Human Development

Pullman Campus

Matt Bumpus

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.

Michael Cleveland

Substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery; emerging adult development with emphasis on under-represented and high-risk youth; parent-child relationships in adolescence and emerging adulthood; application of advanced statistical methods to inform prevention science.

Brittany Cooper

Social-emotional development and self-regulation in early childhood; organizational, structural, and program barriers and facilitators to successful dissemination, implementation and support of preventive interventions in real-world contexts; finite mixture models.

Robby Cooper

Healthy human/identity development in emerging adulthood; college student adjustment, retention and success; Acceptance and Commitment Training as a teaching and programming tool for supporting college students; experiential education in college courses and in programming for college student development; development and success of college educators and advisors.

Debbie Handy

School violence, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher recruitment processes, and student success in distance education.

Laura Hill

Prevention science: research on the translation, implementation, evaluation and scale-up of prevention and health promotion programs in real-world settings; parent-child relationships in adolescence and young adulthood.

Patricia Pendry

Family stress and functioning, effects of human animal interaction (equine assisted interventions), HPA axis activity and child development

Sammy Perone

Research on learning, cognitive development, and brain development during early childhood; early interventions to strengthen executive function; school readiness; dynamic systems theories of development; application of neural network models to development and cognitive intervention

Thomas Power

Parent-child relationships; stress and coping; self-regulation; parental feeding practices; prevention of childhood obesity

Kathleen Rodgers

Adolescent sexuality and romantic relationships; media and adolescent well-being; adolescent and emerging adult sexual violence prevention; parent-adolescent relationships and communication

Raven Weaver

Adult Development and aging; long-term services and supports; rural aging; family gerontology

Elizabeth Weybright

Adolescent development; the role of leisure and free-time in risk behavior and healthy development; positive youth development; substance use

Vancouver Campus

Cory Bolkan

Adult development and aging; mental health in later life; personality development; family gerontology

Marcelo Diversi

Decolonizing ways of knowing; identity development in educational contexts among disenfranchised youth and families; ethnography of street youth; issues of interpretation and representation in the social sciences

Jane Lanigan

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

Amy Salazar

Child welfare system; aging out of foster care; developing, adapting, and testing interventions; program evaluation; maltreatment, trauma, and PTSD; LGBTQ youth well-being

Yoshie Sano

Family relationships, rural family poverty, family health promotion in rural settings

Suzanne Smith

Parent-child relationships; work-family balance; parenting and family relationship patterns among the Hutterites; women in poverty in rural areas

Elizabeth Soliday

Understanding how women’s personal birth philosophies enter into birth treatment decision making; examining how evidence-based information on specific birth treatments may influence decisions; assessing outcomes and safety of acupuncture for specific perinatal concerns to guide women’s decision making on treatment options

Sara Waters

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.