The Department of Human Development and Family Studies

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Committed To Teaching Excellence and Cutting-Edge Research

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies houses a diverse collection of scholars with content expertise in family interactions and human development in a variety of settings. This interdisciplinary approach to the study of human interactions provides excellent training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of education.


Highlighting Tasha Howard

Tasha Howard is an Extension Assistant Professor and completed both a bachelor’s and master’s degree with the HDFS department. She has created new and innovative programs for both Idaho and Utah, and taught thousands of community members, presented at loc...

Highlighting Lucas Martin

When Lucas Martin learned about the emphasis in Family Finance in the HDFS department, he loved the idea of “empowering others to make positive changes in their personal finances.” He quickly decided it was a good fit for him.

Highlighting Sabrina Trimble

Sabrina Trimble is a Global Outreach Strategist for Saprea, a nonprofit organization that helps liberate individuals and society from child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts. Sabrina was involved in the HDFS department as an Undergraduate Teaching Fell...

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