Family Studies Faculty Advisors


Jerry Cook, Ph.D.

Jerry Cook, Ph.D., Professor

Faculty Advisor: Family Life Education Certificate

B.S. Utah State University

M.A. Utah State University

Ph.D. Utah State University

Areas of specialty: Father involvement, identity development, transition to parenthood, the influence of expectations and societal standards, marital relationships, intervention effectiveness, balancing work and family roles, and how past experiences shape current behaviors. Research Methods, Generative Fathering and Mothering, and Resiliency.

MRP 3011  Office hours:    

Email:  Phone: 916-278-4322



Henry Gonzalez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

B.A., B.S., University of California, Davis

M.S., University of Arizona

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Postdoctoral Training, Arizona State University

Professional Affiliations: 

National Council on Family Relations                                                                                   

Society for Research in Child Development

Areas of Specialty: Fatherhood, immigrant and Latina families, children's positive development, parenting and co-parenting relationships, sociocultural context and development, diverse family systems, child and family health, ethnic minority families, quantitative methodology. 

Fellowships and Research Grants: Annie E. Casey Foundation Emerging Scholars Research Fellowship (2017-2018), Family Strengthening Scholars Research Grant, (2014-2016, HHS, Grant No.90PD0281), National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-2014), University of Arizona Graduate Diversity Fellowship (2010-2011). 

Honors and Awards: Hispanic Alumni Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2016, University of Arizona), Best Research Article on Men in Families by a Student/New Professional (2015, National Council on Family Relations), President's Doctorate Centennial Achievement Award (2014, University of Arizona), Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - Honorable Mention (2011).

MRP 3005   Office Hours:  

Email:   Phone: TBA  


 Dr. J. Ann Moylan

Ann Moylan, Ph.D., Professor, Program Director

Faculty Advisor: Family Life Education Certificate

B.A., Wake Forest University

M.S., Purdue University

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Professional Affiliations:

Infant Development Association of California (IDA)

Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, & Families

National Council on Family Relations

Child Life Council

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.

Areas of specialty: Family Support, Early Intervention, Parent-Child Interaction, Parent Education, Sexuality Education, Child Life, and Preschool Years.

MRP 3025  Office hours:  

Email:  Phone: 916-278-5098