College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

Child and adolescent development

Researching and analyzing how children form relationships, navigate conflict, and understand themselves within a community.

Jodi Dworkin Jodi Dworkin

My research and outreach focuses on promoting positive family development, parenting adolescents and college students, and the role of technology in these relationships.


Stacey Horn Stacey Horn

Horn's current research focuses on prejudice related to sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as bias-motivated bullying among adolescents.

Stacey Horn

Michelle Pasco Michelle Pasco

Michelle Pasco received a PhD in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University and before joining the University of Minnesota was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar working on the Arizona Youth Identity Project.

Michelle Pasco

Timothy Piehler Timothy Piehler

Advising statement My program of research is focused on developing and evaluating preventive interventions in the areas of youth mental health and substance use.

Timothy Piehler

Xiaoran Sun Xiaoran Sun

Advising statement As a developmental and family psychologist, I conduct research on the interplay between family systems processes and well-being across adolescence and young adulthood, situated in the larger socio-ecological context--including the…

Xiaoran Sun

Lindsey Weiler Lindsey Weiler

  • Associate Professor and Department Honors Faculty Representative
  • she/her/hers
  • 612-301-9345

Advising statement Dr. Weiler's research focuses on developing and testing interventions for children and families. The goal of this research is to identify effective strategies for fostering positive child development and healthy family functioning.

Lindsey Weiler
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