HDFS Highlights
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, 2021 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.

Meghan Yerhot, DS Graduate Student Receives Awards
  • The 2020 Mark T. Suffolk - Outstanding Contributions in Developmental Science
  • The 2019 Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award presented by ceremony emcee, Matthew Skoy.
  • The 2019 Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Assistance to Faculty
Antonia Curtis, DS Graduate Student Receives Developmental Science Award
  • The 2020 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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