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Developmental Science

Alison Brennan

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology/Sociology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Masters Degree
(expected May 2014): Human Development, Dev. Sci. option, NDSU
Research. Parent training programs, esp. for high-risk populations; developmental assets and mental health in rural adolescents; sexual attitudes and behaviors, body satisfaction, and media use in emerging adults.
Faculty Advisor.  M.S.: Dr. Hektner              PhD: Dr. Salafia


Courage Mudzongo

Undergraduate: B.S. Social Sciences Majoring in Sociology and Minored in Psychology, Africa University, Zimbabwe (2005-2008)
Degree: M.S. Sociology, North Dakota State University (2011-2012)
Research: My research interests include child and adolescent development; teen pregnancy, HIV and AIDS prevention; and International and faith based development
Advisor: Brandy Randall

Jen Wenner

Degree: B.A. In psychology. Minnesota State University Moorhead
Research. Interest in positive behavior development with an emphasis on prosocial behavior particularly in adolescence.
Faculty advisor. Dr. Brandy Randall

Maegan Jones

Undergraduate: BA in psychology, William and Mary
Degree:  NA
Research: Eating disorder prevention and intervention, the development of early childhood prevention programs, risk factors and behaviors that can lead to disordered eating
Advisor: Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia



 Mark Suffolk

Undergraduate: BSc Psychology Loughborough University UK
Master's Degree: MRes. Psychological Research Methods. Loughborough University UK
Research: Body Image, Muscle Dysmorphia, Relationship between competitive sport and psychological well-being
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia


Zhen Yang

Undergraduate: B.A. in English language and literature. South-central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China.
Degree: Master of Education in Higher Education Management. Higher Education Institute of Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China.
   Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling. Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Research: child development, cross-countries (cultural) comparison in human development.
Thesis: ---parenting, dissertation: not decided
Advisors: Dr. Heather Fuller-Iglesias, Dr. Joel Hektner.


Tara Zolnikov

Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences@Montana Tech
Master's Degree: Environmental Epidemiology@Harvard School of Public Health
Research: My research uses qualitative research to understand the social and economic effects of beneficaries of implemented water interventions in Kenya. I was at Harvard School of Public Health prior to attending NDSU.



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