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Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 615, Pullman
  • Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
  • Instructor and Global Experience Coordinator
Director, Child & Family Research Unit
ROP-300B, Spokane
  • Mental health
  • High risk families
  • Substance abuse
  • Complex trauma
Associate Professor
McClaskey 201, Vancouver
  • Mental health
  • High risk families
  • Substance abuse
  • Complex trauma
ASSOC PROF, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 508, Pullman
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leisure Behavior Across the Lifespan
  • Program Evaluation
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Outdoor Recreation Behavior
  • Adventure Recreation Behavior
  • Public Land Management
Associate Professor, Family & 4-H Youth Development
Wells Hall 1060, Wenatchee
  • 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
  • Life skills development through positive youth development
  • Impact of cultural competency skills trainings
  • Culturally competent adaption of community programs
Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 519, Pullman
  • 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
PROFESSOR & CHAIR, HUMAN DEV
Johnson Tower 501A, Pullman
  • 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
Academic Director and Associate Professor
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
  • 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
  • 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
Clinical Assistant Professor
McClaskey 220, Vancouver
  • Attachment processes and relationships
  • Parent-child relations
  • Child and adolescent social/emotional development
  • Grief, loss, and bereavement
  • Professional development in social services and health care
INSTRUCTOR, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 517, Pullman
Professor, Extension Family Development
Seattle, WA
  • 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
  • Assistant Director, Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
ASSOC PROF, HUM DEV
Johnson Tower 523, Pullman
  • Family stress and functioning
  • Effects of human animal interaction (equine assisted interventions)
  • HPA axis activity and child development
Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 515, Pullman
  • 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
  • Adolescent sexuality and romantic relationships
  • Media and adolescent well-being
  • Adolescent and emerging adult sexual violence prevention
  • Parent-adolescent relationships and communication
Assistant Professor
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
  • Child welfare system
  • Aging out of foster care
  • Developing, adapting, and testing interventions
  • Program evaluation
  • Maltreatment, trauma, and PTSD
  • LGBTQ youth well-being
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HD
McClaskey 219, Vancouver
  • Family relationships
  • Rural family poverty
  • Family health promotion in rural settings
Professor
McClaskey 231, Vancouver
  • Women’s evidence-based decision making in birth and birth care
  • Integrative health approaches in treating perinatal concerns
  • Mixed methods research approaches
INSTRUCTOR, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
McClaskey 227, Vancouver
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HUM DEV
McClaskey 226, Vancouver
  • 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
  • Adult development and aging
  • Long-term services and supports
  • Rural aging
  • Family gerontology
Assistant Professor & Adolescent Extension Specialist
Johnson Tower 512, Pullman
  • 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

Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
Instructor, Facilitator, and Coordinator for HD 205 Online

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