Monthly Archives: March 2013

Recent Accomplishments by Grad Students Engler, Brooks-Hurst

Rachel Engler has been elected to the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Board of Directors as the Student/New Professional Board Representative. Rachel reports, “I will serve for one year as the Representative-Elect following the conclusion of the 2013 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. I will then become the Students and New Professionals Representative at the conclusion of the Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2014 and serve for two years to November, 2016.” NCFR’s website has a nice profile of Rachel (link).

Erika Brooks-Hurst is co-author of the article “Recession Jitters Among Professional Class Families: Perceptions of Economic Strain and Family Adjustments,” published online-first in the Journal of Family Issues with inclusion in a conventional issue of the journal to come. Here is a link to the abstract. The lead author is Anisa Zvonkovic, former HDFS Department Chair at Texas Tech and current holder of the same position at Virginia Tech. The other co-authors are two Ph.D. recipients from our department, Kyung-Hee Lee and NaYeon Lee. Kyung-Hee is now with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, whereas NaYeon is now at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea.
Categories: Graduate Students, Graduate-Degree Alumni, Outreach, Research

Karen Roberto Cited in Texas Tech Alumni Magazine

Karen Roberto, a professor of Human Development at Virginia Tech who received her graduate HDFS degrees with us at Texas Tech (MS, 1981; PhD 1984), was cited in the latest (March/April 2013) issue of the Texas Techsan alumni magazine. According to the magazine, “While serving as the 2012 Gary Andrews Visiting Fellow, [Roberto] delivered the keynote address at the Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference… She was also awarded the Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award by the Gerontological Society of America.” In reaction to the magazine item, Dr. Jean Scott, current Texas Tech HDFS department chair and Karen’s advisor back in the day, noted Karen’s extensive involvement in international studies.

Categories: Graduate-Degree Alumni

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