HDFS Highlights
Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates
  •  Emma Johnson, Masters in Developmental Science
    • Continue education in Developmental Science Ph.D. program
    • Research interests: Body image and eating disorders within family systems. Specifically, sibling influences on the development of body dissatisfaction, and trends of the 'ideal' female body.
  • Masahiro Toyama, Developmental Science Ph.D.
    • Employment:Visiting assistant professor at Graceland University
    • Research Interests: Adult development, aging, well-being, and psychosocial and cultural factors affecting aging and well-being.
      DS faculty advisor:Dr. Heather Fuller
  • Maegan Jones, Developmental Science Ph.D.
    • Employment: Visiting assistant professor at St. Cloud University
    • Research Interests: Eating disorders and body image, more broadly speaking. Specifically, I looked at what could be done in childhood to prevent the development of eating disorders in the future.

      DS faculty advisor:Dr. Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia

HDFS Awarded a new position for a Challey Scholar in Child and Family Policy

NDSU’s Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth has awarded the HDFS Department with a new faculty position. The person in this position, which will start in August, will teach and do research related to enhancing economic opportunity and promoting human flourishing through institutions and policies focused on families and children. The search to fill this position is now underway.

Megan Yerhot, DS Graduate Student was the recipient of this year
  • The 2019 Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award presented by ceremony emcee, Matthew Skoy.
  • Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Assistance to Faculty
Dena Wyum Recipient Odney Excellence in Teaching Award

Dena Wyum has been named this year’s recipient of the Odney Excellence in Teaching Award. This is a university-level award stemming from student nominations; no one from HDFS has won it since 1990.  

Congratulations, Dena! We are proud to have you in our department. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching.  

Dena received her award at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 9, 2019.

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