Marea Tsamaase

PhD Parenthood and Parent-child Relationships

Human Development and Family Studies


Entered the Program: 2015

Hometown: Gaborone, Botswana

Current program: 

PhD Parenthood and Parent-child Relationships

Previous Education:

  • Master of Science, Family and Consumer Sciences – Ball State University, Indiana – USA, July 2010
  • Master of Education, Educational Management – University of Botswana, Gaborone – Botswana, October, 2004
  • Bachelor of Education, Home Economics – University of Botswana, Gaborone – Botswana, October, 1998

Research Interests:

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Early childhood development
  • Language and literacy development

Advising Committee:

  • Major Advisor: Sara Harknes
  • Associate Advisor: Charles Super
  • Associate Advisor: Maria LaRusso

Degree Milestones:

  • Completion of comprehensive exam- July 2018,
  • Proposal presentation – November 2018
  • Dissertation defense – May 2019

Assistantship Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant for Professional Communication course – Spring 2016 to date

Awards/scholarships/fellowships:

  • Fulbright scholarship – 2008 to 2010

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