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School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Faculty

Faculty in Child/Family Development

Pamela A. Schulze
Professor

Ph.D. (2000) University of Connecticut, Family Studies,
M.A. (1997) University of Connecticut, Human Development & Family Relations
B.A. (1991) Southeastern Louisiana University, Psychology
2004 Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS)

Research Interests

  • Child Development
  • Poverty and Family Development
  • Parent-Infant Interaction
  • Cultural Variations in Parenting Beliefs
  • Service Learning
  • Student Self-efficacy

David D. Witt
Professor

Ph.D. (1983) Texas Tech University, Family Development
M.A. (1980) Texas Tech University, Sociology
B.A. (1978) Texas Tech University, Sociology

Research Interests

  • Marital Timing and Marital Satisfaction
  • Lifespan Development
  • Family Violence
  • Theory Construction
  • Human-animal Relationships
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Social Implications of Internet Use

Susan D. Witt
Professor

Ph.D. (1995) The University of Akron, Elementary Education - Early Childhood
M.A. (1990) The University of Akron, Child Development
B.A. (1987) The University of Akron, Family Development
2004 Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS)

Research Interests

  • Child Development
  • Mother Daughter Relationships
  • Parent Child Interaction
  • Parent Education
  • Gender Role Socialization
  • School Community Relationships


Shannon Zentall
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (2009) University of Notre Dame
M.A. (1999) The Ohio State University
B.A. (1997) Indiana University

Research Interests

  • Parent-Infant Attachments
  • Socio-emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
  • Motivation in Early Childhood
  • Parenting and Marital Adjustment

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