Faculty in Child & Family Development
Shannon Zentall, Ph.D.
Ph.D. (2009) University of Notre Dame
M.A. (1999) The Ohio State University
B.A. (1997) Indiana University
Dr. Shannon Zentall received her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in Developmental Psychology. Her research interests focus how social context contributes to children’s emotional, physiological, and cognitive development. She has studied parental influences on attachment and emotion regulation in young children. Shannon’s current line of research focuses on the development of child motivation over time (e.g., how does praise influence children differently over time). Specifically, how do early parent-child and teacher interactions predict later motivation?
Courses taught at UA include: Early Childhood Curriculum Methods, Theory and Guidance of Play, Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom/Lab, and Development in Infancy and Early Childhood (graduate)
Pamela A. Schulze, Ph.D.
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
- Child Development
- Poverty and Lifespan Development
- Parent-Infant Interaction
- Cultural Variations in Parenting Beliefs and Practices
Sabine Gerhardt, Psy.D.
Associate Professor, Child & Family Development
410 College of Arts & Sciences
Psy.D. (2012) University of the Rockies, Criminology & Justice Studies
M.A. (2005) the University of Akron, Child & Family Development
B.A. (2003) the University of Akron, Family Development
2012 Certified ALICE trainer
- Family Relationships in Times of Crisis
- Family and Sociocultural Influences on Intimate Relationships
- Children, Families, and the Criminal Justice System
- Active Shooter Prevention
Jason Chiang, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Syracuse University, Human Development and Family Relations
M.A. University at Albany, Educational
B.A. University of Toronto, Psychology
Dr. Jason Chiang received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Human Development and Family Science. His scholarly works focus on the links between the unique parenting strategies and child outcomes among immigrant families living in the U.S and Canada, as well as the acculturation and enculturation process in these families. He has been teaching at University of Akron as Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Child and Family Development since Fall 2016, and is also a Fellow at the Institute for Lifespan Development and Gerontology.
Courses taught at UA include: Child Development, Fatherhood: Parent role, Parent-Child Relations, Immigrant Parenting (senior seminar), Development Parent-Child Interactions (graduate)
Adjunct Faculty in Child & Family Development
Amy Broadhurst, Assistant Lecturer email@example.com
Angela Kovach, Assistant Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Harvin, Assistant Lecturer email@example.com
Cheryl Hollis, Senior Lecturer
Suzanne LeSure, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Martell, Assistant Lecturer email@example.com
Erich Merkle, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Merz, Senior Lecturer, email@example.com
Frank Motz, Senior Lecturer
Gary Rosen, Senior Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Shubat-Vensel, Assistant Lecturer email@example.com
Willa Smith, Assistant Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Stone, Associate Lecturer email@example.com
Emeritus Faculty in Child & Family Development
David Witt, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Susan Witt, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus