Profiles in "Parenting" Expertise Area

  • I am interested in how people accomplish changes in their immediate social contexts. I also originated the Community Action Research Experiences (CARE) program.
  • Spinrad's research focuses on the socio-emotional development of young children, particularly the relations of children’s self-regulation abilities to children’s social adjustment.
  • Her research interests include topics related to improving individual's lives and their close relationships. She teaches undergraduate as well as graduate-level Family and Human Development courses.
  • DePinto's primary professional experience has been in school social work and he has more than 30 years of experience working with chemically-dependent adolescents.
  • Waldron's primary focus areas are related to family dynamics, child development, and aging. She is also the internship liaison for The Washington Center. She regularly presents to community groups.
  • Nakagawa's research explores inequity in education, including work on parent involvement and racial literacy. She is also examining how storytelling may be used in understanding attitudes toward health and race.
  • Rankin's scholarship focuses on preventive interventions for children and families, particularly in vulnerable populations.
  • Faculty University Supervisor for Student Teaching Early Childhood Program Lead