Katherine A. MacTavish, PhD

Associate Professor
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Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 454

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Profile Field Tabs

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Human Development and Family Sciences
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
Research/Career Interests: 

My research centers on examining how small towns and rural places function for the children and families who call them home. Since 1997, I have been examining contextual factors that shape developmental pathways for children and youth in the distinctly lower-income rural context of a trailer park.


Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

I am the mother of two beautiful daughters, one a kindergartner and the other a teen. They keep me busy, but I still try to sneak in a little running and time in the garden.

My Publications



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