Stephanie Blessing

Position: Associate Teaching Professor & Internship Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-8908
Email: sbless@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 112D

B.S. Ed., Bowling Green State University
M. Ed., Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught
Families, Communities & Schools
Professional Development in HDFS
HDFS Internship and Supervision

Priscilla Coleman

Priscilla Coleman

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6492
Email: pcolema@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 112B


M.A., James Madison University
Ph.D., West Virginia University

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Jean Gerard

Jean Gerard

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7853
Email: jgerard@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 112E


M.S., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

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Elizabeth G. Holman, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
2021 Recipient EDHD Faculty Award for Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity
Phone: 419-372-2502
Email: eholman@bgsu.edu
Address: 109 Eppler North

M.S., Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.W., Social Work – Mental Health Concentration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught
HDFS 2080: Family Diversity
HDFS 4280: Human Sexuality

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Laura Landry-Meyer

Laura Landry-Meyer

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7848
Email: landrym@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 111


M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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Susan Peet

Position: Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-8257
Email: speet@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 112A

Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S., Texas Tech University
B.S., Texas Tech University

Courses Taught:
Family Resource Management
Child and Family Policy
Cognitive Development
Administration of Programs for Young Children
Cultural Explorations in Italy
Housing the Family
Inclusive Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
Foundation of Early Childhood Inclusive Education

Newbury, K., Wooldridge, D.G., Peet, S., & Bertelsen, C. (2015). From policy to practice: Laying the foundation for future math success. Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Summer 2015, 81 (4), 8-17.

Peet, S.H., Wooldridge, D.G., & Sturm, M.R. (2015). Engaging students in learning: Lessons from short-term study abroad experiences in Italy. Athens Journal of Education, 2 (1), 23-35.

Dimling, L., Worch, R., Murray, M., Oldrieve, R., Peet, S., Viramontez-Anguiano, R., Straka, L.A., & Wooldridge, D. (2010). Practices and partnerships in preschool literacy. Delata Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Winter, 2011.

Oldrieve, R., Worch, E., Dimling, L., Worch, R., Murray, M., Peet, S., Viramontez-Anguiano, R., & Straka, L. (2010). Early literacy development: An exploratory study of beliefs and practices in pre-kindergarten programs. Ohio Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 13(2), 22-27.

Powell, D.R., & Peet, S.H. (2008). Development and outcomes of a community-based intervention to improve parents' use of inquiry in informal learning contexts. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 259-273.

Peet, S.H. (2005). Controversy and critical thinking involving African-American families. Inquiry, 24 (1), 13-21.

Paul Standinger

Paul Standinger

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-7823
Email: pstandi@bgsu.edu
Address: 110 Eppler North

M.A., School & Mental Health Counseling, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Math Education, University of Kentucky

Courses Taught:
HDFS 1930 Lifespan Human Development
HDFS 3250 Children and Families under Stress
FCS 4700 Independent Study: Investigation into Modes of Instruction
FSC 4800 Special Topics: Trauma-Informed Principles
FSC 4800 Special Topics: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar
HNRS 4980 Honors Project Development
HNRS 4990 Honors Project


John C. Roberts-Zibbel

Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 419-372-2525
Email: jzibbel@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 112C


B.S., Elementary Education, Bowling Green State University
M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught
Family Diversity, Child Development, Infant and Toddler Development, Communication Development in Young Children, Creative Learning Environments, Working with families of Children with Disabilities