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Developmental Science Program Faculty

Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia

Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame)
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 701- 231-7099

Core Area: Adolescent Development
Research Interests: Family and peer influences on adolescents disordered eating attitudes and behaviors
Developmental Science Program
Healthy Eating and Body Image Lab

Sean Brotherson
Sean Brotherson (Ph.D., Oregon State University)
Extension Family Science Specialist, Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-6143

Core Area: Family Science
Research Interests: Parenting and fatherhood; Health marriages; Family stress; Rural families; Grief and bereavement; Family life education; Family policy
Developmental Science Program
Jim Deal

James E. Deal (Ph.D., University of Georgia)
Office Phone: 701-231-7568

Core Area: Child Development
Research Interests: Personality development in children; Relationship between individual development and family relationships
Developmental Science Program

Heather Fuller
Heather Fuller (Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-5621

Core Area: Adult Development and Aging
Research Interests: Social relationships across the lifespan (e.g. intergenerational relationships); Psychological well-being in old age; Culture and Aging; Migration, transnationalism and acculturation; Biculturalism
Developmental Science Program
Linked Lives Research Lab
Joel Hektner, Head
Joel Hektner (Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Office Phone: 701-231-8269

Core Area: Child, Adolescent Development
Research Interests: Aggressive children; Research methods; Prevention programs for high-risk aggressive children; Peer affiliation patterns and peer influences on children's behaviors; Family and school conditions that facilitate optimal experiences (flow) and optimal development; The Experience Sampling Method
Developmental Science Program
Melissa O'Connor

Melissa Lunsman O'Connor (Ph.D., University of South Florida)
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-8268

Core Area: Adult Development and Aging
Research Interests: Examining age-related differences and changes in cognitive and functional abilities, such as driving, among healthy adults and clinical populations; quantitative methods and psychometrics; interventions for improving cognition, health, and everyday functioning; and attitudes toward dementia.
Developmental Science Program
Healthy Aging Lab

Video - Get to Know Dr. O'Connor

Brandy A. Randall

Brandy A. Randall (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-8742

Core Area: Child, Adolescent Development
Research Interests: Relational and contextual influences on adolescents 'and young adults' positive and problem behaviors
Developmental Science Program
Positive Human Development Lab

Greg Sanders

Greg Sanders (Ph.D., University of Georgia)
Office Phone: 701-231-8272

Core Area: Adult Development and Aging
Research Interests: Later life families, caregiving, mental health and aging.

Rebecca Woods

Rebecca Woods (Ph.D., Texas A&M University)
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-9791

Core Area: Infant & toddler development
Research Interests: Perception and cognition in infancy; object processing; multimodal processing, adults' influence on infant learning
Developmental Science Program
Infant Cognitive Development Lab

Video - Get to Know Dr. Woods

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