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    Family Social Science professor a member of award winning Extension team

    University of Minnesota Extension faculty, educators and staff were honored with the 2022 Dean’s Distinguished Awards last week. Jenifer McGuire, professor and extension specialist in Family Social Science, is a member of the Parents Forever educators who won the 2022 Team Award. In making the award, Extension Dean Beverly Durgan noted that for the past […]

    FSOS grad student leads international initiative in Liberia

    Zamzam Dini, a Family Social Science doctoral student specializing in Couple and Family Therapy, represented the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) in a partnership to facilitate capacity-building training and healthy relationships education to community service providers in Liberia this past summer. The Liberian initiative was a collaboration between WISE and the Liberian-based non-governmental organization (NGO), Organization […]

    FSOS welcomes three new faculty

    The Department of Family Social Science welcomes three new faces to the halls of McNeal Hall on the UMN St. Paul campus. Jennifer George, Michelle Pasco, and Kay Simon join Xiaoran Sun, who became a member of the FSOS faculty in December 2021. Jennifer George George is an assistant teaching professor and will be teaching […]

    FSoS PhD alumna honored

    Jerica Berge is a PhD alumna (2004) of the Department of Family Social Science. Among her many accolades is now the 2022 Carole J. Bland Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where Dr. Berge is on faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Scott Fremont, Med […]

    FSOS faculty member awarded University research grant

    Xiaoran Sun, assistant professor in Family Social Science, has been awarded University of Minnesota Grants-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship. Dr. Sun was awarded $34,400 grant for the project, “Examining Teenagers’ Overnight Smartphone Use and Its Implications for Well-Being with High-Intensity Smartphone Data.” Dr. Sun’s project will use a recent dataset that includes objective, high-intensity […]

    First gen FSOS grad student honored with multiple scholarships

    Samantha LeBouef, a first-generation college student who is currently a graduate student in the CEHD Department of Family Social Science, is the winner of two prestigious scholar awards. LeBouef was selected out of 195 doctoral candidates from across the University who were nominated to receive a 2022-23 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF).  In addition, she is one […]

    FSOS graduate students complete degrees with faculty appointments already in hand

    Doctoral candidates completing their degrees in Family Social Science will join the faculties of the University of Rochester, NY, and Ohio University this fall. Sloan Okrey Anderson, who will be defending their dissertation this spring, has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Rochester, New York. Okrey Anderson will be a member […]

    FSOS honors student transforms classroom lessons into real world application

    Claire Busse, a senior majoring in Family Social Science and Sociology, and a UMN Honors student, made the leap from learner to practitioner to researcher earlier this academic year for her FSOS honors thesis. She developed a trauma-informed leadership training that incorporated her knowledge about trauma and how it impacts people’s minds and bodies for […]

    FSOS students, faculty and alumni share research at national conferences

    The Department of Family Social Science was well represented at the National Conference on Family Relations (NCFR), Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) virtual conference and at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference this month. Graduate students, faculty and alumni displayed the breadth of their research that addresses critical needs and issues […]

    FSOS student and professors emeriti honored by AAMFT

    The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and its Research & Education Foundation annually honors individuals for their contributions to MFT research and practice. This year Jessica Simpson, PhD student, and Pauline Boss and David Olson, professors emeriti, all in Family Social Science, were honored. Jessica Simpson has been recognized with the Master’s Thesis […]