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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
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Karl R. and Diane Wendle Fink Early Career Professor for the Study of Families
Summary Statement

Sunhye Bai researches daily family processes that shape adolescent development, with a focus on family-based risk and protective factors for youth internalizing problems.

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Administrative Support Assistant
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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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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
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
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
Associate Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Director of HDFS World Campus Programs
Associate Teaching Professor of 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
Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Public Policy
Director of the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative
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
Director of HDFS World Campus Internships
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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
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Associate Director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
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

Summary Statement

Steffany Fredman researches the interpersonal context of mental health (PTSD and related conditions), couples’ adaptation to stress, and couple-based interventions to enhance individual, couple, and family well-being. 

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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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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
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Professor-in-Charge, Graduate Program
Dr. Frances Keesler Graham Early Career Professor in Developmental Neuroscience
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Financial Manager
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Emeritus Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research
Professor of Human Development and Psychology
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Program Coordinator, HDFS World Campus Programs
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate 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
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
Academic Adviser
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Edna Bennet Pierce Professor of Compassion and Caring
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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
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
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Professor of Demography
Director, Social Science Research Institute
Associate Director, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Administrative Coordinator/Office Manager
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
Principal Investigator NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children
Summary Statement

Jennie G. Noll, Ph.D., is a professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, and PI of the NICHD P50 Capstone Center for Healthy Children.

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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
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Summary Statement

Dr. Rulison's work focuses on how peer networks shape substance use and related health-risk behaviors and how program developers can build more potent interventions and promote the diffusion of intervention effects.

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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
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (joint)
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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
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
Department Head
Professor of HDFS, Psychology, and Pediatrics
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  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
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
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