Chair: Professor Falk
Associate Professors: Hsu, Kurkul
Assistant Professors: McKenzie
Professors of Practice: Howland, Shaw
The Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies includes the following programs:
We are an interdisciplinary department comprised of scholar-practitioners who are committed to activism and social change.
Our Vision: Resilient People, Inclusive Communities
People of all ages develop the skills and capacities for living balanced, productive, and meaningful lives.
Communities activate resources to address their needs and interests through collaborative planning processes.
Resources, including power and decision-making, are equitably and responsibly distributed and shared.
Our Mission: We work to educate and prepare students to identify human talents, to activate community resources, and to address systemic inequities so that individuals, families, and communities can thrive.