Endowed Director

Richard Settersten
Professor
Human Development and Familiy Sciences

 

First endowed director named for Hallie Ford Center

Megan McClelland, PhD

Early Childhood

Megan McClelland, Core Director
Human Development and Family Sciences

This core focuses on optimizing children's development and well-being in families, early care and educational settings, and communities.

Peggy Dolcini, PhD

Youth and Young Adults

Peggy Dolcini, Core Director
Public Health

Researchers in this core study the behaviors and environments that threaten or enhance the health and well-being of youth.

Sally Bowman

Parenting and Family Life

Sally Bowman, Core Director

Extension Family and Community Health
Human Development and Family Sciences

Researchers and faculty in this core examine healthy parenting and family life as a strong foundation for child and youth development, and healthy communities as a strong foundation for families.

Kathy Gunter, PhD

Healthy Eating and Active Living

Kathy Gunter, Core Director

Extension Family and Community Health
Kinesiology

This core focuses on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of obesity in children and families through nutrition and physical activity.