Faculty

Department of Human Development and Family Science Faculty

Click on the tabs below for a list of the Department of Human Development and Family Science faculty members and their contact information.

faculty
Name Position Office Phone Email
Katherine Allen Professor 401C Wallace Hall 540-231-6526 kallen@vt.edu
Joyce Arditti Professor 311 Wallace Hall 540-231-5758 arditti@vt.edu
Rosemary Blieszner

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Alumni Distinguished Professor of Human Development

260 Wallace Hall 540-231-6779 rmb@vt.edu
Isabel Bradburn Research Director, Child Development Center for Learning and Research
103 Wallace Hall 540-231-1863 Isbrad@vt.edu
Koeun Choi Assistant Professor 305 Wallace Hall 540-231-5720
koeun@vt.edu
Megan Dolbin-MacNab Associate Professor 840 University City Boulevard,
Suite 1
540-231-6807 mdolbinm@vt.edu
Mariana Falconier Associate Professor Northern Virginia Center 703-538-8461 marianak@vt.edu
April Few-Demo Professor and Interim Department Head 366A Wallace Hall 540-231-2664 alfew@vt.edu
Karen Gallagher Director, Child Development Center for Learning and Research
140A Wallace Hall 540-231-9815 karenrg@vt.edu
Alexa Gardner Curriculum Coordinator, Child Development Center for Learning and Research; Advanced Instructor
140D Wallace Hall 540-231-4791 alfraley@vt.edu
Erika Grafsky Associate Professor 840 University City Boulevard,
Suite 1
540-231-6782 erikagrafsky@vt.edu
Jeff Jackson Assistant Professor Northern Virginia Center 703-538-3787 jjax@vt.edu
Christine Kaestle Associate Professor 315 Wallace Hall 540-231-3194 kaestle@vt.edu
Benjamin Katz
Assistant Professor
307 Wallace Hall
540-231-9816 
katzben@vt.edu
Kee Jeong Kim Associate Professor 317 Wallace Hall 540-231-4671 keekim@vt.edu
Matthew Komelski Instructor 219 Wallace Hall 540-357-3822 komelski@vt.edu
Victoria Lael Instructor 105 Wallace Hall 540-231-3768 vlbvt@vt.edu
Ashley Landers
Assistant Professor
Northern Virginia Center
703-538-3796
land0552@vt.edu
Bertranna Muruthi
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, National Capital Region
Northern Virginia Center
703-538-8491
muruthba@vt.edu
Jenene Pease
Clinical Assistant Professor
840 University City Boulevard,
Suite 1
540-231-5924
jlc1190@vt.edu
Karen Roberto University Distinguished Professor 230 Grove Lane 540-231-7657 kroberto@vt.edu
Jody M. Russon Assistant Professor 840 Univ. City Blvd Suite 1 540-231-6985 jrusson@vt.edu
Laura Sands Professor 230 Grove Lane
540-231-9634 lsands@vt.edu
Tina Savla Professor 205 Grove Lane
540-231-2348 jsavla@vt.edu
Ila Schepisi Director, Adult Day Services; Advanced Instructor 102 Wallace Hall 540-231-3160 schepisi@vt.edu
Carolyn Shivers Assistant Professor 358 Wallace Hall 540-231-5434 shivercm@vt.edu
Cindy Smith Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
303 Wallace Hall 540-231-4793 smithcl@vt.edu
Pamela Teaster Professor and Director, Center for Gerontology
203 Grove Lane 540-231-8958 pteaster@vt.edu
Mary Ellen Verdu Senior Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies 401B Wallace Hall 540-231-9099 mverdu@vt.edu
Name Position Office Phone Email
Isabel Bradburn Research Director, Child Development Center for Learning and Research
103 Wallace Hall 40-231-1863 Isbrad@vt.edu
Koeun Choi Assistant Professor 305 Wallace Hall 540-231-5720
koeun@vt.edu
Victoria Fu Professor Emerita
309 Wallace Hall 540-231-4796 vfu@vt.edu
Christine Kaestle Associate Professor 315 Wallace Hall 540-231-3194 kaestle@vt.edu
Kee Jeong Kim Associate Professor 317 Wallace Hall 540-231-4671 keekim@vt.edu
Cindy Smith Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
303 Wallace Hall 540-231-4793 smithcl@vt.edu
Carolyn Shivers Assistant Professor 358 Wallace Hall 540-231-5434 shivercm@vt.edu
Name Position Office Phone Email
Katherine Allen Professor 401C Wallace Hall 540-231-6526 kallen@vt.edu
Joyce Arditti Professor 311 Wallace Hall 540-231-5758 arditti@vt.edu
Victoria Blanchard Instructor 105 Wallace Hall 540-231-3768 vlbvt@vt.edu
April Few-Demo Professor and Interim Department Head
401A Wallace Hall 540-231-2664 alfew@vt.edu
         
Name Position Office Phone Email
Mariana Falconier Associate Professor Northern Virginia Center 703-538-8461 marianak@vt.edu
Jeff Jackson Assistant Professor Northern Virginia Center 703-538-3787 jjax@vt.edu
Ashley Landers
Assistant Professor
Northern Virginia Center
703-538-3796
land0552@vt.edu
Bertranna Muruthi
Assistant Professor
Northern Virginia Center
703-538-8491
muruthba@vt.edu
Name Position Office Phone Email
Rosemary Blieszner Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Alumni Distinguished Professor of Human Development
313 Wallace Hall 540-231-5437 rmb@vt.edu
Ben Katz Assistant Professor 307 Wallace Hall 540-231-9816 katzben@vt.edu
Matthew Komelski Instructor 219 Wallace Hall 540-357-3822 komelski@vt.edu
Karen Roberto University Distinguished Professor 230 Grove Lane 540-231-7657 kroberto@vt.edu
Laura Sands Professor 230 Grove Lane 540-231-9634 lsands@vt.edu
Tina Savla Professor 205 Grove Lane 540-231-2348 jsavla@vt.edu
Pamela Teaster Professor 203 Grove Lane 540-231-8958 pteaster@vt.edu
Name Position Office Phone Email
Megan Dolbin-MacNab Associate Professor 840 University City Blvd., Suite 1 540-231-6807 mdolbinm@vt.edu
Erika Grafsky Assistant Professor 840 University City Blvd., Suite 1 540-231-6782 erikagrafsky@vt.edu
Jenene Pease
Clinical Assistant Professor
840 University City Blvd., Suite 1 540-231-5924
jlc1190@vt.edu
Jody M. Russon Assistant Professor 840 Univ. City Blvd Suite 1 540-231-6985 jrusson@vt.edu
Name
Dr. Marcie Boucouvalas
Dr. Victoria Fu
Dr. Jay Mancini
Dr. Peggy Meszaros
Dr. Eric McCollum
Dr. Fred Piercy
Dr. Cosby Rogers
Dr. Karen Rosen
Dr. Janet Sawyers
Dr. Michael Sporakowski
Name Position Office Phone Email
Martha Ann Bell Affiliated Professor
333 Williams Hall 540-231-2546 mabell@vt.edu
Craig Ramey Affiliated Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute 540-232-8080 ctramey@vt.edu
Sharon Ramey Affiliated Professor 
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute 540-526-2033 slramey@vt.edu