Dear HDFS Community,
Welcome to the Department of Human Development & Family Studies and our new monthly newsletter! Through the newsletter we will keep you informed about all the impactful, exemplary activities the department is engaged in, and how you can participate should you be interested.
As an interdisciplinary field, HDFS is ideally suited to address the grand challenges of our time. We have nationally and internationally renowned faculty engaged in research on at- risk children, poverty, domestic violence, globalization, fatherhood, food insecurity, stigma, the socio-emotional development of children, and many other related topics. HDFS is educating today's global citizens who are committed to improving the human condition. We accomplish this by engaging our undergraduate and graduate students in research, as well as hands on internship experiences and service learning opportunities.
Applied curricular experiences in combination with the faculty’s world-class scholarship make HDFS the model of a future oriented interdisciplinary, field. We conduct translational research that makes a difference in people’s lives, we are out in our local and global communities affecting change, and we educate socially responsible citizens. Please join me in celebrating the immense achievements of each and every individual – student, staff, and faculty in our wonderful department!
Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask, HDFS Department Chair