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Child Studies Program

Child Studies

Farewell to a Beloved Member of Our Faculty

It is bittersweet to announce that Dr. Erica Boas, Adjunct Lecturer in Child Studies, is moving on to other exciting opportunities after five years of teaching in the Child Studies Program.  This picture shows Dr. Boas (in yellow) and the Child Studies majors who honored her at our spring 2018 All-Majors Meeting.  We have all benefited from Dr. Boas's thoughtful and skilled teaching and we will miss her compassionate presence and expansive vision for excellence in teaching and research.

Dr. Erica Boas and students


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    Focus on the Future
    Focus on the Future

    Child Studies Program Evolves to Meet Changing Needs of Students

    Engaged Education for Social Justice

    Child Studies students are “on fire for justice”! They are “compassion in action” for children and families.

    Community-Engaged Research with Children and Families

    Students in the Child Studies Program can work with faculty on research teams and experience first hand the excitement of community-engaged research with children and families.

    Engaged Teaching

    Students engage in hands-on, experiential, collaborative, and purposeful projects in each of their Child Studies courses.

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