HDFS faculty are national leaders and have served in major leadership roles. Many have:

    • been honored with the status of “Fellow” in their professional organizations
    • hold leadership positions in regional professional associations
    • have credentials from some of the most prestigious institutions in the country
    • and have been recognized as outstanding teachers.

    They conduct innovative research focused on social issues of significance across the lifespan and many research projects are collaborative with faculty from other departments at OSU and other universities.

    (To e-mail faculty please go to their college profile pages, linked from their names.)

    Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Contact info Research Interest

    Aldwin, Carolyn
    Professor
    Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director, Center for Healthy Aging Research

    Waldo 424
    541-737-2024

    The effects of psychosocial factors on health, especially in older adults. Other areas include how people cope with stress, the long-term effects of trauma, the interface between physical & Mental health, & the factors that promote optimal aging.

    Davis, Kelly
    Assistant Professor
    418 Waldo Hall
    541-737-7243
    The interconnection between work experiences and family relationships and well-being; work stress, recovery, and health; stress transmission among family members; parenting; and military family resilience.
    Geldhof, John
    Assistant Professor
    470 Waldo Hall
    541-737-1149
    Development of self-regulation across the life span, positive youth development, parenting education, cross-cultural comparisons, quantitative methodology
    Hatfield, Bridget
    Assistant Professor
    420 Waldo Hall
    541-737-6438
    Physiological and biological indicators of stress and emotion regulation in early childhood; influences of classroom quality, and the teacher-child relationship.

    Hooker, Karen
    Professor,
    Head of School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

    406 Waldo Hall
    541-737-4336

    Self processes over the adult lifespan, personality and health, family care giving in later life, goals, affect, and cognitive representations of self, developmental methodology.

    Keys, Susan
    Associate Professor

    Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 244
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97702
    541-322-2046

    Topics relevant to mental health promotion, public health, youth violence and suicide prevention. Most recently through her work with Inspire, Dr. Keys has advanced her skills in the use of technology and social media for the delivery of health related social marketing messages.
    Kothari, Brianne
    Assistant Professor
    Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 114
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97701
    541-322-3186
    Understanding the experiences and trajectories of at-risk populations as well as on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate, family systems focused interventions.

    Lipscomb, Shannon
    Associate Professor

    Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 113
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97702
    541-322-3137

    Obesity prevention in children, enhancing parenting, and social competence in toddlers.

    MacTavish, Katherine (Kate)
    Associate Professor

    Waldo 454
    541-737-9130

    Rural families and communities, community effects, family management strategies & child/youth development in risky rural contexts, rural housing, rural schools, poverty & community development.

    McClelland, Megan
    Professor,
    Katherine E. Smith Endowed Professor for Healthy Children and Families

    Hallie Ford Center 245
    541-737-9225

    Early social & cognitive development. Current research focuses on the developmental pathways through self-regulation & social competence.

    Mendez-Luck, Carolyn
    Assistant Professor
    463 Waldo Hall
    541-737-4503
    Community-based participatory research methods, family caregiving of Latino elders and aging-related health disparities in this population.

    Richards, Leslie
    Assistant Professor

    443 Waldo Hall
    541-737-1071

    Rural poverty, community food security, & program evaluation.

    Rothwell, David
    Assistant Professor
    462 Waldo Hall
    541-737-1081
    Poverty measurement; child poverty, rural poverty; family stress, family relations, family policy; cross-national research.

    Settersten, Jr., Richard (Rick)
    Professor,
    Endowed Director, Hallie E Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

    Hallie Ford Center 125
    541-737-8902

    The life course; social policy; transition to adulthood; age & aging; fatherhood; civic engagement.

    Stawski, Robert
    Associate Professor
    453 Waldo Hall
    541-737-9052
    Links between stressful experiences, health, well-being and cognition with three main foci: understanding the psychological and biological pathways linking stressful experiences, health, well-being and cognition; how stressful experiences influence health, well-being, and cognition in the contexts of individual development (aging), family relationships, and the work/family interface.
    Instructors  
    Graves, Julie
    Instructor
    474 Waldo Hall
    541-737-2451

    Greaves, Kathy
    Senior Instructor

    441 Waldo Hall
    541-737-8644

    Mannering, Anne
    Senior Instructor

    458 Waldo Hall
    541-737-1078

    McGraw, Lori
    Senior Instructor

    414 Waldo Hall
    541-737-4996

    Olvera, Monica
    Instructor
    319 Waldo Hall
    541-737-2148
    Research and Professional Faculty    
    Grobe, Deana
    Research Associate
    416 Waldo Hall
    541-737-5373
    Family Policy Program
    Weber, Bobbie
    Research Associate
    231 Hallie Ford Center
    541-737-9243
    Family Policy Program
    Extension Faculty   Research Interests
    Mary Arnold
    Professor
    4-H Youth Development Specialist
    OSU Extension
    105 Ballard Hall
    Positive youth development in applied settings with a focus on youth programs as developmental contexts that support thriving.
    Sally Bowman
    Professor
    Family Development Specialist
    OSU Extension
    125 Ballard Hall
    Geriatric mental health, depression, dementia, intergenerational relations and aging, welfare reform,welfare-to-work, family/school/community partnerships.
    Marc Braverman
    Associate Dean; Extension Outreach & Family & Community Development Program Leader
    OSU Extension
    105 Ballard Hall
     
    Debra Driscoll
    Professor
    Polk & Yamhill County Extension
    Dallas OR
    New teaching methodologies and effectiveness of Extension programming in health, nutrition, parenting and financial management for Latino families in the mid-Willamette valley
    Nina Roll
    Instructor;
    Director of Family Care Connection
    Lincoln County Extension
    Newport OR
     
    Shauna Tominey
    Assistant Professor of Practice & Parenting Education Specialist
    Hallie E. Ford Center 253
    2631 SW Campus Way
    Corvallis, OR 97331
    Supporting positive social and emotional outcomes for children and families.
    Cascades Campus Faculty   Research Interests
    View the full HDFS directory at the Oregon State Cascades campus site.
    Brey, Candace
    Instructor; Early Childhood Development & Education Coordinator
    OSU-Cascades Campus
    541-322-3134
    Early childhood education, & courage to teach & courage to lead concepts (Parker Palmer).
    Keys, Susan
    Associate Professor and Senior Researcher
    OSU-Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 244
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97702
    541-322-2046
    Topics relevant to mental health promotion, public health, youth violence and suicide prevention. Most recently through her work with Inspire, Dr. Keys has advanced her skills in the use of technology and social media for the delivery of health related social marketing messages.
    Kothari, Brianne
    Assistant Professor
    OSU-Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 114
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97701
    541-322-3186
    Understanding the experiences and trajectories of at-risk populations as well as on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate, family systems focused interventions.
    Lipscomb, Shannon
    Assistant Professor
    OSU-Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 113
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97702
    541-322-3137
    Children’s self-regulation skills that facilitate later school success, and on vulnerable populations of children, including those involved in the Child Welfare system.
    Lynn, Dennis
    Assistant Professor; Program Lead
    OSU-Cascades Campus
    Tykeson Hall 210H
    1500 SW Chandler Avenue
    Bend, Oregon 97702
    541-322-3144
     
    Mason, Meredith
    Practicum Coordinator
    OSU-Cascades Campus
    Graduate & Research Center 118
    650 SW Columbia Street
    Bend, OR 97701
    541-322-3127
     
    Emeritus Faculty Research Interests
    Acock, Alan
    Emeritus Professor
    Intergenerational relations, family structure, fathering, at risk families, & quantitative methods.
    Clara C. Pratt
    Emeritus Professor
    Families and aging, ethics and decision making in family caregiving, caregivers\' bereavement, program development and evaluation.
    Adjunct Faculty   Research Interest
    The Human Development & Family Sciences department consists of many non-regular faculty who assist our program in many ways. Current adjunct faculty members:
    Edwards, John
    Associate Professor
    School of Psychological Science
    Oregon State University
    The motivational and personality factors that influence how people make judgments about other people.
    Flay, Brian
    Professor
    Public Health
    Oregon State University
    Health promotion and disease prevention research; prevention research methods and theory; prevention research training.
    Gallagher, Sally
    Professor
    School of Public Policy
    Oregon State University
    Work and family, gender, sociology of religion, international development.
    Gunter, Kathy
    Assistant Professor
    Extension Family & Community Health;
    Exercise & Sport Science
    Examining the effects of a physically active lifestyle on the prevention & management of chronic disease.
    Lee, Janet
    Professor
    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
    Oregon State University
    Women’s history and biography, feminist research methodologies.
    Sherman, Aurora
    Assistant Professor
    School of Psychological Science
    Oregon State University
    Quality of life and psychosocial consequences of osteoarthritis and other chronic illnesses for older adults,  social relations, and adaptation to chronic illness in adulthood, gender and race/ethnicity patterns in social relations. 
    Warner, Rebecca
    Professor
    School of Public Policy
    Oregon State University
    Gender and families, particularly related to public policy issues.