144G White Hall
Syracuse, New York  13244

315.443.4293
akrishna@syr.edu

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Ambika Krishnakumar

Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Serving as Associate Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Dr. Krishnakumar’s research and teaching focus are in the areas of marital conflict, parent-child relationships, research methodology, development in cross-cultural contexts, adolescent parenting, child and adolescent adjustment, and urban economic hardship. She completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center before joining Syracuse University in 1999.

Education

Ph.D., David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1997)

Master of Science, Child Development, Department of Home Economics, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India (1986)

Bachelor of Science, Home-Economics, Department of Home Economics, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India(1984)

Specialization

Marital conflict; child and adolescent adjustment; socialization; research methodology; cross-cultural research; adolescent sexuality; urban economic hardship.

Courses

CFS 631 - Research Methods I

CFS 732 - Research Methods II

CFS 840 - Marital Dyad