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Area of Expertise: Family Studies

Baker, Jason K.

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies

Co-Director, Center for Autism

Areas of Knowledge
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Parenting
  • Co-parenting
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Psychophysiology

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Bedell, John W.

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Family studies and family issues
  • Sociology of city life
  • Social psychology
  • Gender issues

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Bock, John A.

Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Human evolution
  • Southern Africa
  • Botswana
  • Child development
  • Health anthropology
  • Indigenous people and conservations
  • HIV/AIDs epidemic
  • Child and family demography
  • Quantitative methods in anthropology
  • Biocultural anthropology
  • Hunter-gatherers
  • Cross-cultural research
  • Okavango Delta

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Boutakidis, Ioakim P.

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Ethnic Minority Adolescent Development
  • Mixed Methods- Quantitative + Quantitative Analysis
  • Acculturation, Immigration processes
  • Reducing ethnic minority disparities in college performance and graduation

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Cervantes, Joseph M.

Professor of Counseling

Areas of Knowledge
  • Child/Family psychology
  • Psychiatric diagnosis
  • Ethics in mental health
  • Religion/Spirituality in counseling
  • Short-term psychotherapy

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Gradilla, Alexandro J.

Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Non-western thought
  • Bioethics
  • Cultural competency
  • Male circumcision (medical)
  • Mexican immigration
  • Latino identity in the US
  • White privilege
  • First generation college students
  • Mentorship
  • Men's Studies
  • Maleness and masculinity
  • Marxist/Anarchist theory

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Hogan, Mikel

Professor of Human Services

Areas of Knowledge
  • Health, medicine and culture
  • Organization culture change
  • Cultural competence (training and assesment)
  • Education and culture
  • Family and culture

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Israely, Hilla

Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Sexual abuse in American society
  • Theories of social behavior
  • Statistical analysis of sociological data
  • Family violence
  • Rape
  • Victimization of women in intimate relationships

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Kanel, Kristi L.

Professor of Human Services

Areas of Knowledge
  • Crisis intervention
  • Mental health needs and treatment models for Latinos
  • Secondary PTSD in crisis workers
  • Child abuse
  • Pedagogical models for training counselors
  • Sexual assault/harassment
  • Spousal abuse

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Lystra, Karen A.

Professor of American Studies, Emeritus

Areas of Knowledge
  • Courtship, marriage, love and sexuality in the 19th century
  • Mark Twain and family

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Parry, Tyler D.

Associate Professor of African American Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Slavery in History and Memory
  • African Diaspora
  • Comparative Slavery
  • Atlantic History
  • Colonialism
  • American Slavery
  • History of Marriage
  • Animal Studies
  • "N-Word" Studies

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