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Youth, Family and Community Studies Faculty and Staff


Edmond Bowers, Assistant Professor,  Joint appointment

Bonnie Holaday, Emeritus Professor, Clemson University

Sharon Holder, Research Assistant Professor

Susan P. Limber, Associate Director IFNL, Dan Olweus Distinguished professor

Jim McDonell, Emeritus Professor, Clemson University

Arelis Moore de Peralta, Assistant Professor

Natallia Sianko, Assistant Professor

Mark A. Small, Chair YFCS and Director IFNL, Professor

Martie Thompson, Professor

David Taylor, Research Assistant Professor, Director of Momentum Bike Clubs

Marian V. Turcan, Research Assistant Professor

Jan Urbanski, Research Assistant Professor, Director Safe and Humane Schools


Lydia Arneson, OBPP Program Coordinator

Shelli C. Charles, Graduate Studies Coordinator

June Jenkins, OBPP Training Coordinator

Jane Riese, Associate Director Safe and Humane Schools, Director of Training

Dana Southern, OBPP Program Assistant

Jessi Wilson, Administrative Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

Ferid Agani, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pristina; Minister of Health, Kosovo

Asher Ben-Arieh, Ph.D. 
Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Director, Haruv Institute, Jerusalem

Karen Blaisure, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Western Michigan University

Nizel Fernandez, Ph.D.
Researcher/Professor, Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE, Dominican Republic

Edlira Haxhiymeri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work and former Provost, University of Tirana, former Deputy Minister of Education, Albania

Richard Holden, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Indiana University

Migena Kapllanaj, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Marin Barleti University, Albania

Robin Kimbrough-Melton, J.D.
Research Professor, Kempe Center, University of Colorado, Denver

Osnat Lavenda, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Ariel University, Israel

Gary Melton, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Kempe Center, University of Colorado, Denver

Jill McLeigh, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Nikoleta Mita, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Tirana, Albania

Patricia Stone Motes, Ph.D.
Research Professor, University of South Carolina

Beverly Nyberg, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Peace Corps Office of Global Health and HIV

Dan Olweus, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Center for Research on Health Promotion, University of Bergen

Julie Richards, Ph.D.
Youth Family and Community Studies, Clemson University

Laura Sánchez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Researcher, Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE, Dominican Republic

Jitka Vacková, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Odile Camilo Vincent, Ph.D.
Vice-provost  UNIBE

Kevin Ward, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Seattle University