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HDFS 2018 Tenured Faculty & Award Recipients

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) recently acknowledged four HDFS faculty who received tenure this year: Dr. Alaina Brenick, Dr. Linda Halgunseth (both also promoted to Associate Professor), Dr. Marlene Schwartz, and Dr. Rebecca Puhl. CLAS also acknowledge Dr. Laura Donorfio, recipient of the 2018 CLAS Excellence in Teaching Award in Behavioral and Life Sciences.

HDFS Faculty awards:
Faculty Service Award- Alaina Brenick
Faculty Research Award- Lisa Eaton

HDFS Student awards:
Best Conference Presentation- Sumbleen Ali
Best Published Research Paper Award- Emily Simpson
Outstanding Instructor Award- Alex Reid

Congratulations to all of these faculty and students for these accomplishments!

A Message from the Department Head (2017-2018)

Eva S. Lefkowitz

Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies!

Our faculty and students engage in the study of the development and wellbeing of individuals and families across the lifespan. We have a longstanding history of considering the role of culture in human development, from infancy...  (read more)

Master of Arts and PhD

 Early Childhood Development Education

HDFS Undergraduates