Faculty News

 

Recent activities by the faculty of the Department of Child and Family Studies include:

  • Dr. Carrie Ota co-authored a research article that was awarded the Journal of Research in Childhood Education Distinguished Education Research Article Award for 2012: 
  • DiCarlo, C.F., Pierce, S.H., Baumgartner, J., Harris, M.E., & Ota, C. (2012). Whole-group instruction practices and children's attention: A preliminary report. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 26(2), 154-168. 
  • Dr. Ota also authored another article: Ota, C.L., Baumgartner, J.J., & Austin, A.M.B. (2013). Provider stress and children’s active engagement. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27(1), 61-73.
  • Dr. Chloe D. Merrill is: Currently serving as Associate Dean in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education and the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Weber State University Charter Academy (WSUCA).  
  • Dr. Merrill Chloe is also serving as the Chair of the Boyd K. and Donna S. Packer Center for Family and Community Education 
  • Dr. Merrill is also a member of the national CFLE Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Jared Lisonbee  will present two research papers at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle in April. The first paper examines the link between family home environment and children's self-regulation. The second project examines stress hormone levels and preschool aged children's health.  Dr. Lisonbee is also presenting a workshop at the Utah Association for the Education for Young Children conference on the topic of recognizing signs of stress in the classroom and how to modify the environment to reduce child stress.
  • Dr. Paul Schvaneveldt Is currently serving as Chair of the Utah Commission on Marriage (Strongermarriage.org)
  • Dr. Schvaneveldt will be presenting a research paper entitled Emigrant family dynamics in Ecuador: Marital and parental relationships of those left behind at the Family and Migration conference in Vilnius, Lithuania in July of 2013.
  • Dr. Paul Schvaneveldt is a finalist for the Crystal Crest Master Teacher award.
  • Dr. Randy Chatelain  was the Master of Ceremonies at the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration that was held February 7, 2013.  WSU hosted the conference 

    • Dr. Carrie Ota co-authored a research article that was awarded the Journal of Research in Childhood Education Distinguished Education Research Article Award for 2012: 
      DiCarlo, C.F., Pierce, S.H., Baumgartner, J., Harris, M.E., & Ota, C. (2012). Whole-group instruction practices and children's attention: A preliminary report. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 26(2), 154-168. 
      Dr. Ota also authored another article: Ota, C.L., Baumgartner, J.J., & Austin, A.M.B. (2013). Provider stress and children’s active engagement. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27(1), 61-73.

      Dr. Carrie Ota co-authored a research article that was awarded the Journal of Research in Childhood Education Distinguished Education Research Article Award for 2012: 
      DiCarlo, C.F., Pierce, S.H., Baumgartner, J., Harris, M.E., & Ota, C. (2012). Whole-group instruction practices and children's attention: A preliminary report. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 26(2), 154-168. 
      Dr. Ota also authored another article: Ota, C.L., Baumgartner, J.J., & Austin, A.M.B. (2013). Provider stress and children’s active engagement. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27(1), 61-73.
      Dr. Chloe D. Merrill is: Currently serving as Associate Dean in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education and the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Weber State University Charter Academy (WSUCA).  

      Dr. Merrill Chloe is also serving as the Chair of the Boyd K. and Donna S. Packer Center for Family and Community Education 

      Dr. Merrill is also a member of the national CFLE Advisory Board.

      Dr. Jared Lisonbee  will present two research papers at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle in April. The first paper examines the link between family home environment and children's self-regulation. The second project examines stress hormone levels and preschool aged children's health.  Dr. Lisonbee is also presenting a workshop at the Utah Association for the Education for Young Children conference on the topic of recognizing signs of stress in the classroom and how to modify the environment to reduce child stress.

      Dr. Paul Schvaneveldt Is currently serving as Chair of the Utah Commission on Marriage (Strongermarriage.org)
      Dr. Schvaneveldt will be presenting a research paper entitled Emigrant family dynamics in Ecuador: Marital and parental relationships of those left behind at the Family and Migration conference in Vilnius, Lithuania in July of 2013.
      Dr. Paul Schvaneveldt is a finalist for the Crystal Crest Master Teacher award.

      Dr. Randy Chatelain  was the Master of Ceremonies at the Northern 

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