Sarah is joining the Human Development and Family Studies department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison this fall as an assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include romantic and family relationships, relationship education, and welfare policy (especially the Earned Income Tax Credit).
Dr. Hartley received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming in 2007. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies department at UW-Madison. She studies the resources and contexts underlying positive well-being in individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members. Dr. Hartley's lab investigates many aspects of individual well-being and family relationships such as marital quality, parent-child interactions, healthy aging, mental health conditions, and stress and coping.
Dr. Kirkorian received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies department at the UW-Madison. Dr. Kirkorian's research interests are at the intersection of cognitive development and media impact with an emphasis on attentional mechanisms. Her current projects address the extent to which infants and toddlers can learn from video, the development of attention to video, and the impact of television on very young children, particularly as it relates to solitary toy play and parent-child interaction as potential mediators of cognitive development. Recent publications include a review chapter in Blackwell's Handbook of Children, Media, and Development and empirical research articles in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
Dr. Papp received her Ph.D. in Developmental and Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies department at the UW-Madison. She is interested in intimate relationship quality and psychological distress, interparental conflict and child development, and quantitative methods and modeling of family and relationship processes.
Dr. Small is a professor
of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and the Human Development & Family Relations Specialist for the University
of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Prof. Small's interests span both research
and its practical application. His work focuses on adolescent and adult
development, parenting, and the design and evaluation of prevention and promotion
initiatives for children, youth and families. For more than 25 years he has
been working with communities and organizations across Wisconsin and the nation
to help them understand and address the concerns and aspirations youth and
their families. Click here for more information
on Prof. Small and his work.