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Scholarly Assistant Professor
McClaskey 229, Vancouver 
Associate Professor
McClaskey 201, Vancouver
  • healthy aging
  • aging in place
  • family gerontology
  • grief, coping, and loss
  • elder abuse
Associate Professor
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
Chair and Associate Professor
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Implementation and evaluation of programs targeting parents of college students
  • Alcohol/substance use during adolescence and emerging adulthood
Assistant Professor
McClaskey 227, Vancouver

• Family diversity
• Immigration, language/literacy and racialization
• Qualitative methodologies
• Feminist approaches

Johnson Tower 519, Pullman
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse (Etiology, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery)
  • Emerging Adult Development with Emphasis on Underrepresented and High-Risk Youth
  • 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
  • Prevention Science
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Translational Research
  • Evidence-based Program Sustainability
  • Evidence-based Program Adaptation
  • Prevention Workforce Development
Scholarly Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 525, Pullman
  • College student success and well-being
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Experiential Education
  • Challenge and Outdoor Education
McClaskey 230, Vancouver
  • Social justice
  • Narratives of Us versus Them
  • Decolonizing ways of being and knowing
  • Autoethnography
Assistant Professor 
Johnson Tower 516, Pullman

• Adolescent and young adult development with a focus on understudied populations
• Etiology, risk and protective factors, and consequences for high-risk alcohol and drug use in adolescence and young adulthood
• Sexual behavior in adolescence and young adulthood
• Prevention science

Scholarly Professor
Johnson Tower 518, Pullman
Director, Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
Scholarly Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 601B, 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
Teaching Assistant Professor - Career
WSUCC 150A, Pullman
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
  • Parent-child feeding relationship
  • Trauma-informed early education and care
  • Family and child serving systems that support children’s health and wellness
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
Scholarly Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 617, Pullman
  • Well-being and life skills interventions
  • Mindfulness
  • Tidal leadership facilitator
  • Provost’s Leadership Academy trainer
  • L.I.F.T. Faculty development facilitator
Johnson Tower 523, Pullman
  • Family stress and functioning
  • Effects of human animal interaction (equine assisted interventions)
  • HPA axis activity and child development
Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 515, Pullman
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) methodology
  • Brain, behavioral and social basis of emotion regulation from infancy to adulthood
  • Emergence and development of top-down (executive) control
Scholarly Assistant Professor
McClaskey 220, Vancouver
Associate Professor
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
Associate Professor
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
  • 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
Academic Director & Professor
McClaskey 231, Vancouver
  • Family relationships
  • Rural family poverty
  • Family health promotion in rural settings
Associate Professor
McClaskey 226, Vancouver
  • Children’s emotional and physiological self-regulation
  • Child-caregiver attachment bond
  • Biological mechanisms linking early adversity to health outcomes
  • Preventive interventions for trauma-exposed families
Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 514, Pullman
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Service Utilization
  • Aging Policy
  • Social and Family Gerontology
  • Aging in Rural Communities
  • Training and Development of Professional in the Field of Aging
  • Lifespan Prevention Science
Associate 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
Scholarly Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 616, Pullman
  • Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
  • Tidal Leadership facilitator
  • LIFT Faculty development facilitator
  • Design, evaluation and implementation of well-being and life skills in undergraduate courses
  • Leadership development