Human Development and Family Studies

Jinnu Su Selected for Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Doctoral Student Jinni Su is receiving the 2013-14 HDFS Outstanding Graduate Student Award. She was chosen by the HDFS faculty based on her outstanding curriculum vitae. Congrats, Jinni!

Jinni Su was selected due to her outstanding performance in HDFS classes, her impressive record of publications, and due to the many awards she has received. Most recently, Jinni was selected for the 2014 European Association for Research on Adolescence International Summer Schools (funded by the Jacobs Foundation) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This program brings together outstanding graduate students with leading researchers in the field of adolescence research for an intensive training program with world-renowned scholars. Jinni was also selected to receive the Vira Kivett Award for the outstanding publication by a graduate student in HDFS for her article, Parental, peer, school, and neighborhood influences on adolescent substance use: Direct and indirect effects and ethnic variations. which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.

Carol Johnston wins award from the Center for Research on Families

Ph.D student Carol Johnston has been awarded the Family Research Methodological Studies Award from the Center for Research on Families. Carol's research interests include the study of social networks and peer relationships within adolescence, both within social contexts and over time, as well as gender as it shapes parenting behaviors. Her current projects focus on (a) identification of factors that shape mothers’ management of the friendships of early adolescent boys versus girls and (b) examining physiological stress reactivity as impacting the manner in which adolescents respond to stress within peer relationships. She holds an MS in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. Congratulations, Carol!