Graduate Student Alumni

We are proud to showcase our accomplished HDFS graduate alumni who represent our department across diverse careers both nationally and internationally. We encourage you to view their impressive profiles to get a better idea of the professional opportunities and career trajectories for our students.

Doctoral Alumni

Rodlyn Hines, Ph.D., '20
Assistant Professor, Human Services
Cazenovia College
Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Yue Zhang, Ph.D., '18
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Psychology
Santa Clara University
Woosang Hwang, Ph.D., '18
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Aging Studies Institute
Syracuse University
Sangita Pudasainee-Kapri, Ph.D., '17
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
Kimberly Raymond, Ph.D., '17
Qualitative Research Scientist
QualityMetric, OptumInsight, United Health Group
Christina Bobesky, Ph.D., '16
Assistant Professor of Human Services
Herkimer County Community College
Nicole Elizabeth Conroy, Ph.D., '16
Assistant Professor
Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences
College of Education & Social Services
The University of Vermont
Kimberly Leah Davidson, Ph.D., '16
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
College of Education & Human Services
Central Michigan University
Melinda Ramzel, Ph.D. '16
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Department of Education & Human Development
Cañada College
Elif Dede Yildirim, Ph.D., '16
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Auburn University
Bora Jin, Ph.D., '15
Director, Postdoctoral Fellow
Counseling Group Jung In Haeng, Korea
Margaret J. Lane, Ph.D., '15
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work
The College at Brockport (SUNY)
Mark D. Thomas, Ph.D., M.P.A., '15
Executive Director for Population Health and Well-Being
MITRE Center for Transforming Health
MITRE Health
Diana Finn Baker, Ph.D., '14
School Psychologist
Marcellus Central School District
Chandice Haste-Jackson, Ph.D., '13
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Falk College
Syracuse University
Yan Wang, Ph.D., '13
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
Darshini Roopnarine, M.S.W., Ph.D., '13
Assistant Dean, Student Development
Director, Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
Director, Science Technology Entry Program (STEP)
Le Moyne College
Megan Lape, Ph.D., '13
Mental Hygiene Program Evaluation Specialist
New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
Ann Sheedy, L.M.S.W., Ph.D., '13
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Human Services
Cazenovia College
Desalyn De-Souza, Ph.D., '12
Dean, Associate Professor
Department of Child and Family Studies
School of Human Services
SUNY Empire State College
Jodi Canfield, Ph.D., '12
Assistant Athletic Director
Coordinator of Sport Studies and Exercise Science minor
St. Lawrence University
Melissa Neal, Ph.D., '10
Adjunct Instructor
Distance Learning, ECE Online
College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services
University of Cincinnati
Melanie E. Keyes, Ph.D., CFLE, '05
Department of Psychological Science
Eastern Connecticut State University
Kwanghee Jung, Ph.D., '05
Assistant Research Professor
National Institute for Early Education Research
Rutgers University
Shauna Harps, Ph.D., '05
Senior Study Director
Suzanne M. Flannery Quinn, Ph.D., F.H.E.A., C.P.S.I., '03
Manager for the Americas
KOMPAN Play Institute
Arti Joshi, Ph.D., '02
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
School of Education
The College of New Jersey
Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., '02
Human Development and Family Science
Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Queens College, City University of New York
Leslie Couse, Ph.D., '01
Executive Director of Engagement and Faculty Development
Professor, Early Childhood Special Education
University of New Hampshire
Smita Mathur, Ph.D., '00
Associate Professor
Department of Early, Elementary & Reading Education
College of Education
James Madison University
Silvia Pereira da Cruz Benetti, Ph.D., '99
Teacher and Researcher
Department of Psychology
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Mary Riposo, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., R.M.T., '99
Co-Owner and Wellness Director
Infinite Light Center for Yoga & Wellness
Holly E. Brophy-Herb, Ph.D., IMH-E® (IV), '96
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Research
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Michigan State University
Jonathan Gibralter, Ph.D., '96
Wells College
Ziarat Hossain, Ph.D., '92
Professor & Regents' Lecturer
Department of Individual, Family and Community Education (IFCE)
College of Education
University of New Mexico
Sandy Caron, Ph.D., '86
Professor of Family Relations and Human Sexuality
School of Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Human Development
College of Education and Human Development
University of Maine
Katherine Allen, Ph.D., '84
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Virginia Tech

Masters Alumni

Abby Connor, M.A., '19
Manager of Medical Referral Outreach
Make-A-Wish Northeast New York – Albany
Stefani Williams, M.A., ’15
Child Life Specialist Intern
Amanda DiLello, M.S., '06
Assistant Vice President of Provider Relations & Network Development
Care Design NY
Teresa Schoell, M.A., C.C.L.S., '01
NICU/Palliative Care/Complex Care Child Life Specialist
Wegmans Child Life Program
Golisano Children's Hospital
University of Rochester Medical Center