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Alison Brennan

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Degree: M.S., Human Development and Family Science, NDSU
Research: Parent training and education programs; cultural differences in parenting attitudes and practices; prevention programs for children and adolescents; adolescent and emerging adult media use, body image, and sexuality
Faculty Advisor.  M.S.: Dr. Joel Hektner    Ph.D.: Dr. Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia 

Brooke Kranzler

Undergraduate: B.S. in Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (2013)
Degree: M.A. in Sociology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (2015)
Master's Thesis: The Differential Relationship between Work-Family Conflict, Workplace Characteristics, and Psychological Distress among Partnered and Single Mothers
Research: Parenting, Parenting education, and Parent-child outcomes, focusing on high risk parents. Relationships and well-being across the lifetime.
Advisors: Dr. Sean Brotherson and Dr. Heather Fuller-Iglesias 

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; child protection; teen pregnancy, HIV and AIDS prevention; and International and faith based development

About me: I enjoy interacting with people, making new connections and sharing knowledge. I hope to teach at college level. Since I have had some experiences in international development, I also aspire to do some consulting for government departments and international non-profit organizations
Hobbies: Reading, outdoors (travelling, golfing, swimming, hiking) and cooking.
Advisor: Dr. Brandy Randall

Franchesca Cortez

 Undergraduate: B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology from California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California
Master's Degree: M.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California
 My research interests include longitudinal methods and analysis as well as lifespan development, including physical and cognitive change/stability over the lifespan, well-being over the life course, and adulthood and aging.
Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Melissa O’Connor

Geoffrey Zehnacker
Jen Wenner

Undergraduate: B.A. Psychology, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Degree: M.S. Developmental Science, NDSU
Research: Positive behavior (especially prosocial behavior) development and problem behavior development; youth prevention and intervention programs with a focus on positive development; family and social context and their influence on development
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brandy Randall



Maegan Jones

Undergraduate: B.A. in Psychology as well as in Sociology from the College of William and Mary.
Degree: M.S. Developmental Science, NDSU
Master's Thesis:
The Effect of Parental Warmth on Girls' Drive for Thinness: Do Both Parents Matter?
Research: body image and eating disorders, with a focus on the family unit and preventative strategies
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia

Masahiro Toyama

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Economics in Economics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Degree: M.A. in Psychology & M.A. in Counseling, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Master's Thesis: Do Happy American and Japanese Adults Become Similar in Psychological Traits as They Age?
Research: Adult development and aging; well-being throughout adulthood; psychosocial and cultural factors affecting aging and well-being
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Heather Fuller-Iglesias


Meghan Yerhot

Undergraduate: BS in child development and family studies with a minor in psychology, Minnesota State University Mankato MN
Research: research interests include looking at normative findings in regards to families, child development, parent child relationships to name a few
Advisor: Dr. Jim Deal
Savanna Jellison

Undergraduate: B.S. Psychology from NDSU
Early Childhood Development, Picky Eating, Parenting, Parental Influences
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Woods

Vimbayi Chinopfukutwa
Undergraduate: BSc Social Sciences degree at Africa University, Zimbabwe in 2008 
(Major-Psychology and Minor- Sociology).
Research: I am passionate about working with children and adolescents, therefore, my research interests include a focus on child and adolescent positive and problem behaviors  and ways of enriching their lives.
Faculty advisor: Dr Brandy Randall. 

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