College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

Immigrant and refugee families, transnational family systems

Explores families and culture, refugee family resettlement and adjustment, transnational family systems, and families and conflict.

Ronald Asiimwe Ronald Asiimwe

Dr. A has research and clinical experience practicing in the U.S. and in his home country of Uganda.


Chansophal Mak Chansophal Mak

Chansophal Mak (Sophal) is originally from Cambodia. She received her PhD in Human Development and Family Science with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Georgia in Spring 2023.


Catherine Solheim Catherine Solheim

Advising statement Dr. Solheim and Dr. Liz Wieling are leading a project that seeks to understand the process of resettlement of newly arriving Karen refugees in Minnesota.

Catherine Solheim

Zha Blong Xiong Zha Blong Xiong

My primary research interests focus on the social and cultural capital that promotes (or hinders) healthy development in children, especially with children of immigrant and refugee families.

Zha Blong Xiong
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