Meet the Faculty and Staff

Richard Bischoff portrait picture

Richard Bischoff IANR Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Academic Leader Success, Professor

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Chelsea Brisbin Lecturer/Teacher, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab

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Kelley Buchheister Assistant Professor

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Evan (Jeong-Kyun) Choi

Jeong-Kyun Choi Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Children and Poverty

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Rochelle Dalla Professor

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Dipti Dev

Dipti Dev Betti and Richard Robinson Associate Professor and Childhood Health Behaviors Extension Specialist

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Carie Hanson-Bradley

Carrie Hanson-Bradley Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program

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Holly Hatton-Bowers

Holly Hatton-Bowers Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Extension Specialist

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Katlyn Hoggatt

Katlyn Hoggatt Lecturer, Master Teacher, Educare of Lincoln

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Cody Hollist Associate Professor

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Soo-Young Hong Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Alan T. Seagren Associate Professor in Education

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Christine Kiewra University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty

Christine Kiewra Assistant Professor of Practice

Marjorie Kostelnik Professor and Faculty Ombud

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Patty Kuo

Patty Kuo Assistant Professor

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Jennifer Leeper Miller

Jennifer Leeper Miller Lecturer, Director, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab

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Samuel Meisels Richard D. Holland Presidential Chair in Early Childhood Development, Professor and Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute

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Michael Merten Department Chair & G.A. Newkirk Professor of Leadership

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Sheree Moser Assistant Professor of Practice

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Amy Napoli profile picture

Amy Napoli Assistant Professor & Early Childhood Extension Specialist

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Vanessa Neuhaus Lecturer, Coordinator of the Family Resource Center

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Gilbert Parra

Gilbert Parra Professor

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Susan Sarver Associate Professor and Director of Workforce Planning and Development, Buffett Early Childhood Institute

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Rachel Schachter

Rachel Schachter Assistant Professor

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Dr. Paul Springer

Paul Springer Associate Dean for Student Success and Professor

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Julie Tippens

Julie Tippens Assistant Professor

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Julia Torquati Professor

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Eric Unrau Lecturer, Lead Teacher, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab

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Mollie von Kampen

Mollie von Kampen Lecturer, Lead Teacher, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab

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Thulitha Wickrama Senior Research Associate


Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams Associate Professor and Graduate Director

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Yan Ruth Xia Professor

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Dawn Davis Educare Project Manager

Catia Guerrero

Catia Guerrero Administrative Associate

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Joe John Project Associate

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 Kaelie Kellner

Kaelie Kellner Office Associate

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Lisa King Project Associate, Great Plains IDEA Campus Coordinator

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Lisa McConnell

Lisa McConnell Office Assistant

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Chet Bennetts, M.S., CFP Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Erwin, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Brandon Lyons, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Doug Nelson, M.A., CFP Adjunct Faculty

Robert Pick, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Belle Scheef, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Bradley Ekwerekwu, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor