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CDL Faculty and Staff
Central Office Staff
Specialists and Fixed-Term Faculty
Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Scholars
Human Development and Family Studies Faculty
Ames, Barbara Ph.D.
Family history, theory and demography
Older workers in a changing economy
Women and social justice
Blow, Adrian Ph.D.
Resiliency processes in military families
Couple and family coping in the face of trauma
Infidelity in committed relationships
Common factors across theories of couple and family therapy
Bonomi, Amy E. Ph.D., M.P.H.
Risk factors and health impacts of intimate partner violence
Couple-level intimacy processes in violent and non-violent relationships
Risk factors and health impacts of teen dating violence
Assessment of early childhood literacy skills
Language and literacy development in preschool
Research methodology for studying development
Brophy-Herb, Holly E. Ph.D.
Self regulation skills in infants, toddlers, and very young children
Associations between parent/caregiver emotional socialization and early social-emotional development, including self-regulation
Applied research on promoting parenting/family strengths via Infant Mental Health-based prevention and intervention models
Carolan, Marsha Ph.D.
Focus on diverse families and health
Feminist and multicultural theories applied to women and families
Qualitative methodologies with an emphasis on grounded theory
Douglas, Sarah N. Ph.D.
Communication interventions for children with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities
Augmentative and alternative communication
Training strategies for parents, paraeducators, and teachers
Gerde, Hope K. Ph.D.
Relations between early reading and writing development
Distance learning approaches to early childhood teacher professional development
Teacher influences of children's language and literacy development
Griffore, Robert J. Ph.D.
Analysis of metacontingencies and macrocontingencies in human environments
Analysis of experiences of older adults in life adjustments and transitions
Analysis of the ecology of development of Native American youth
Johnson, Deborah J. Ph.D.
Racial-ethnic parental socialization
Child racial coping
Cultural and global contexts of development
Cultural adjustment of immigrant groups
Miller, Julia R. Ph.D.
African American Women: Contributions, Struggles and Presence in Higher Education
Homeless individuals and families within the context of their communities
Stop and Frisk: Issues and Answers
Qualitative Analysis: Its Use in Research
Onaga, Esther E. Ph.D.
Intentional communities for people with psychiatric disabilities
Families and transition of youth on the ASD into young adulthood
Educating state policymakers about issues concerning families
Parra-Cardona, José Rubén Ph.D.
Cultural adaptation of evidence-based parenting interventions
Protective parenting in Latino populations
Gender-based violence and elimination of male abusive behaviors
Phenice, Lillian A. Ph.D.
The ecology of ethnic minority individuals and families
Life span development and adaptation of marginalized individuals and families
Practice, Precautionary, and Preventative Principles with children’s health
Qin, Desiree Baolian Ed.D.
Cultural adaptation of adolescents and emerging adults from immigrant/sojourner backgrounds
Parenting, tiger moms, and children’s developmental outcomes across cultural contexts
Mental health of high achieving students
Schiamberg, Lawrence B. Ph.D.
Adolescent Bullying in the context of families, schools, and neighborhoods
Elder Abuse in the family/community and in nursing homes
Older adult well-being and health in family, community and global settings
Silvey, Le Anne E. Ph.D, ACSW, LMSW.
American Indian individual, family, and community development
Cross cultural practice across the lifespan
Management and ethical issues in human services
Skibbe, Lori Ph.D.
Early literacy development in the context of families and schools
Assessment of literacy skills during preschool
Early literacy interventions for children with special needs
Vallotton, Claire D. Ph.D.
Infant sign/symbolic gestures
Infant mental health
Parent-child interaction and communication
Child effects on adult-child relationships
Early development of symbolic and social skills
Quantitative observational methods of research
Villarruel, Francisco A. Ph.D.
Juvenile Justice System Reform/Disproportionate Minority Contact
Latino youth and families
Wittenborn, Andrea K. Ph.D.
Mechanisms and treatment of depression
Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
Adult attachment processes
Youatt, June Pierce Ph.D.
Family Community Services
Higher Education and Leadership
Human Development and Family Studies
College of Social Science
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