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Children's StudiesEastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology.
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Dr. Deanna TrellaChildren's Studies- Program Director/Associate Professor141 Senior HallPhone: 509.359.4828Fax: 509.359.6475Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Marie Wright, PhDChildren's Studies Professor | Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice329C Patterson HallPhone: 509.359.4817Fax: 509.359.6583Email: email@example.com
Sue Marie Wright, Ph.D., served as Director for the Children’s Studies Program at Eastern Washington University from the Program's inception in 2002 until the year 2013. She currently holds a position as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies, teaching courses on children, gender, and family. Published articles include “Bridging Third-Wave Feminism and Family Pluralism” (2004).
Barbara CullerChildren's Studies in Bellevue - Program Director3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Mailstop House 1, Bellevue, WA 98007Phone: 425.564.5104Fax: 425.564.5220Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Howes, MSWProgram Coordinator122 Senior HallPhone: 509.359.4826Fax: 509.359.6475Email: email@example.com
Maria, a life-long resident of the Spokane, WA area, received her BS in Applied Developmental Psychology in 2008 and then received her MS in Social Work from EWU in 2010. Starting as Program Coordinator for Children's Studies in 2014, Maria provides support to the program and works to advise students in the Children's Studies Online Program.
Trevor LiebingAdjunct FacultyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor obtained his MS in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counseling as well as his Master's Certificate in Addiction Studies from EWU in 2014. Trevor currently works as a mental health and addiction counselor for Daybreak Outpatient in Spokane Washington serving youth ages 12-17 and is an adjunct instructor for the Children's Studies Program. Trevor has collaborated in many community outreach research studies during his student and professional careers at Eastern Washington University. These studies focused on the topics of: Engaging middle-school youth, their families, and communities in academic achievement, collective impact, moral disengagement, and compassion in relation to psychological well-being.
Belinda HammondQuarterly FacultyEmail: email@example.com
Belinda Hammond, M.A., CCLS, CIMI, is the founder and president of Child Life Connection, an organization that creates and maintains therapeutic play programs in Tri-County hospitals and beyond. Ms. Hammond is a Certified Child Life Specialist. She has taken doctoral courses at UCSB specializing in disabilities and risk studies and holds a B.A. in Child Development and an M.A. in Educaiton Psychology/Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Play Therapy (both from CSUN).