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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.



Graduate Students 2014-2015

Ali Nila (CFT)
Simone Dorsey (CFT)
Sara Raap (CFT)
Sarah Busse (CFT)
Rashidat Moreira (Gerontology)
Nathan Walz (CFT)
Melissa Dau (CDFS)
Lindsey Boes (CFT)
Kalene Sharstrom (CFT)
Josh Boe (CFT)
Jared Kellerman (CFT)
Emily Corturillo (CFT)
Elizabeth Schwartz (CFT)
Dawn Baldwin (CFT)
Ashley Walsdorf (CFT)
Ana Huerta Lopez (CFT)
William Pearson (CFT)

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