Human Development & Family Science

Dr. Gregory J. Harris Re-Appointed as Interim Department Chair for HDFS

Dr. Gregory J. Harris was recently re-appointed as the Interim Department Chair in Human Development and Family Science this fall by Dean Michael Delp of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Florida State University. Dr. Harris will provide leadership for the talented faculty, top-notch doctoral and master’s students, and some of the brightest […]

Three College of Health and Human Sciences Faculty Members Receive Promotion

Two faculty members in the Department of Human Development & Family Science and one faculty member in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology received promotion. Dr. Nari Jeter was promoted to teaching faculty II in HDFS, where she has been a faculty member since 2014. Her research interests look at the relational processes across […]

HDFS Program Launches Study Abroad Program in Valencia for Summer 2022

The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites students to gain a unique perspective and make unforgettable memories while studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. Taking Family Science Abroad is the newly created study abroad program, which offers students a chance to learn about family life and Spanish culture in beautiful Valencia. The program takes […]

Intercultural Relationships Research

Invitation to Participate in a Research of Intercultural Relationships Culture plays a meaningful role in shaping who we are and our interactions with other people, and it can certainly affect how a romantic relationship works. This study aims to explore a person’s ability to navigate culture and culturally related experiences in a romantic setting. Your […]

Compassion for Couples Training Study

Invitation to Participate in Research Studies to Promote Compassion Researchers at Florida State University would like to invite you to participate in their online research studies. Your participation in any of these studies is voluntary, and you have the option to withdraw at any time. These studies comply with the Florida State University and International […]

HDFS Assistant Professor & Master’s Student Completed CMA Training

Graduate student, Delaney Davis, B.S. and Assistant Professor, Michele Parker, PhD in the Department of Human Development and Family Science recently completed their training to be Clinical Medical Assistants (CMA) at Florida Health Science Consulting in Tallahassee (https://healthscienceconsulting.com/). Ms. Davis is completing her certification to toward her graduate research on child healthcare. Dr. Parker is […]

2021 Spring Newsletter

There’s a lot of information packed into our latest newsletter. The college and department name changes, faculty awards, student successes and many research projects, and we no doubt left some out. The College of Health and Human Sciences had a fantastic Spring despite all of the challenges presented to us in 2021. Many thanks to […]

2021 Research Showcase: Long Presentation Winners

  On Friday February 26th Human Sciences hosted the annual research showcase at Broad Auditorium in the Claude Pepper Center. We had nine presenters representing our Human Development and Family Science and Nutrition and Integrated Physiology departments for the “Long Presentation” portion of the day. The event program and highlights can be seen here on our website. Congratulations to our […]

Dr. Joe Grzywacz is Collaborating on the UN Commission for Social Development

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies Dr. Joe Grzywacz will be among of a panel of experts working with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Family and the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development. The priority theme will be “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of […]

Dr. Gregory Harris Received 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award

The Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership and Social Change established the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 1986 to honor a faculty member, administrator or staff member for their outstanding service in keeping with the principles and ideals of Dr. King. This year our very own Professor and […]