Child and Adolescent Development

  • CADV - Faculty and Staff


The Department faculty distinguish themselves through their academic & professional training, background, and accomplishments across the field of human development. They share their professional expertise and knowledge with their students, the university, and the community. Representing innovative ideas, ground-breaking areas of research, connecting theory-to-practice, and a genuine interest in mentoring students, the faculty are recognized and lauded for their work and contributions.



Tissyana C. Camacho, Ph.D.

Rosemary Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Kandice S. Grote, Ph.D.

Shu-Sha Angie Guan, Ph.D.

Virginia W. Huynh, Ph.D.

Rika Meyer, Ph.D.

Nancy Miodrag, Ph.D.

Roxanne V. Moschetti, Ph.D.

Emily E. Russell, Ph.D.

April Z. Taylor, Ph.D.

W. David Wakefield, Ph.D.



Joyce Munsch, Ph.D.

Barbara Polland, Ph.D.
















Hanna Avnon, M.S.W., LCSW

Jennifer Bindel, M.A.

Shira Brill, M.S.

Karen Rivas-Cobar, M.S., MFT

Krystle Palma Cobian, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Goldenberg Darvick, Ph.D.

Darcy Edwards, M.A.

T. September Ewing, Ph.D.

Jenna Felkey, C.Phil.

Natalie Flores-McCall, M.Ed.

Evelyn Torres Garcia, M.S.

Laura Velazquez Garcia, M.A.

Ava Gilani Jacobs, M.A.

Ana K. Gomez, M.A.

Tonia Guida, Ph.D.

Dima Haddad, M.S.W., LCSW

Victoria Hernandez, M.S.

Piljoo Kang, Ph.D.

Shandi Pleitez Lopez, M.Ed., PPS LEP

Danielle Manska, Ph.D.

Samantha Marangell, Ph.D.

Brandy Molina, M.S.W.

JoAnne Pandey, Ph.D.

Marlen Quintero Perez, C.Phil.

Bernardette Pinetta, M.S.

Andrea Rashtian, Ph.D.

Celida Vasquez, M.S.W., ACSW

Jennifer Villarreal, M.S.