College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science


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    Family Social Science welcomes new Couple and Family Therapy program director

    Armeda Stevenson Wojciak will join the University of Minnesota in August to lead the nationally accredited Couple and Family Therapy program – a doctoral degree in the Department of Family Social Science.     She previously served as an associate professor and program director of the Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of […]

    Ambiguous Loss Scholar to join FSoS faculty

    Chalandra Bryant, the Family Social Science 2019-2020 Ambiguous Loss Scholar, will join the Department’s faculty this fall as the first Pauline Boss Faculty Fellow in Ambiguous Loss. Dr. Bryant comes to Minnesota from the University of Georgia (UGA) where she was a professor of Human Development and Family Science and taught courses in family development, […]

    Horn to lead Family Social Science

    Stacey Horn has been named Head of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Social Science and will join the Department August 17. The U of M alumna returns to Minnesota from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, a professor of Educational and Developmental Psychology, […]

    FSOS research teams continue to examine pandemic’s impact on families

    Jodi Dworkin, head of the Department of Family Social Science, professor and extension specialist, awarded two more collaborative teams grants to study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and families. Helping health care workers with mindfulness Front line health care workers (HWCs) are facing unprecedented stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since more […]

    FSoS graduate student selected for prestigious translational research program

    Gretchen Buchanan, doctoral candidate in Family Social Science, has been selected for a 2020 Translational Research and Career Training TRACT TL1 Program award from the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The prestigious award will fully fund her remaining time in her doctoral program and support her dissertation work in the area […]

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    FSOS graduate student honored

    Aimee Hubbard, a graduate student in the Family Social Science doctoral program-couple and family therapy has been selected as a 2020 recipient of the AAMFT Foundation Graduate Student Research Award.  The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research & Education Foundation only makes two cash awards annually to “assist graduate students in the completion […]

    Piehler honored by Council of Graduate Students

    Timothy Piehler, assistant professor in Family Social Science, has been honored with a “UMN Council of  Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Advisor Award” for excellent advising and teaching of graduate students. Piehler was recognized for his service enhancing the learning experience for graduate students, and going above and beyond traditional advising requirements. Awardees are nominated by […]

    FSOS doctoral candidate receives prestigious fellowship

    Family Social Science Doctoral Candidate Jingchen Zhang was awarded a prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2020-2021 from the University of Minnesota’s Graduate School. According to the Graduate School’s website, “The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) gives the University’s most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time […]

    Goldberg article published in national journal

    Family Social Science doctoral candidate successfully defends dissertation An article written by Renada Goldberg, a doctoral candidate in Family Social Science, has been published in the journal, Community, Work, & Family. After the City of Minneapolis passed its Sick and Safe Leave act, Goldberg launched a research project to explore African American families’ negotiation of employment and caretaking […]