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
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At OSU
Affiliation(s): 
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

2008

Journal Article

2007

Journal Article

2006

Book Chapter

S. Salamon and MacTavish, K., Quasi-homelessness among rural trailer park families, in International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London, U.K.: Routledge Press, 2006, pp. 45-87.

Journal Article

K. MacTavish and Salamon, S., Pathways of youth development in a rural trailer park, Family Relations, vol. 55, pp. 164-175, 2006.
K. MacTavish, Eley, M., and Salamon, S., Housing vulnerability among rural trailer park residents, Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, vol. 13, no. 1, 2006.