HDFS News & Impact
HDFS PhD Candidate Discusses Post-Divorce Coparenting
Posted: Dec. 1, 2016
Luke T. Russell, doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Science, discusses research on barriers to post-divorce coparenting with Kristi Carson on Emmis Radio's "Today's Issues." The original study, published in Family Relations, was conducted in collaboration with Drs. Jonathon J. Beckmeyer, Marilyn Coleman, " Lawrence Ganong.
HDFS Ranks High in Value
Posted: Nov. 1, 2016
Great Value Colleges ranked the top 50 colleges for family and consumer sciences in 2016-2017 according to value and HDFS came in at #6! The ranking was created based on master’s and doctoral degree opportunities, research opportunities, and internship and scholarship opportunities, to name a few. Data was collected from the NCES College Navigator database, Payscale.com and school websites.
Dr. Carlo in the News
Posted: Oct. 31, 2016
Dr. Gustavo Carlo, Millsap Professor of Diversity at HDFS and Director of the Center for Family Policy and Research, was recently featured in a study about 2016's States with the Most Integrated Hispanics published by WalletHub.
HDFS Senior Featured on Mizzou News
Posted: Oct. 10, 2016
Congratulations to HFDS senior, Kendall Malkin, for her feature on Mizzou News: "Willing and Able." In the article, Kendall discusses her passion for child development, her challenges and experiences with hearing loss, and her involvement on campus as a leader. Kendall will graduate in spring 2017 and plans to become a child life specialist. Photo credit: Shane Epping
Spotlight on Graduate Students: Andrea Roach
Posted: Aug. 31, 2016
Meet one of our graduate students in HDFS at Mizzou! Andrea is a fifth year doctoral student and will join the faculty at California State University, Fresno as an assistant professor this August. We interviewed Andrea about her research and teaching experiences at Mizzou, as well as her overall life in Columbia. Read more
Dr. Ganong in the News
Posted: Aug. 29, 2016
Dr. Larry Ganong’s interview with KOMU: "New Missouri parenting law may cause more conflict than it resolves," was featured on Aug. 25th's morning clips packet distributed to MU administrators. It also was featured on WGEM out of Quincy, IL.
HDFS Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Anderson Graduate Research Award
Posted: May 9, 2016
Doctoral candidate Cara Streit received the prestigious Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Award at the Graduate Awards Banquet. This award, "rewards current research assistants demonstrating excellence and lasting impact through contributions to research, future promise as a researcher, originality, imagination, satisfactory progress toward a degree and research mentoring to peers." There is only one award given at Mizzou annually, and Cara won! Her advisor and mentor is Millsap Professor of Diversity in HDFS, Dr. Gus Carlo. Cara is the third HDFS graduate student to win this award in the 21st Century – hooray for us and congratulations to Cara Streit!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2016
HDFS was represented well in the annual Human Environmental Sciences Awards. One of the two Distinguished Research Awards went to Lawrence Ganong. The Distinguished Staff Award was presented to the CDL’s Dee Ann Sneed, and the first-ever Graduate Research Award was given to doctoral candidate Cara Streit. Congratulations!
PURE Awards for 2016-2017
Posted: Apr. 18, 2016
A record number of PURE awards (Program for Undergraduate Research Experience) were given to HDFS undergraduate students and their faculty mentors.
- Alexis Combs received a PURE award from the College of HES for her project titled "Life, Death, and Legacy Study on End of Life Planning." Her mentor will be Dr. Jacquelyn Benson.
- Alyssa Jones was awarded a PURE award for her project titled “Daily Diary Study on Unmarried Couples in Later Life.” Her mentor will be Dr. Jacquelyn J. Benson.
- Katherine Crowley will receive a PURE Award for a project on “Former Stepparents.” She will be working with Dr. Lawrence Ganong.
- Kathleen Holloway’s PURE project on “The Impact of Color: Phenotype, Interpersonal Relationships, and Health,” will be conducted under the guidance of Dr. Antoinette Landor.
- Kierstin Godier will receive a PURE for a project on “Mothers' Management of Peer Relationships and Children's Peer Competence.” Dr. Sarah Killoren will be her mentor.
Faculty Share Personal Experiences and Research about Stepfamilies
Posted: Apr. 6, 2016
Dr. Larry Ganong, professor and co-chairman, and Dr. Marilyn Coleman, curators' distinguished professor emerita, shared their personal family experiences and research (and an extraordinary historical photo!) about stepfamilies in an article for the Columbia Daily Tribune.