Meet the Faculty and Staff

Brittany Brakenhoff Research Assistant Professor, Center on Children, Families, and the Law

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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

Kelley Buchheister Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

Katelyn Coburn Assistant Professor

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Rochelle Dalla Professor and Graduate Chair

Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis Research Assistant Professor, Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL)

Maria Rosario de Guzman TMFD Department Chair, Professor and Youth Development Extension Specialist

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

Carie Hanson-Bradley

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

Holly Hatton-Bowers

Holly Hatton-Bowers Associate Professor and Early Childhood Extension Specialist

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 Professor

Blakelee Kemp

Blakelee Kemp Assistant Professor

Christine Kiewra University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty

Christine Kiewra Associate Professor of Practice

Patty Kuo

Patty Kuo Assistant Professor

Jennifer Leeper Miller

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

W. Alex Mason Professor

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

Sheree Moser Assistant Professor of Practice


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Amy Napoli Associate Professor & Early Childhood Extension Specialist

Gilbert Parra

Gilbert Parra Professor

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

Rachel Schachter

Rachel Schachter Associate Professor

Julie Tippens

Julie Tippens Associate Professor

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

Mollie von Kampen

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

Thulitha Wickrama Senior Research Associate


Yan Ruth Xia Professor

Lauren Hargreaves Graduate Assistant

 Kaelie Kellner

Kaelie Kellner Administrative Associate

Lisa McConnell

Lisa McConnell Office Associate

Mel Sedlacek Office Associate, Great Plains Idea Campus Coordinator

Sarah Erwin, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Cassandra Leow, Ph.D., PLMHP Interim Clinic Coordinator, UNL Couple and Family Clinic

Brandon Lyons, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Doug Nelson, M.A., CFP Adjunct Faculty

Robert Pick, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Jason Platt, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Belle Scheef, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Bradley Ekwerekwu, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor