The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) program focuses to educate students through quality instruction and experiential learning in lifespan human development and family science by fostering critical thinking and the research, communication, and career-ready skills that prepare them to become professionals in service to individuals and families.
All students have opportunities to
conduct independent research
engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
participate in many forms of public service
prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
Grodi said the overarching focus of her study is family engagement. She examined teacher-family communication during the pandemic among Latinx immigrant parents and teachers whose students’ parents were immigrants of Latinx descent.