhancement of positive youth development and the health and well being of senior citizens by teaching youth to teach computer and internet access skills to senior citizens. He was also a CO-PI on a national/state funded study of elder abuse in Michigan nursing homes, "Vulnerable Medicaid Populations" ($712,000; Medicare/Medicaid, MDCH). In addition he is the Associate Editor for Reseach in Human Development, the flagship journal of the Society for the Study of Human Development. He has served in an advisory capacity on the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee and on the CDC Advisory Committee for planning CDC research and programs in Elder Abuse.
Lifespan Human Development: Adulthood and Aging; Adolescence
Areas of Interest
- Elder Abuse in the family and in nursing homes
- Adolescent Bullying