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Family Dynamics


Andrea Borrego

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Fatal police-citizen encounters, Policing, Tasers/CEDs, Incarceration, Prisons/jails, Body worn cameras, Intimate partner violence/domestic violence

Borrego, Andrea

Larry Curry

Department: Social Work

Title: Retired Faculty

Expertise: Child and family preservation, Addictive behaviors, Child welfare

Travis Heath

Department: Psychology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Anything psychology: Addiction, Relationships, Therapeutic change, Psychopathology, Sex and gender, Sports psychology, Communication, etc.

Tricia Hudson-Matthew

Department: Human Services

Title: Associate 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

Katherine Miller

Department: Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy

Title: Affiliate Professor/Victim Services Coordinator

Expertise: Women’s rights, Interpersonal violence (relationship/domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking), Human trafficking, Violence against women, Victim blaming, Feminism, White privilege and white supremacy, Psychological trauma

Miller, Katherine

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: Professor

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

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

Susie Ryder

Department: Social Work

Title: Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Field Education

Expertise: Therapy with children, adolescents, couples and families, Supervision, Parenting, Solution focused brief therapy, School social work, Substance abuse, Suicide prevention

Ryder, Susie

Siva priya Santhanam

Department: Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the life span, Service delivery for culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with developmental disabilities, Technology-based interventions to enhance communication in children with autism and other developmental disabilities

Santhanam, Siva

Randyl (Randi) Smith

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Mental disorders, Domestic violence, Professional ethics in mental health, Child abuse/neglect, Service-learning, Marital/couples communication, Psychological assessment, Homelessness and mental health, Ethics (especially for mental health professionals), Mental health treatment, Supervision of mental health providers, Whistleblowing, Colleague assistance

Eileen Starr

Department: Social Work

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Clinical work with children, youth and families, Conflicted communities (sectarian violence in Northern Ireland)

Starr, Eileen

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

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