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Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Studies and Human Services Extension Specialists

Elizabeth Kiss

Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D.

Topics Areas:

Youth and adult financial education related to earning, saving, spending, borrowing and protecting against risk. Including:  developing spending plans; tracking spending and saving; saving and investing; planning for long-term goals such as home ownership, retirement or a child's education; understanding borrowing, credit reports, and credit scores; choosing appropriate insurance, emergency funds, protecting against identity theft and avoiding frauds and scams.

 

Elaine Johannes

Elaine Johannes, Ph.D.

Topic Areas:

  • Adolescents
  • Community Health Promotion Through Youth-Adult Partnerships
  • Military Youth and Their Families
  • Bully Prevention
  • Grant Writing and Grant Management
  • 4-H Healthy Living
  • 4-H Essential Elements of Effective Youth

 

Charolotte Olsen

Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Ph.D. 

Topic Areas:

  • Marital and Couple Relationships
  • Step Families/Divorcing Families
  • Family Communication
  • Families From Diverse Backgrounds
  • Military Families
  • Farm Families and Their Interpersonal Relationships

 

bradford wiles

Bradford Wiles, Ph.D.

Topic Areas:

  • Early Childhood Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development
  • Applied Developmental Research Across the Lifespan
  • Building Resilience in Vulnerable Families Through Mentoring
  • Parent-Child Interaction in Military Families, Low-Income Families and Rural Families
  • Early Childhood Education Including Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Child Care Setting
  • Mixed Research Methods, Including Advance Statistical Analyses
  • Program Planning and Education

 

Erin Yelland

Erin Yelland, Ph.D.

Topic Areas:

  • Adult development and aging
  • Promoting healthy aging across the lifespan
  • Sexuality and sexual expression in older adults
  • Dementia and sexual consent capacity
  • Educating communities and families on Alzheimer’s disease
  • Fall prevention
  • Dying, death, and grief