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Master’s Research Assistants

Elliott Cohen

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Education
BA, Montclair State University
Research Interests
Divorce Studies (Generational Divorce), Family Studies, School Counseling, School Poverty

Elliot graduated from Montclair State University with a BA in Family and Child Studies. He has actively been studying families since 2015, and has been shadowing teachers and guidance counselors. Elliot is currently working on his Master’s in School Counseling, and plans on working in middle and high schools as a school counselor.

Elliot is interested in divorce studies and the effects of generational divorce on families, and is interested in bullying in schools. He is currently working with Dr. Gager with her research on millennials, and is working in the RYTE Institute on the Inspiring Purpose Project.

Elliot enjoys playing the trumpet, and is participating in three Montclair State University campus bands.

Office
University Hall, Room 4110
Email
cohene10@montclair.edu

Derek Morgan

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Education
BA, Michigan State University
Research Interests
How the Family Impacts Adolescent Cognitive Development; Adolescent Goal Development; Child Development

Derek graduated from Michigan State University in May 2016 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. He previously worked in the Early Language and Literacy Investigations (ELLI) lab at Michigan State, where he became interested in child/adolescent development. Derek is currently working on his Master’s in Family Science and Human development, and is planning on continuing to get a PhD in Human Development.

Derek is interested in adolescent volunteering and goal development, as well as purpose and its effect on development. He is currently working in the RYTE Institute on the Inspiring Purpose Project.

Office
University Hall, Room 4110
Email
morgand7@montclair.edu