Department of Human Development and Family Science
Rachel Razza, Chair
144D White Hall
Merril Siverstein, Graduate Program Director
Marjorie Cantor Professor of Aging Studies
Human Development and Family Science
314 Lyman Hall
Colleen Cameron, Catherine Garcia, Chandice Haste-Jackson, Ashleigh Jones, Eunjoo Jung, Ambika Krishnakumar, Gabriel Joey Merrin, Matthew Mulvaney, Kamala Ramadoss, Rachel Razza, Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Merril Silverstein, Sara Vasilenko
Kathy Rainone, Administrative Assistant
Emily Williams, Internship Coordinator
Students enrolled in the Department of Human Development and Family Science graduate programs (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) receive interdisciplinary training in theory and practice that help facilitate student understanding of human development within and across diverse family and cultural settings. Faculty in the department hold advanced degrees in developmental psychology, sociology, education, and gerontology and are actively engaged in international and cross-cultural research and practice. In addition to learning about relevant theories and research, graduate students are expected to undertake national or international independent applied internships and/or research activities.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science is located on the first floor of the Falk Complex. The Complex includes both MacNaughton and White Halls, is located on the western portion of the Syracuse University campus. The renovated complex includes a centralized Falk Admissions center that offers prospective students the chance to see Falk College in action on a daily basis, and an expanded Student Services space conducive to providing programming that helps students be successful. In addition to administrative and academic program offices and classrooms, the Falk Complex also offers students dedicated study/collaborative space, computer labs and comforts like a café and student lounge.