Judith Smetana

Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

Smetana is an expert on adolescent-parent relationships, moral reasoning, and development in cultural contexts.

Teens and Self-Esteem Cultural Contexts Children's Moral and Social Reasoning Adolescent-Parent Relationships Parenting Beliefs

Caitlin Cavanagh

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice · Michigan State University

Expert in adolescent development in the juvenile justice system.

Parent-Child Relationships Juvenile Delinquency and Crime Criminal Justice Adolescent Development

Debra Steckler

Chair and Associate Professor · University of Mary Washington

Debra Steckler is an associate Professor of Psychological Science at University of Mary Washington.

Psychology Adolescent Development Criminal Behavior Media Violence Higher Education

B.K. Elizabeth Kim

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Bo Kyung (Elizabeth) Kim's examines community and school-based prevention strategies as alternatives to youth incarceration.

Translation Research Delinquency/Violence Social Policy Schools Children & Families

Chris Melde

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Chris Melde is an expert in youth violence, gangs, school violence, and youth violence prevention and intervention strategies

School Violence Program Evaluation Adolescent Development Youth Violence Gangs

Juan Araque

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Araque is an expert in leadership, education, community development, diversity, violence prevention and positive youth development.

Leadership, management and social policy in the public and not-for-profit sectors Amber Alert Adolescent Development Violence Prevention Youth Development

Christy Buchanan

Professor of Psychology; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising · Wake Forest University

Buchanan studies how parents’ expectations affect teen behavior.

Children and Divorce Teens Adolescence Relationships Between Teens and Parents Parent-Child Relationships

Elizabeth Stoddard

Associate Professor & Director, Higher Education · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Higher Education Mission Based Learning Outcomes Assessment Adolescent Development

William Perez

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Immigration Status & Nationality Race and Ethnicity Diversity Social Identity Motivation

Negin Ghavami

Assistant Professor of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Gender Intersectionality School based research Race/ethnicity Psychology of Gender & Diversity

Karen Melton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies · Baylor University

Her research focuses on positive family leisure experiences that enhance child development and family relations.

Program Effectiveness Intentional Family Family Finances Decison-making Family Time

Ann Douglas

Author, Magazine Writer, On-Air Parenting Columnist, Speaker · Independent

A bestselling author and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio, Ann has been called "Canada's most trusted parenting writer."

Parenting Pregnancy Children Babies Mental Health

Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Schiffrin is an internationally known expert on intensive and helicopter parenting.

Statistics and Methods Infant and Child Development Developmental Disabilities Parenting Coaching Positive Psychology

Julie Cederbaum

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cederbaum focuses on primary and secondary HIV prevention both within and outside the United States.

Communication Motherhood Social Work Education Social Work HIV and AIDS

Dorian Traube

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Traube focuses on the behavioral health of high-risk adolescents

Parent Education Telehealth Children’s Mental Health Infant Mental Health Home Visitation

David Dodell-Feder

Assistant Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

David Dodell-Feder's research looks at the processes that contribute to healthy and disordered social functioning, and their improvement.

Empathy Behavioral Methods Psychotic Spectrum Disorders Neuroimaging Relationship Psychology

Michael Y. Simon

Psychotherapist, Author and Parent Educator · Practical Help for Parents

Psychotherapist, Author, Educator and Public Speaker

Teens and Digital Media Alcohol Drugs and Parties: New Ways for Understanding

Ferol Mennen

Associate Professor of Social Work Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ferol Mennen focuses on child abuse, neglect, and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as children's mental health services

Mental Health Child Abuse and Neglect Social Work Social Work Education Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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