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Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 615, Pullman
509-335-9299
  • Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
  • Instructor and Global Experience Coordinator
Director, Child & Family Research Unit
ROP-300B, Spokane
509-358-7679
  • Mental health
  • High risk families
  • Substance abuse
  • Complex trauma
Associate Professor
McClaskey 201, Vancouver
360-546-9336
  • Mental health
  • High risk families
  • Substance abuse
  • Complex trauma
ASSOC PROF, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 508, Pullman
509-335-9642
  • Early childhood care and education
  • Issues of the child care work force
  • Play as a developmental process for young children
  • Child care staff retention and turnover
  • Outcome assessment in early childhood education
ASSOC PROF, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 518, Pullman
509-335-3816
  • Work and family, especially concerning linkages between work-related stress and family processes
  • Mother-child and father-child relationships
  • Parental monitoring/knowledge
  • Social development during middle childhood and adolescence
Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 516, Pullman
509-335-2870
  • Emerging Adult Development with Emphasis on Underrepresented and High-Risk Youth
  • Substance Abuse Etiology, Treatment, and Recovery
  • Prevention Science
  • Social Contextual Factors and Health Behavior
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods, including Latent Variable (e.g., SEM), Finite Mixture (e.g., LCA), and Multilevel Models
Associate Professor  
Johnson Tower 513, Pullman
509-335-2896
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Social-emotional Development and Self-regulation
  • Prevention Science
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science, Translational Research
  • Finite Mixture Models (e.g., Latent Class Analysis)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 525, Pullman
509-335-2442
  • College student success and well-being
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Experiential Education
  • Challenge and Outdoor Education
Associate Professor, Family & 4-H Youth Development
Wells Hall 1060, Wenatchee
509-682-6956
  • Life skills development through positive youth development
  • Impact of cultural competency skills trainings
  • Culturally competent adaption of community programs
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HD
McClaskey 230, Vancouver
360-546-9170
  • Social justice
  • Narratives of Us versus Them
  • Decolonizing ways of being and knowing
  • Autoethnography
Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 519, Pullman
509-335-2935
  • Life skills development through positive youth development
  • Impact of cultural competency skills trainings
  • Culturally competent adaption of community programs
Clinical Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator
Johnson Tower 601B, Pullman
509-335-8678
PROFESSOR & CHAIR, HUMAN DEV
Johnson Tower 501A, Pullman
509-335-8478
  • Translation, implementation, evaluation and scale-up of prevention and health promotion programs in real-world settings
  • Brief interventions in values and commited action, supporting students and parents of students transitioning to college
  • Parent-child relationships in adolescence and young adulthood
INSTRUCTOR, HUM DEV
WSUCC 150A, Pullman
509-335-7898
Academic Director and Associate Professor
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
360-546-9715
  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Child feeding practices
  • Young children’s health knowledge
  • Effect of new technologies and media
  • Systems for supporting quality child care
  • Support for military families
Senior Instructor  
Johnson Tower 614, Pullman
509-335-7943
  • Feeding young children in group settings
  • Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood care and education
  • NAEYC Accreditation and Validation
  • Parent/child/teacher relationships – creating a caring community for children
  • Parent education
Chair of the Program in Aging
Johnson Tower 517, Pullman
509-335-0488
Professor, Extension Family Development
Seattle, WA
206-327-9499
  • Real world implementation of evidence-based prevention programs
  • Cultural adaptation of evidence-based programs
  • Integrated research and extension programming
Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 617, Pullman
509-335-1425
  • Assistant Director, Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
ASSOC PROF, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 523, Pullman
509-335-8365
  • Family stress and functioning
  • Effects of human animal interaction (equine assisted interventions)
  • HPA axis activity and child development
Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 515, Pullman
509-335-8659
  • Early childhood development
  • Connections among learning, cognitive, and brain development
  • Emergence of executive function
  • Early intervention and school readiness
  • Dynamic systems theory and neural networks
ASSOC. PROFESSOR, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 521, Pullman
509-335-2973
  • Adolescent sexuality and romantic relationships
  • Media and adolescent well-being
  • Adolescent and emerging adult sexual violence prevention
  • Parent-adolescent relationships and communication
Sarah Rolerkite
Instructor
McClaskey 203, Vancouver
360-546-9710
Assistant Professor
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
360-546-9733
  • Child welfare system
  • Aging out of foster care
  • Postsecondary access and retention of youth in foster care
  • Developing, adapting, and testing interventions
  • Program evaluation; Maltreatment, trauma, and PTSD
  • LGBTQ youth well-being
  • International approaches to child welfare services
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HD
McClaskey 219, Vancouver
360-546-9124
  • Family relationships
  • Rural family poverty
  • Family health promotion in rural settings
Professor
McClaskey 231, Vancouver
360-546-9727
  • Women’s evidence-based decision making in birth and birth care
  • Integrative health approaches in treating perinatal concerns
  • Mixed methods research approaches
Clinical Assistant Professor
McClaskey 227, Vancouver
360-546-9615
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Digital Polarization
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HUM DEV
McClaskey 226, Vancouver
360-546-9272
  • The development of healthy emotional and physiological regulation in early life with a focus on the role of the parent-child attachment relationship as a protective and socializing influence.
Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 514, Pullman
509-335-8685
  • Adult development and aging
  • Long-term services and supports
  • Rural aging
  • Family gerontology
Assistant Professor & Adolescent Extension Specialist
Johnson Tower 512, Pullman
509-335-2130
  • Adolescent development
  • The role of leisure and free-time in risk behavior and healthy development
  • Positive youth development
  • Substance use
Anna Whitehall
Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 616, Pullman
509-335-0462

Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
Evaluation and implementation of life skills in undergraduate courses

Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 619, Pullman
509-335-8403
  • Director, Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership