College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

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College of Education + Human Development Alumni Society

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Support Family Social Science

You also have the option of making a gift directly to the Department. Your support helps us attract and retain top graduate students, as well as aids our faculty in their research. Visit our Giving page to learn more, or contact Susan Oswald Holter, Chief Development Officer, at, 612-624-1757, for more information. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Family Social Science Faces

Alumni of our program can be found around the world in a variety of leadership roles. We've shared some of their stories below.

Ashley Landers

Ashley Landers, Ph.D., 2016

Reunification: Reconnecting children with their families.

Kimberly Diggles

Kimberly Diggles, Ph.D., 2013

Understanding Race: From Jerry Springer to studying how parents teach kids about identity.

William Allen

William Allen, Ph.D., 1997

Hooked on Families: Cultural diversity and the role of fathers in family life.

Pang Foua Yang Rhodes

Pang Foua Yang Rhodes, Ph.D., 2008

Learning the Language of Love: Helping young couples build strong marriages.

Degi Tserendamba

Degi Tserendamba, B.S., 2012

Bridging Generations: Studying families in her home country of Mongolia.

Pamela Steinle

Pamela Steinle, M.Ed., 2004

The Law of Good Listening: A legal career helping people.

Yoav Lavee

Yoav Lavee, Ph.D., 1985

Understanding Family Stress: Helping families cope.

Carynn Roehrick

Carynn Roehrick, B.S., 2003

Creating a Sense of Home: Leading the volunteers who serve families at University hospitals.