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Jodi Dworkin

Dworkin

Associate Department Head, Professor, and Extension Specialist

299J McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Tel: 612-624-3732

Fax: 612-625-4227

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Areas of Interest

Technology and Family Development
Promoting Positive Family Development
Strengthening Families
Parenting Adolescents and College Students

Recent News

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Degrees

Ph.D., Human and Community Development, University of Illinois
M.S., Human and Community Development, University of Illinois
B.S., Psychology, Allegheny College

Research & Discovery

I am driven to discover the many ways that technologies impact family relationships.

My research and outreach focuses on risk-taking among adolescents and college students, promoting positive family development, parenting adolescents and college students, and the role of technology in these relationships. A critical piece of my work is developing research-based outreach services to promote positive family development. One of my current research projects is Parenting2.0 (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/fsos/parent20/), a collaborative project designed to gain a better understanding of the ways in which, and the reasons that parents use technology; and to better understand the outcomes from parents’ use of technology. 

What Students Can Expect from Me

Students can expect to be actively engaged in research, as a collaborator through all phases of the research process – literature review, IRB, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and conference presentations. Students interested in outreach and engagement have opportunities to do the work of translating research into practice both to develop resources for parents and research updates for professionals who work with youth and families.

Students meet with me weekly and have the opportunity to build relationships and collaborations with other graduate students. Students should expect to be independent, creative, and thinking critically about our work together. 

Honors & Awards

2013 Council of Graduate Students Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Minnesota

2008 National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Florence Hall Award, First Place, Central Region & State Winner, MN Affiliate

2007 National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Internet Education Technology Award, Second Place, National & First Place, Central Region

2006 National Family Life Extension Specialists Early Achievement Award

2006 Innovations in Student Development Award, Minnesota College Personnel Association

2006 College of Human Ecology Award for Innovation and Mission Advancement, University of Minnesota

2006 National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Educational Technology Award, 1st place winner and Minnesota Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Educational Technology Award, 1st place winner. Collaborative team member for: Take and Teach Lessons for a Parent or Parents and Teens Together Group including, Bullying, Peer Relationships and Decision Making about Risky Behavior

2005 New Career Excellence Award, College of Human Ecology

Publications

  1. Dworkin, J., Hessel, H., Gliske, K., & Rudi, J. (2016). A comparison of three online recruitment strategies for engaging parents. Family Relations, 65(4), 550-561. doi: 10.1111/fare.12206

  2. Dworkin, J., Brar, P., Rudi, J., & Hessel, H. (2016). MTurk 101: An introduction to Amazon Mechanical Turk for Extension professionals. Journal of Extension, 54(6). Available: https://joe.org/joe/2016december/tt5.php 

  3. Dworkin, J., McCann, E., & McGuire, J. (2016). Coparenting in the digital era: Exploring divorced parents’ use of technology. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research: Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage: The transformation of Family, 279-298.

  4. Hessel, H., & Dworkin, J., & He, Y. (2016). Paternal monitoring: The relationship between online and in-person solicitation and youth outcomes. Journal of Youth & Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0490-6 

  5. He, Y., & Dworkin, J. (2016). Cyber Dads: What are fathers doing online? Fathering, 13(3), 219-230.

  6. Jang, J., Dworkin, J., & Hessel, H. (27 January 2016). Where do American mothers seek parenting information online? For what? Parenting for a Digital Future. The London School of Economics and Political Science. Available:  http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/2016/01/27/where-do-us-mothers-go-on-the-internet-to-get-information/

  7. Dworkin, J., Walker, S., Rudi, J., & Doty, J. (2015). Parents’ use of new media for communication: A consideration of demographic differences. In C. J. Bruess (Ed.), Family communication in the age of digital and social media (pp. 408-425). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

  8. Myers-Walls, J., & Dworkin, J. (2015). Parenting education without borders: Web-based outreach. In J. J. Ponzetti (Ed.), Evidence-based parenting education: A global perspective (pp. 123-140). New York: Routledge.

  9. Jang, J., Dworkin, J., & Hessel, H. (2015). Mothers' use of information and communication technologies for information seeking. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, 18(4), 221-227. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2014.0533

  10. Rudi, J. H., Dworkin, J., Walker, S. K., & Doty, J. L. (2015). Parents' use of information and communications technologies for family communication: differences by age of children.  Information, Communication and Society, 8(1), 78-93. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2014.934390

  11. Rudi, J., Walkner, A., & Dworkin. J. (2015). Adolescent-parent communication in a digital world: Differences by family communication patterns. Youth & Society, 47(6), 811-828.

  12. Jang, J., & Dworkin, J. (2014). Does social network site use matter for mothers? Implications for bonding and bridging capital. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 489-495. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.02.049  

  13. Rudi, J., & Dworkin, J. (2014). Youth online media use: Associations with youth demographics, parental monitoring, and parent-child relationships. Journal of Youth Development, 9(1), 59-70. Available: https://nae4a.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/jyd/jyd_140901.pdf  

  14. Petree, C., & Dworkin, J. (2014). Parent internet use during a child’s emerging adulthood: Implications for Extension. Journal of Extension, 52(1). Available:  http://www.joe.org/joe/2014february/a8.php

  15. Doty, J., & Dworkin, J. (2014). Parents’ of adolescents use of social networking sites. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 349-355. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.012

  16. Dworkin, J., Connell, J., & Doty, J. (2013). A literature review of parents’ online behavior. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 7(2).

  17. Doty, J., & Dworkin, J. (2013). Parents’ of adolescents use of social networking sites. Computers in Human Behavior. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.012 

  18. Doty, J., Dworkin, J., & Connell, J. (2012). Examining digital differences: Parents’ online activities. Family Science Review, 17(2), 18-39.

  19. Dever, B. V., Schulenberg, J. E., Dworkin, J. B., O’Malley, P. M., Kloska, D. D., & Bachman, J. G. (2012). Predicting risk-taking with and without substance use: The effects of parental monitoring, school bonding, and sports participation. Prevention Science, 13(6), 605-615.

  20. Connell, J., & Dworkin, J. (2012). College students’ information and communications technology (ICT) use with parents. Journal of the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals, 2(2), 2-17.

Presentations

  1. Hessel, H., & Dworkin, J. (2016, April). Parental online and in-person monitoring: Relationships with child well-being. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

  2. Gliske, K., Dworkin, J., & Rudi, J. (2016, November). Associations between online and offline risk taking in emerging adulthood. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

  3. Hessel, H., Dworkin, J., & Holth, A. (2016, November). Exploring parental efficacy, support, and youth substance use. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

  4. Brar, P., & Dworkin. (2016, April). Impact of perceived parental warmth/trust, control and knowledge on sexual initiation of college students in India. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

  5. Jang, J., Dworkin, J., & Hessel, H. (2016, April). Youth internalizing/externalizing difficulties, parental online resource use, and parenting self-efficacy. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

  6. Hessel, H., & Dworkin, J. (2016, March). Fathers’ use of communication technology: Relationships with parental efficacy and adolescent outcomes. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

  7. McCann, E., Dworkin, J., & McGuire, J. (2015, November). Digital divorce: Co-parenting in the era of technology. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  8. Dworkin, J., Hessel, H., Brar, P., & Jang, J. (2015, October). Parental oversight and social connectedness: Factors associated with emerging adult substance use. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood biennial conference, Miami, FL.

  9. Hessel, H., He, Y., & Dworkin, J. (2015, November). Father-adolescent communication: Exploring online and in-person strategies. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  10. Hessel, H., & Dworkin, J. (2015, October). Exploring online and in-person communication strategies between fathers and children. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood biennial conference, Miami, FL.

  11. Brar, P., & Dworkin, J. (2015, October). The role of parenting on risk-taking among urban Indian college students. Poster presented at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood biennial conference, Miami, FL.

  12. Rudi, J., Gliske, K., Dworkin, J., & Brar, P. (2015, March). A comparison of three online recruitment strategies for engaging parents of teens and young adults in survey research. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. 

  13. Hessel, H., Jang, J., & Dworkin, J. (2014, November). Parents’ use of new media technologies for information seeking. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference, Baltimore, MD.

  14. Rudi, J., He, Y., Dworkin, J., & Doty, J. (2014, November). How useful is it? Differences in parents’ perceptions of parenting resources. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual conference, Baltimore, MD.