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HDFS 2019-2020 Award Recipients

Ryan Watson received the Society for Research on Adolescence Early Career Research Award and the UConn AAUP Research Excellence (Early Career) Award. Meg Galante DeAngelis received the UConn AAUP Teaching Excellence Award. Laura Donorfio received the UConn Alumni Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Annamaria Csizmadia received the CLAS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Preston Britner received the Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award.

Among graduate students, Samantha Lawrence received the CETL Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and the Office of Undergraduate Research, Graduate Student Mentorship Excellence Award. And Yuan Zhang received the President’s Commitment to Community Initiative award.

HDFS Faculty Awards:

Faculty Research: Rebecca Puhl
Faculty Service: Marlene Schwartz

HDFS Graduate Student Awards:

Best Published Paper Award: Ellen Pudney
Best Conference Presentation Award: Hilal Kuscul
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: Rachael Farina
Outstanding Instructor Award: Sumbleen Ali

HDFS Undergraduate Student Awards:

Outstanding Senior in HDFS: Annika Anderson
Outstanding Undergraduate Involvement in HDFS Research: Phillipia Pottinger
Outstanding Service to the Field of HDFS: Taylor Wheeler

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


Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Master of Arts and PhD, HDFS Undergraduates, Early Childhood Development


Coll- FlyerLuckey Family Studies Lecture- Weds, February 3rd

"Racism and inequality: Mechanisms behind the impact of Covid-19 on BIPOC families and children"

Presented by Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD

Upcoming Events

  1. Dissertation Defense- Sumbleen Ali, MS, Doctoral Candidate Dissertation Defense- Sumbleen Ali, MS, Doctoral Candidate10:00am 3/11
  2. Graduate Curriculum Meeting Graduate Curriculum Meeting2:00pm 3/17
  3. HDFS Faculty Meeting HDFS Faculty Meeting3:30pm 3/24
  4. Graduate Curriculum Meeting Graduate Curriculum Meeting2:00pm 3/31
  5. HDFS Faculty Meeting HDFS Faculty Meeting3:30pm 4/21
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