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Clinical Assistant Professor
McClaskey 229, Vancouver 
360-546-9714
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
  • healthy aging
  • aging in place
  • family gerontology
  • grief, coping, and loss
  • elder abuse
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
Spokane
509-335-3816
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Implementation and evaluation of programs targeting parents of college students
  • Alcohol/substance use during adolescence and emerging adulthood
Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 516, Pullman
509-335-2870
  • 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
509-335-2896
  • Prevention Science
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Translational Research
  • Evidence-based Program Sustainability
  • Evidence-based Program Adaptation
  • Prevention Workforce Development
Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 525, Pullman
509-335-2442
  • College student success and well-being
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Experiential Education
  • Challenge and Outdoor Education
Professor
McClaskey 230, Vancouver
360-546-9170
  • Social justice
  • Narratives of Us versus Them
  • Decolonizing ways of being and knowing
  • Autoethnography
Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 518, Pullman
509-335-2935
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
Professor
McClaskey 225, Vancouver
360-546-9715
  • Parent-child feeding relationship
  • Trauma-informed early education and care
  • Family and child serving systems that support children’s health and wellness
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
  • Well-being and life skills interventions
  • Mindfulness
  • Tidal leadership facilitator
  • Provost’s Leadership Academy trainer
  • L.I.F.T. Faculty development facilitator
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
  • 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
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
Academic Director and 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
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
  • Service Utilization
  • Aging Policy
  • Social and Family Gerontology
  • Aging in Rural Communities
  • Training and Development of Professional in the Field of Aging
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
Clinical Assistant Professor
Johnson Tower 616, Pullman
509-335-0462
  • 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
  • Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership
  • Evaluation and implementation of life skills in undergraduate courses
Clinical Associate Professor
Johnson Tower 619, Pullman
509-335-8403
  • Director, Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership