Faculty & Staff

Katia Paz Goldfarb
Chair
973-655-4171
University Hall 4145 
goldfarbk@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Michigan State University; MA, Eastern Michigan University; BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Research/Interests: Examining the social issues that influence families and community life, particularly latino families and children, family diversity and the role of family and child studies in the teacher preparation

 

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Shannon Bellum
Department Administrator
973-655-6854
University Hall 4149 
bellums@mail.montclair.edu

Education: MFA, MA, Montclair State University; BS SUNY-Oneonta
Research/Interests: Career counseling for higher education, group processes, student life processes and development

 

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Christopher Cottle
Department Advisor
973-655-3387
University Hall 4147 
cottlec@mail.montclair.edu

 

Jen Wilenta
Program Assistant
973-655-4077
University Hall 4144
wilentaj@mail.montclair.edu

 

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Tiffany L. Brown
973-655-6842
University Hall 4209
brownti@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Syracuse University; MA, BA, Binghamton University
Research/Interests: African american families, cultural influences on parenting and family relationships, gender and intimate relationships

 

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Jonathan Caspi
973-655-6905
University Hall 4182
caspij@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, University at Albany, S.U.N.Y.; MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work, C.U.N.Y.; BA, New York University
Research/Interests: Sibling relationships and development with a focus on sibling aggression, creating empirically-based practice strategies for addressing sibling-related issues, clinical social work supervision, family therapy.

 

Bradley van Eeden-Moorefield
973-655-4440
University Hall 4034
vaneedenmobr@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MSW, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; BA, Appalachian State University
Research/Interests: Factors related to relationship quality and stability, Contextual effects (i.e., discrimination, policy) on family relationships, Remarriage and stepfamilies, LGBT-headed families, Program development and evaluation, Qualitative and quantitative Internet methodology

 

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Constance Gager
973-655-7494
University Hall 4030 
gagerc@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, MA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Vermont; BA, Clark University (Massachusetts)
Research/Interests: Predictors of relationship quality and divorce; the division of household labor, adolescent time use

 

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Pauline Garcia-Reid
973-655-6846
University Hall 4186
garciareidp@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Fordham University; MSW, BA, Rutgers University
Research/Interests: Culturally-grounded social work practice, latino/a emphasis, educational outcomes, youth substance use & violence prevention

 

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Sara Goldstein
973-655-3359
University Hall 4032
goldsteins@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Bowling Green State University; MA, Bowling Green State University-Ohio; BA, College of New Jersey
Research/Interests: Social and cognitive development, focusing on the development of peer relationships and peer behavior during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. Specifically, how peer relationships and cognitions about peer relationships influence the development of aggression and other forms of problem behavior

 

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Lyndal Khaw
973-655-3006
University Hall 4184
khawl@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, MS, BS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research/Interests:  Intimate partner violence, the process of leaving abusive partners, changes in family relationships, family stress and dynamics, qualitative methods

 

Chih-Yuan Steven Lee
973-655-4371
University Hall 4180 
leech@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, University of Minnesota; MS, Auburn University; BA, National Taiwan University
Research/Interests: Emerging adulthood, cross-cultural research on family dynamics, depression and suicide prevention, substance use and abuse, relationships among family financial stress, parenting, and child development, and prevention intervention program implementation

 

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Soyoung Lee
973-655-3452
University Hall 4038
leeso@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD Virginia Tech, MS, BS Seoul National University
Research/Interests: Community capacity, reciprocal influences between diverse families and communities, immigrant families, family life education, family program development and evaluation, decision making among young females

 

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Miriam R. Linver
973-655-6841
University Hall 4211
linverm@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, MS, University of Arizona; BA, Brandeis University
Research/Interests: Family processes through which income affects children and youth, transition to young adulthood; child and adolescent time use

 

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Olena Nesteruk
973-655-7984
University Hall 4036
nesteruko@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Louisiana State University; MS, Louisiana State University; BS, National University of Life & Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
Research/Interests: Immigrant family dynamics over the life course and across generations; acculturation, parenting, and intergenerational relationships; heritage language and ethnic identity development; Eastern European immigrants; qualitative research.

 

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Christine A. Price
973-655-3358
University Hall 4028 
pricech@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, University of Georgia; MS, University of Georgia; BA, University of California, Irvine
Research/Interests: Women and retirement, aging family relationships and intergenerational dynamics, gender issues in later life, qualitative methods

 

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Robert J. Reid
973-655-7862
University Hall 4040 
reidr@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Columbia University; MSW, Rutgers; BA, Rutgers
Research/Interests:  Community based participatory research, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention among urban minority youth, structural and environmental interventions to prevent alcohol and tobacco use

 

Pearl Stewart
973-655-6840
University Hall 4188
stewartp@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, University of Delaware; MSSA, Case Western Reserve University; BS, University of Delaware
Research/Interests: African-american extended families, family diversity, cultural connections between african american and west african families

 

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Jennifer Brown Urban
973-655-6884
University Hall 4205
urbanj@mail.montclair.edu
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Education: PhD, Cornell University; MA, Cornell University; BA, Tufts University
Research/Interests: Applied developmental science; Positive youth development; Developmental Systems Theories and Systems Science; Out-of-school activity involvement and the impact on positive and negative indicators of development; Ecological and neighborhood factors as context for development; Effective means of integrating research, practice, and policy; Evaluation and program planning particularly for youth development programs, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programs, and public health programs