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Alison Brennan, Developmental Science

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Master's 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, Developmental Science

Undergraduate: B.S. in Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (2013)
Masters Degree: M.A. in Sociology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (2015)
Masters 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, Developmental Science

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

Jen Wenner, Developmental Science

Undergraduate: B.A. Psychology, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Master's 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, Developmental Science

Undergraduate: B.A. in Psychology as well as in Sociology from the College of William and Mary. 
Masters 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

Mark Suffolk, Developmental Science
Undergraduate: B.Sc., Psychology, Loughborough University, UK
MRes., Psychological Research Methods Lounghborough University, UK
Research: body image, muscle dysmorphia, relationship between competitive sport and psychological well-being
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia

Zhen Yang, Developmental Science

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, Dr. Joel Hektner.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:40:15 PM