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Children/Youth Issues


Annie Butler

Department: Human Services

Title: Chair and Associate Professor, Director of the Center for High Risk Youth Studies

Expertise: Ethics, LGBTQ issues, High-risk adolescents and youth, Gang issues, Gang culture, Gang indoctrination, Transition from gang life, Addictions and recovery, Drugs and school districts, Underage drinking, Addictions (Substance abuse and behavioral addictions such as gambling and sex), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (a trauma therapy), Grief, Domestic violence, Dating violence, Multicultural

Butler, Annie

Jennifer Capps

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Title: Interim Dean - School of Professional Studies

Expertise: Juvenile justice, Mental health, Gangs

Bethany Fleck Dillen

Department: Psychology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Education, Memory, College teaching, Child development, Early childhood education, Developmental psychology, College teaching pedagogy

Fleck, Bethany

Lisa Kindleberger Hagan

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Child cognitive development, Infant attachment and temperament, Child emotional development, Use of psychological testing in child education, Child development of gender roles, Use of psychological theory to guide child education, Women's studies

Hagan, Lisa

Tricia Hudson-Matthew

Department: Human Services

Title: Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Addiction Studies

Expertise: Mental health, domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction and substance abuse, motivational interviewing techniques and grief and loss, couples counseling

Hudson, Tricia

Lunden MacDonald

Department: Modern Language

Title: Director of Learning Communities and First Year Success

Expertise: Spanish language, Literature, Teaching, Contemporary trends in foreign language study, Translation, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood), Investigative trends in SIDS and SUDC research

Ann Morrison

Department: Teacher Education

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Literacy development for diverse learners (kids in poverty, with disabilities, or English learners), Ethics and regulations for the protection of human subjects in research, Response to intervention

Nhu Nguyen

Department: Teacher Education

Title: Professor

Expertise: Physical Fitness

Marina Pereira

Department: Social Work

Title: Associate Dean - College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Expertise: Acculturation and assimilation changes in the U.S., Mental health issues of children, adolescents and families, Child abuse, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Loss and grief issues, Immigration, First-generation students, Service learning, Bilingual, Bicultural

Christina Peters Huber

Department: Economics

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Economics of the family, Maternal and child health, Intra-household bargaining

Aaron Richmond

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Educational psychology, Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Teaching higher education, Memory, Mnemonics, Learning styles, Memory aids and memory development, Online education, Motivation, Science education, Adolescent education, At-risk youth education

Marc Rodriguez

Department: School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Family Literacy

Title: Parents as Teachers Coordinator, Parenting Coordinator

Expertise: K-12 Education, Parenting skills, Sheltered (ESL) Instruction, Educational Administration (Principal)

Rodriguez, Marc

Dorothy Shapland

Department: Teacher Education

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Early Childhood Teacher Education, Early Childhood STEM/STEAM & Social Emotional Learning

Jennifer Weddig

Department: Nutrition

Title: Professor

Expertise: School nutrition, infant or childhood feeding, prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding, initiating solids, healthy foods for children, childhood obesity, trans fat

Weddig, Jennifer

Shawn Worthy

Department: Human Services

Title: Professor

Expertise: Gender differences in extreme sports, Psychology and performance of high-risk/extreme sports athletes, Sports training and fear, Youth adventure therapy, Crisis intervention, Family dynamics, Family systems, High-risk youth, Teen suicide, Parenting, Workplace stress, Job-family balance

Worthy, Shawn

Jenn Zukowski-Boughn

Department: Theatre

Title: Affiliate Professor

Expertise: Children's literature, Fantasy and science fiction, Folklore (fairy tales, mythology), Theatre and performance of literature, Harry Potter

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