The Academic Minute for 2017.9.18-9.22 – PARENTING WEEK

Academic Minute from 9.18 – 9.22

Monday, September 18th
Kevin Shafer – Brigham Young University
Engaged Fathers
Kevin Shafer has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Brigham Young University since 2011. His work addresses men’s mental health, fathering, and how paternal mental health impacts father involvement and child wellbeing.

Tuesday, September 19th
Anna Haskins – Cornell University
Children with Incarcerated Parents
Anna Haskins’ scholarly interests are in the areas of educational inequality, social stratification, race and ethnicity, and the intergenerational social consequences of mass incarceration. Her current research assessing the effects of paternal incarceration on children’s educational outcomes and engagement in schooling has been published in Sociological Science, Sociology of Education, Social Science Research, Social Forces, and the American Sociological Review.

Through layered examinations of the interplay between three of America’s most powerful social institutions – families, schools and the criminal justice system – her work studies how processes and institutions mitigate or exacerbate social inequities, working to understanding the persistence of racial disparities in outcomes and the role these inequities play in the transmission of inequality or opportunity from one generation to the next.

At Cornell University, Dr. Haskins is currently a faculty fellow on the 2015-2018 Institute for the Social Sciences theme project on the Causes, Consequences and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States as well as an affiliate of the Cornell Prison Education Program the Cornell Population Center and is actively involved in the Center for the Study of Inequality, teaching its capstone course “Controversies about Inequality” every Fall semester.

For more information about her work, please also visit her Cornell Research and Scholars Strategy Network profiles.

Wednesday, September 20th
Becky Dunn – Keene State College
The Influence of Breastfeeding on a Baby’s Flavor and Food Choices
I have been at Keene State since 2001. Prior to Keene State, I worked as a clinical dietitian at Portsmouth Regional Hospital from 1995 to 1997 and then at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 1997 to 2001, specializing in the prescription of nutrition support to infants and children with congenital heart disease and thoracic organ transplantations.

Thursday, September 21st
Gustavo Carlo – University of Missouri
Discipline and Behavior
Dr. Carlo received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Arizona State University in 1994. Currently, he is the Millsap Professor of Diversity and Multicultural Psychology at the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri. He teaches courses in child development, prosocial and moral development, and culture. His primary area of interest is culture and moral development. His research focuses on the sociocultural, socialization, and personality processes associated with helping behaviors in children and adolescents.

Friday, September 22nd
Kory Floyd – University of Arizona
The Understated Affection of Fathers
Kory Floyd is a professor of communication at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the communication of affection in close relationships and its effects on stress and physiological functioning. He has written 12 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and he is the current editor of Communication Monographs. His work has been recognized with both the Charles H. Woolbert award and the Bernard J. Brommel award from the National Communication Association, as well as the Early Career Achievement award from the International Association for Relationship Research. His newest book, The Loneliness Cure, examines the problem of affection deprivation and identifies strategies for increasing affection and intimacy in close relationships. A native of Seattle, Professor Floyd received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, his masters degree from the University of Washington, and his PhD from the University of Arizona.

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