The Department of Human Development and Family Science advocates for a deeper understanding of child development and its link to family units as a way to create better child care and early education. With its newest major, it provides courses that help students gain the skills they need to succeed.
Russon is helping to develop a suicide and mental health screening tool as a means to mitigate suicide among veterinarians, who are more than two times as likely to die by suicide than the general public.
Infrastructure lies at the heart of the scholarship of the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. An international organization recently acknowledged his contributions to creating a field that not only studies engineers but also participates critically among them.