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Human Development and Family Sciences Assistant Professor John Geldhof came to the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in 2013 after serving as a research assistant professor at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. He earned a master’s degree and PhD from the University of Kansas and completed post-doctoral training at Tufts University.
John's current research focus is the development of self-regulation across the life span. He is especially interested in the relationship between intentional self-regulation and positive development. His long-term research goal is to couple a nuanced understanding of self-regulation with applied interventions. He is also interested in quantitative methodology, both as a research domain and as a tool for optimizing empirical research on self-regulation.
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Assistant Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist Siew Sun Wong came to Oregon State in 2011 after previously working as a visiting scholar at the USDA NIFA Division of Family Consumer Science in Washington, D.C. and ARS National Nutrient Data Lab and Food Survey Research Group in Beltsville, Md. She’s also served as an assistant professor, Extension Nutrition Specialist and Utah State Director for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at Utah State University.
Siew Sun currently is a researcher in the CPHHS’ Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families as well as the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health. She earned a master’s degree and PhD from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
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Deborah John works as an assistant professor of Public Health and Exercise and Sport Science in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. She also serves as an Extension Family and Community Health faculty member within the CPHHS’ Extension and Public Health Practice, and is a researcher within the Hallie Ford Center as well as the Center for Healthy Aging Research.
She began her career as a graduate assistant and later an instructor in the former Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State, and has worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She earned a master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida and a PhD in Exercise Science/Psychology from Oregon State.
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Megan MacDonald is an assistant professor of movement studies in disability in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Before coming to Oregon State, she served as a graduate student research assistant in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and was a lecturer and director of S.M.I.L.E. (Sensory, Motor, Instructional, Leadership, Experiences) in the School of Recreation Management & Kinesiology at Acadia University in Canada. She also has held positions such as the Youth & Sport Development Officer of the Lesotho National Olympic Committee & Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and the Provincial Athlete Empowerment Coordinator of Special Olympics in Ontario.
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Kathy Gunter is an associate professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Extension specialist with Extension Family & Community Health at Oregon State University. She was recently named the Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention in Children and Families core director in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Previously she worked as a faculty research associate and instructor in the former Department of Exercise and Sport Science in the CPHHS, and as an instructor in Public Health. She is a proud Oregon State alum, who received her Ph.D. in Human Performance with a Public Health minor.
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