Dr. Olena Nesteruk


Family and Child Studies

Dr. Olena Nesteruk

Office: University Hall 4036
Phone: (973) 655-7984
Email: nesteruko@mail.montclair.edu

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Olena Nesteruk received her Ph.D. in Human Ecology from Louisiana State University in 2007. Her main research focus is on the experiences of immigrant families over the life course and across generations in the United States. Specifically, she studies acculturation, changes in parenting practices and intergenerational relationships; second generation youth’s ethnic identity development, mate selection, and heritage language maintenance and loss; Eastern European immigrants. Olena is a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.



  • PhD Louisiana State University
  • MS Louisiana State University
  • BS National University of Life & Environmental Sciences of Ukraine


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Professional Association Memberships

  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Journal of Comparative Family Studies
  • Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies
  • International Journal of Educational Research
  • Language, Culture and Curriculum
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Other Types of Reviews

  • National Council on Family Relations: Annual Conference proposals reviewer



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Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Immigrant family dynamics over the life course and across generation
  • Eastern European immigrants
  • Acculturation, parenting, and intergenerational relationship
  • Heritage language and ethnic identity development
  • Qualitative research



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