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Our experts include leaders in education psychology, financial management, personal relationships, customer service, fashion production and sales, classroom teaching, and many other fields of interest to families, parents and consumers.

Some of our experts

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Department of Educational Studies

James L. Moore, III
EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education
Director, Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
Expertise: School counseling, gifted education, urban education, multicultural counseling/education, higher education, STEM education

Darcy Granello
Professor, Counselor Education
Expertise: Suicide prevention/assessment/treatment, mental illness stigma reduction, cognitive development of counselors

Roger Goddard
Novice G. Fawcett Chair of Educational Administration
Expertise: School leadership and organization, creation of shared beliefs and processes to enable district administrators and teachers improve teaching and learning

Laura Justice
EHE Distinguished Professor of Educational Studies
Director, Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy
Expertise: Language and literacy acquisition for developmentally vulnerable children, learning effects of teacher- or parent-implemented interventions

Eric Anderman
Professor, Educational Psychology
Expertise: Academic motivation, cheating, adolescent development, risky behavior prevention in adolescents, social science research methods

Kui Xie
Cyphert Distinguished Professor of Learning Technologies
Director, The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning
Expertise: Digital learning design and implementation, teacher technology professional development, computer-supported collaborative learning, motivation and engagement in digital learning, learning analytics and modeling

Department of Human Sciences

Martha Belury
Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Human Nutrition
Expertise: Dietary fats and oils influence on obesity risk, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mood disorders

Jeff Volek
Professor, Kinesiology
Expertise: Human adaptation to carbohydrate-restricted diets and the clinical and performance applications

Natasha Slesnick
Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Founder, Star House Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth
Expertise: Homeless youth and families interventions

Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan
Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Expertise: Co-parenting skills, roles of fathers in families

Claire Kamp Dush
Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Expertise: Understanding the quality and long-term stability of romantic relationships, examining how romantic relationship experiences and transitions shape adult and child development

Catherine Montalto
Professor, Consumer and Family Financial Services
Expertise: Economic well-being of American households, allocation of household resources and division of labor

Robert Scharff
Associate Professor, Consumer Sciences
Expertise: Food safety, cost of food-borne illness

Department of Teaching and Learning

Shayne Piasta
Associate Professor, Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood Education
Expertise: Early literacy development

Emily Rodgers
Associate Professor, Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood Education
Expertise: Effective literacy tutoring

Christian Faltis
Chair and Professor, Teaching and Learning
Expertise: Bilingualism and teaching English learners, best practices in preparing teachers to teach

Mollie Blackburn
Professor, Adolescent, Post-Secondary, and Community Literacies
Expertise: Literacy, language and social change for LGBTQ youth

Arnulfo Perez
Assistant Professor, STEM Education
Expertise: Curriculum and classroom practice reform in STEM education, effects of equity and access in education on student performance

Tim San Pedro
Assistant Professor, Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education
Expertise: Social justice, Native American urban education, motivation, engagement and identity in education

Laurie Katz
Professor, Language, Education and Society
Expertise: Early childhood education and teaching, diversity and inclusion in education