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Victoria Lael

Victoria Lael, Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Victoria Lael, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Instructor, Department of Human Development and Family Science: Navigating the many programs and systems of a large university can be overwhelming without guidance and fulfilling the rigorous academic expectations Virginia Tech maintains can be challenging. In addition to providing information that helps students access the resources they need to engage fully as students, academic advisors have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interactions with students. These meaningful interactions can help meet students’ innate need for connection and belonging, which can help students be more resilient as they face new and challenging opportunities for growth and development.

Department of Human Development and Family Science
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-3768 | vlbvt@vt.edu

Victoria Lael is an instructor and director of undergraduate studies of human development and family science at Virginia Tech.

Accepting new grad students: No
In need of students for research team: No
Name of research team: N/A

  • PhD, Candidate University at Albany, State University of New York
  • MS, Brigham Young University
  • BS, Brigham Young University

Journal Articles

Hawkins, A. J.. Stanley, S. M., Blanchard, V. B., Albright, M. (2012). “Exploring programmatic moderators of the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education programs: A meta analytic study.” Behavior Therapy 43(1), pp. 77–87.

Hernandez, D. J., Denton, N. A., Macartney, S., & Blanchard, V. L. (2012). “Children in immigrant families: Demography, policy, and evidence for the immigrant paradox,” pp. 17–36 in Cynthia García Coll and Amy Kerivan Marks (Eds.), The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hernandez, D. J., Denton, N. A., & Blanchard, V. L. (2010). Children in the United States of America: A statistical portrait by race-ethnicity, immigrant origins, and language. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 633(1): 102-127.

Fawcett, E. B., Hawkins, A. J., Carroll, J. S., and Blanchard, V. L. (2010). Do premarital education programs really work? A meta-analytic study. Family Relations, 59(3): 232–239.

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