College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

Strengthening families, family/couple functioning and processes

Exploring and understanding close relationships that have strong emotional connections of belonging, care, and love.

Chalandra Bryant Chalandra Bryant

  • Professor and Pauline Boss Faculty Fellow in Ambiguous Loss
  • 612-625-1900

Bryant joined the UMN faculty in 2020 and currently serves as the FSoS Director of Research.


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.


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

Armeda Wojciak Armeda Wojciak

  • Associate Professor and Couple & Family Therapy Program Director
  • she/her/hers
  • 612-625-1900

Dr. Wojciak has developed a robust research program in improving outcomes for at-risk youth and families with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through interventions that are designed and evaluated across family, foster care, school, and youth…

Armeda Wojciak
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