Human Development and Family Science Directory

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Laura Arnold

Laura Arnold

Assistant Research Scientist

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

261 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-372-6879

Diane Bales

Diane W. Bales

Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist

Extension and Outreach, Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Bales is a faculty member and Extension Specialist with expertise in early childhood development. She also directs the Child Life Program.

222 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7566

J. Bermudez

J. Maria Bermudez

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Bermudez is a feminist informed family therapist and researcher who focuses on culturally responsive approaches to therapy, resersearch and clinical supervision.

207 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3296

Donald Bower

Don Bower

Professor Emeritus and Extension Specialist

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Don Bower oversees various grant projects in family sciences, provides in-service education for Extension educators, and develops resources for use in family life education.

332 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7566

Gene Brody

Gene Brody

Distinguished Research Professor of Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

1 Center for Family Research
1095 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602
706-425-2985

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey L. Brown

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

205 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4897

Chalandra Bryant

Chalandra Matrice Bryant

Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

101 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4164

Margaret Caughy

Margaret OBrien Caughy

Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Family Health Disparities

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Margaret Caughy studies how family and contextual processes affect behavioral development and school readiness in ethnically diverse populations.

202 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4899

Ted Futris

Ted G. Futris

Associate Professor and Extension Family Life Specialist

Extension and Outreach, Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Ted Futris is a Certified Family Life Educator and provides statewide support in family life programming.

227 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7566

Jerry Gale

Jerry Gale

Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Jerry Gale is Director of the Family Therapy Doctoral Program.

107 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-8435

Jennifer George

Jennifer George

Lecturer

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. George is a lecturer with interests in family and youth development, romantic relationships, and social influences on families in rural contexts.

115 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4917

Jennifer Gonyea

Jennifer L. Gonyea

Senior Lecturer

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

103 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4830

Amy Kay

Amy M Kay

Clinical Assistant Professor (Director of Child Development Lab)

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Amy Kay is the director of the Child Development Lab.

202 Child Development Lab at McPhaul
202 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4929

Steven Kogan

Steven M. Kogan

Associate Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Kogan teaches and conducts research as part of the HDFS graduate and undergraduate programs.

105 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4844

Melissa Kozak

Melissa Scott Kozak

Lecturer; Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Kozak is a Certified Family Life Educator and a Lecturer/Undergraduate Internship Coordinator.

103A Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-6873

Melissa Landers-potts

Melissa Landers-Potts

Lecturer

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Landers-Potts has been a Lecturer at UGA for 7 years and has a passion for service-learning.

117 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4859

Denise Lewis

Denise Clark Lewis

Associate Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Denise Lewis is a cross-cultural family gerontologist researching elders' health and wellbeing using qualitative methodologies.

201 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-0254

Jay Mancini

Jay A. Mancini

Adjunct Professor, Former Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

123 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4844

Catherine ONeal

Catherine Walker ONeal

Assistant Research Scientist

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

107 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4922

Assaf Oshri

Assaf Oshri

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Oshri is a life-span developmental psychologist; areas of interests: early life stress and youth development

208 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4882

Desiree Seponski

Desiree M. Seponski

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Seponski’s scholarship is broadly focused on culturally responsive therapeutic intervention processes and outcomes.

203 Family Science Center II (House D)
405 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4821

Emilie  Smith

Emilie Smith

Janette McGarity Barber Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Interim Graduate Coordinator

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Smith conducts research on family and community-based approaches to prevent youth behavior problems.

123 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4831

Kimberlee Spencer

Kimberlee Spencer

Clinical Assistant Professor and Child Life Coordinator

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Spencer is the Coordinator of the UGA Graduate program in Child Life.

206 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-9038

Zolinda Stoneman

Zolinda Stoneman

Director, University Professor

Human Development and Family Science, IHDD

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

River’s Crossing
850 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3457

Kandauda Wickrama

Kandauda K. A. S. Wickrama

Professor, Georgia Athletic Association Endowed Professor

Human Development and Family Science

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. K. A. S. Wickrama holds an Athletic Association Endowed Professorship at the University of Georgia.

103 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4926