HDFS 2018 Tenured Faculty & Award Recipients

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) recently acknowledged four HDFS faculty who received tenure this year: Dr. Alaina Brenick, Dr. Linda Halgunseth (both also promoted to Associate Professor), Dr. Marlene Schwartz, and Dr. Rebecca Puhl. CLAS also acknowledge Dr. Laura Donorfio, recipient of the 2018 CLAS Excellence in Teaching Award in Behavioral and Life Sciences.

HDFS Faculty awards:
Faculty Service Award- Alaina Brenick
Faculty Research Award- Lisa Eaton

HDFS Student awards:
Best Conference Presentation- Sumbleen Ali
Best Published Research Paper Award- Emily Simpson
Outstanding Instructor Award- Alex Reid

Congratulations to all of these faculty and students for these accomplishments!


A Message from the Department Head (2018-2019)

Eva S. Lefkowitz

Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences!

Our faculty and students engage in the teaching and study of the development and wellbeing of individuals and families across the lifespan. This focus includes understanding wellbeing of individuals and families; interactions and processes within families; and individuals and families in societal and cultural context. (read more)

This video chronicles what students and Osher Lifelong Learning members learned from each other in Dr. Laura Donorfio’s Adulthood & Aging service learning class. The biggest learning, “Age is not a number, but an attitude!”