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.

Abby Connor, M.A. ’19
Manager of Medical Referral Outreach
Make-A-Wish Northeast New York – Albany
Robert E. Myers III, MA-IR., MPA., Ph.D., ‘17
Executive Director of The Kelberman Center
The Kelberman Center
Christina Bobesky, Ph.D., ’16
Assistant professor of Human Services
Herkimer county community college
Nicole Elizabeth Conroy, Ph.D., ’16
Accepted assistant professor of Human Development and Family Studies
University of Vermont
Kimberly Leah Davidson, Ph.D., ’16
Accepted assistant professor, Human Environmental Studies
Central Michigan University
Melinda Ramzel, ’16
Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education
La Canada Community College
Elif Dede Yildirim, Ph.D., ’16
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Human Development and Family Studies Department (3 years)
University of Missouri
Bora Jin, Ph.D., ’15
Visiting Scholar, Lehigh University, Family Therapist
The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation
Margaret J.Lane, Ph.D., ’15
Grant and Contract Specialist,
Louis Stokes Veterans Health Administration, Cleveland, Ohio
Mark D. Thomas, Ph.D., M.P.A., ’15
Sr. Principal, Health & Human Services Portfolio Manager
Center for Transforming Health
The MITRE Corporation
Stefani Williams, M.A., ’15
Child Life Specialist Intern
Diana Finn Baker, Ph.D, ’14
School Psychologist
Marcellus Central School District
Chandice Haste-Jackson, Ph.D., ’13
Associate Teaching Professor
Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University
Yan Wang, Ph.D., ’13
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida
Darshini Roopnarine, MSW, Ph.D., ’13
Director of the Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and Director of the 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, LMSW, Ph.D., 13′
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Human Services
Cazenovia College
Desalyn De-Souza, Ph.D., 12′
Associate Professor
Empire State College
Jodi Canfield, Ph.D., 12′
Assistant Athletic Director/Coordinator of SSES 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
Amanda DiLello, M.S., 06′
Director of Quality Improvement and Risk Management
Adventist Behavioral Health and Wellness Services
Melanie E. Keyes, Ph.D., CFLE, 05′
Professor of Psychology
Eastern Connecticut State University
Kwanghee Jung, PhD, 05′
Associate Director for Data Management and Statistics
National institute for Early Education Research
Rutgers University
Shauna Harps, PhD., 05′
Senior Study Director
Renie Kehres, R.N., Ph.D., 04′
Professor of Practice – Human Development and Family Science
Falk College
Syracuse University
Suzanne M. Flannery Quinn, Ph.D., 03′
Senior Lecturer
Early Childhood Studies
University of Roehampton
Arti Joshi, Ph.D., 02′
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Elementary Education
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
The College of New Jersey
Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., 02′
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Queens College
City University of New York
Leslie Couse, Ph.D., 01′
Associate Professor of Early Education and Chair of the Education Department
University of New Hampshire
Teresa Schoell, MA, CCLS, 01′
Child Life Coordinator
Rochester General Hospital
Smita Mathur, Ph.D., 00′
Associate Professor
College of Education
Department of Early Elementary, and Reading Education
James Madison University
Silvia Pereira da Cruz Benetti, Ph.D., 99′
Teacher and Researcher
Department of Psychology
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
Mary Riposo, Ph.D., 99′
Co-Owner and Wellness Director
Infinite Light Center for Yoga and Wellness
Holly E. Brophy-Herb, Ph.D., IMH-E® (IV), 96′
Professor of Child Development
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Research
Michigan State University
Jonathan Gibralter, Ph.D., 96′
Wells College
Ziarat Hossain, Ph.D., 92′
Professor of Family Studies & Regents’ Lecturer
University of New Mexico
Sandy Caron, Ph.D., 86′
Professor of Family Studies
College of Education and Human Development
University of Maine