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John Wirtz

Bio

Dr. Wirtz received a PhD in Mass Communication in 2009 from the University of Minnesota. After completing his PhD, Wirtz was Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University for three years, before joining the Department of Advertising at the College of Media. Wirtz’s research focuses on the intersection of interpersonal communication and mass media content. Dr. Wirtz's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-300-0368
Email: jwirtz@illinois.edu

Angela Wiley

Bio

Dr. Wiley is the Director of the Child Care Resiliency Programs at the Child Care Resource and Referral Service. Dr. Wiley’s research addresses factors related to resilience among diverse families in a variety of contexts and the evaluation of programs designed to support resilience. She works with families to help identify challenges and strengths related to parenting and parent-child relationships. Dr. Wiley's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

​Phone: 217-265-5279
Email: awiley@illinois.edu

Margarita Teran-Garcia

Bio

Dr. Teran-Garcia obtained her MDD from the National University Autonomous of Mexico and did her pediatric residency at the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico. In 2001, she received her PhD in Metabolism/Nutrient-Gene Interactions from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Teran-Garcia has experience in clinical nutrition, nutrigenetics, and childhood obesity. In August of 2008, she joined the faculty of Food Science and Human Nutrition as an Assistant Professor in Nutrition. Dr. Teran-Garcia's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-244-2025
Email: teranmd@illinois.edu

Constance Shapiro

Bio

A Professor Emerita in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Dr. Shapiro helped plan with Doris Kelley Christopher the ways that her gifts of over $12 million could be used for a new campus building, a campus-community lecture series, seed money for faculty grants and graduate student fellowships, and an endowed chair. She also initiated efforts that resulted in the building of the Early Child Development Laboratory. Her research, resulting in five books and dozens of articles, focuses on the emotional impact of problems in reproductive health, especially infertility and pregnancy loss. Dr. Shapiro received her PhD from Cornell University. Dr. Shapiro's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-333-4078
Email: chshapir@illinois.edu

Monika Stodolska

Bio

A Professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, Professor Stodolska's research focuses on leisure behavior of ethnic and racial minorities and on constraints on leisure. She explores subjects such as the effects of race and ethnicity on leisure behavior of recent immigrants, issues of cultural change and adaptation among minority groups, and transnationalism. She received her PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alberta. Dr. Stodolska's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-244-5644
Email: stodolsk@illinois.edu

Marcela Raffaelli

Bio

A Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Dr. Raffaelli's research is focused on the developmental risk and resilience among diverse populations (e.g., homeless and impoverished Brazilian youth, children of divorce, immigrant families), adaptation and well-being of rural Latino youth and families, and gender-related socialization in Latino families. She received her PhD in Psychology in Human Development from the University of Chicago in 1990. Dr. Raffaelli's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-244-5017
Email: mraffael@illinois.edu

Michelle Nelson

Bio

Dr. Nelson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising. Her research, professional marketing communication experience, and teaching focus primarily on international advertising and consumer behavior. She has conducted research, taught, and worked in Austria, Denmark and England. Nelson has published more than 50 book chapters and articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Advertising, the International Journal of Advertising, and the Journal of Advertising Research. In addition to 15 years of teaching, Nelson also brings professional experience in nonprofit, trade, and high-tech organizations. Dr. Nelson's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-333-1602
Email: nelsonmr@illinois.edu

Nancy McElwain

Bio

An Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Dr. McElwain's research is focused on the physiological and neural correlates of emotion regulation, child-parent attachment and children’s social-emotional competence, maternal speech prosody and mother-child interaction, parental socialization of emotion, family-peer linkages, and children's friendships. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. McElwain's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-244-7168
Email: mcelwn@illinois.edu

Brent McBride

Bio

Dr. McBride is the Director of the Child Development Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. His primary research interests include university-based laboratory schools as a context for child development research, the role of child care contexts on childhood obesity and nutritional status, the impact of paternal involvement in families of children with disabilities on maternal and child outcomes, and the antecedents and consequences of father involvement. He received his PhD in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. McBride's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-333-0971
Email: brentmcb@illinois.edu

Janet Liechty

Bio

Professor Liechty holds a joint appointment with the School of Social Work and College of Medicine. Her research and practice interests are in exploring the psychosocial dimensions of health, wellness, chronic conditions and disabilities, and how the processes of growth and healing leading to greater quality of life. Dr. Liechty has worked for over 14 years as a licensed social worker in hospitals, clinics, and health promotion programs with families and adolescents, adults with developmental and physical disabilities, and persons with chronic illness. She received her PhD in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Liechty's complete bio can be found here.

Contact

Phone: 217-265-0577
Email: jliechty@illinois.edu

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