Monthly Archives: November 2013

HDFS Students, Alumni, and Faculty at 2013 NCFR Conference in San Antonio

Texas Tech University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies was well represented at this year’s National Council on Family Relations conference, held November 5-9 in San Antonio, Texas. Alongside the River Walk and the Alamo, our faculty, current graduate students, and graduate-degree alumni presented their research. Several undergraduate members of our local Tech Council on Family Relations also attended, to learn about graduate training and career options working with families. Dr. Judith Fischer served as Program Chair of the conference, lining up plenary-session speakers and organizing the full array of research presentations at the meeting. The following pictures (which you can click on to enlarge) show the extensive participation from our department. In fact, a good way to view the pictures is to click on the first one (thus enlarging it) and then keep clicking on the right-hand arrow to advance the slide show. Readers can also consult the conference program to see the titles of the presentations.

Categories: Faculty, Graduate Students, Graduate-Degree Alumni, Research

Fall 2013 Mid-Semester Briefs

Several HDFS faculty members and graduate students presented their research projects and teaching ideas before various audiences during the first half of the Fall 2013 semester:

  • Dr. Jacki Fitzpatrick, a TTU Teaching Academy member, shared some of her innovative instructional techniques at the university’s annual Faculty Academic Contributions Exhibit (FACE) and at the annual Engagement Scholarship conference, a national meeting that Texas Tech hosted this year.
  • Dr. Sylvia Niehuis presented a paper (co-authored with TTU colleague Dr. Alan Reifman and Florida State’s Dr. Christine “Coco” Readdick) at the German Pairfam (Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics) conference in Munich. The Pairfam is a large, longitudinal data set that is available for scholars worldwide to conduct analyses. The PowerPoint slideshow from the talk (in PDF form) is available through the conference program.
  • Two HDFS doctoral students were scholarship winners at the Texas Tech Graduate School’s annual Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Research Conference: Timothy Oblad ($125) and Rachel Engler ($100).
Categories: Faculty, Graduate Students, Research, Teaching

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