Careers for HDFS Graduates

Our Ph.D. graduates are employed in a variety of academic and professional settings. They are deans, tenure-track professors at major universities and colleges, post-doctoral trainees, researchers, teachers, outreach educators, directors of programs for families, policy advisors, and statistical consultants. And those are only a few of the many career possibilities available with training in Human Development and Family Science. Periodically we collect data from our graduate alumni to see what they are doing.  Here is where some of them were the last time we asked.

Professional paths of our UA/FSHD Ph.D. Alumni have included:


Arizona State University Russ Toomey
Penn State University Gabe Schlomer

Faculty Positions:

Arizona State University, School of Social Work Lela Rankin
California State University- Fullerton, Department of Human Services Melanie Horn Mallers
California State University- Northridge, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Ana Lucero-Liu
Georgia Southern University, School of Human Ecology Sun-A Lee
Montclair State University (New Jersey), Department of Family and Child Studies Miriam Linver
North Carolina State University, Department of Psychology Shevaun Neupert
Penn State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Hobart (Bo) Cleveland
University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign, Department of Human and Community Development Brian Ogolsky
University of Arizona, Department of Mexican American Studies & Department of Anthropology Ada Wilkinson-LeeMimi Nichter
University of Kentucky, Department of Family Sciences Alexander Vaszonyi
University of Nebraska, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies Rochelle Dalla
University of New Orleans, Department of Psychology Laura Scaramella
University of Northern Iowa, School of Applied Human Sciences Brenda Bass
University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology Dawn Gondoli
Washington State University, Department of Human Development Jenifer McGuire
Weber State University (Utah), Department of Child and Family Studies Pamela Payne
St. Mary's College of Maryland, Department of Psychology Renee Dennison
University of Arizona, Director, ArtWorks, Department of Family and Community Medicine Yumi Shirai
University of Arizona, School of Family and Consumer Sciences James Hunt

Research Positions:

Hood Center at Dartmouth University Meghan Raymond Longacre
Sanford Research, Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention (South Dakota) DenYelle Kenyon
University of Arizona Melissa Page
University of Minnesota Mary Marczak
University of Arizona, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Joyce Serido