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Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Daily stress processes; adult development; family factors in mental health; work and family linkages; fatherhood; statistical techniques for measuring change.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate teaching professor of social work
Field education director, World Campus Master of Social Work program
Summary Statement

James Andrews is responsible for field education in Human Development and Family Studies and the World Campus Master of Social Work program. He also teaches courses in ethics, clinical practice and policy.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Administrative Support Assistant
Summary Statement

Renee provides support to the academic advisor and the academic programs coordinator, including coordinating graduate admissions, processing enrollment forms, final exams, SRTE's, course substitutions, room reservations, and securing textbook information.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Teaching Professor, HDFS World Campus program
Summary Statement

Joanna Bissell-Havran focuses on teaching adolescent development, research methods, and motivation in the HDFS World Campus program.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
ICDS Faculty Co-Hire
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Marketing Communications Specialist
Summary Statement

Mary Campbell manages communications and marketing needs for the College of Health and Human Development, and specifically, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.  This includes website, social media, and writing and press coverage.

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  • Communications and Marketing
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology Core
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Interim Department Head (fall 2023)
Professor-in-Charge, Undergraduate Programs
Summary Statement

Bo Cleveland studies individual differences in substance use and misuse as well as how individuals’ characteristics modify the impact of experiences on substance use and addictive behaviors. His work focuses on person-context and person-experience interactions.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Director of HDFS World Campus Programs
Interim Professor-in-Charge, Undergraduate Programs (fall 2023)
Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Public Policy
Director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Summary Statement

Max Crowley is a prevention scientist investigating how to optimize investments in healthy development—with a focus on preventive strategies to reduce substance misuse and delinquent behavior.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant teaching professor
Director of HDFS World Campus internships
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Research Professor
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Research Professor of Health and Human Development
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Research Professor, Director of the Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment, and President of the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Edna P Bennett Faculty Fellow in Prevention Research
Summary Statement

Research interests include family systems processes underlying adolescent development (substance use, problem behavior, emotional distress, positive well-being) and understanding change processes in family-centered preventive interventions.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Associate Professor of Psychology
Edna P. Bennett Faculty Fellow in Prevention Research
Summary Statement

Steffany Fredman studies the interpersonal context of mental health (PTSD and related conditions), couple-/family- based interventions designed to simultaneously enhance individual mental health and relational wellbeing, and couple and family adaptation to stress across the li

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Financial Manager
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Michael Hunter's research interests lie at the intersection of human development, mathematical modeling, and statistical computing.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Program Coordinator, HDFS World Campus Programs
Advisory Committee, Leadership Initiative
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Sociology
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Health and Human Development
Summary Statement

Jones' work addresses the syndemic of substance use disorders, violence, sexual risk behaviors, and HIV/STIs, as well as evaluation of structural and behavioral interventions aimed at reducing substance use and associated harms.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Academic Programs Coordinator
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Professor-in-Charge, Graduate Programs
Edna Bennet Pierce Professor of Compassion and Caring
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

Lee directs the Sleep, Stress, and Health (STEALTH) laboratory. Her research aims to improve sleep and decrease stress in order to support health.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Lynn Martire’s research aims to identify the ways in which close relationships in adulthood affect health and chronic illness management, and the effects of chronic illness on close relationships. Dr. Martire teaches HDFS 418 and 546 (Family Relationships).

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant teaching professor
Internship director
Faculty liaison, HDFS APG
Summary Statement

Marc McCann's priority is to prepare undergraduate students for internships and careers in human services via coursework (455, 490, 495A, 495B) and connections with alumni and other professionals in the field.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Aaron Miller teaches courses on a range of topics including lifespan development, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging, family demography, and human services administration.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Administrative Coordinator/Office Manager
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
ICDS Faculty Co-Hire
Summary Statement

Zita Oravecz's research work has been focused on developing and disseminating innovative computational and statistical techniques for addressing questions related to emotional and cognitive functioning and development.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Demography
Director, Morbidity, Mortality and Demography Lab
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Professor of Pediatrics (joint appointment)
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Center for Healthy Aging
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Kristopher Struckmeyer’s interest has centered around how aging families interact with their environments to improve their well-being, aiding in his focus on applicability in teaching.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies
Summary Statement

Taylor Porter focuses on teaching in the Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor, inspiring advocates for children and families and serving as an advisor to the CMAS minor.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Distinguished Professor of HDFS
Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics
Department Head
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Assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Dr. Tornello has three major research interests: Family, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The majority her work has focused on the role of family composition and parental sexual orientation and gender in the family system.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Teaching Professor of Social Work, Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Twumasi-Ankrah leads the mental health and substance use specialization of the World Campus Master's in Social Work (MSW) program.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Academic Adviser
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Financial Assistant
Summary Statement

Chantelle assists the financial manager in monitoring budgets, and departmental income and expenses, preparing grants, processing standing and fixed term appointments, and producing spreadsheets and reports.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS