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CDFS Faculty Carol Markstrom

Dr Carol A. Markstrom

Professor of Child Development and Family Studies
Department Technology, Learning and Culture
West Viriginia University
506G Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
Phone: (304) 293-3344
carol.markstrom@mail.wvu.edu


Research Interests

  • Adolescent development
  • Identity formation
  • Ethnic identity
  • Risk, protection, resiliance,
  • Positive youth development
  • Cultural context of adolescent development
  • American Indian adolescents and families

Education

  • September 1985-December 1988 – Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Dissertation Title: The Effects of Social Perspective-Taking Training and Ideological Perspective-Taking Training on Ego-Identity Formation in Late Adolescence.
  • September 1982-June 1985 – M.S. in Child Development and Family Relations, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. Thesis Title: Imaginary Audience Behavior in Native American and Caucasian Adolescents.
  • September 1976-August 1981 – B.S. in Family Relationships, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Teaching Experience

  • July 2006-Present – Professor, Department of Technology, Learning, and Culture, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University.
  • July 2002-June 2006 – Professor; July 1996-June 2002 – Associate Professor; August 1993-June 1996 – Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University.
  • July 1990-June 1993 – Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Family Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.
  • August 1988-June 1990 – Temporary Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
  • 1986 – 1990 – Instructor, Department of Family and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
  • March 1983-June 1985 – Instructor in Social Sciences, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Nation Community College, Sisseton, South Dakota.

Professional Experience

  • 2006-Present – Research Associate, Nova Scotia Agricultural College/Rural Research Centre
  • 2003-2009 – Member of the Advisory Board of the West Virginia University Press
  • 2002-Present – Coordinator of Child Development and Family Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, WVU
  • 2005-06 – Chair of Division Promotion, Tenure, and Peer Evaluation Committee
  • Core Member of Native American Studies Program, WVU
  • Teach Native American Studies, and supervise students in independent studies and research projects.
  • Participate in monthly meetings and assist in planning and carrying out events: Peace Tree
  • Ceremony, Elder-In-Residence Program, Diversity Week at WVU
  • Interim Coordinator (2002-2003)
  • Organizer of Native American Film Festival (October 2003)
  • Organizer of Poster Session for Eastern Woodland American Indian Conference, October 2001
    • 1998-Present Faculty Associate to Center for Women’s Studies, WVU
         *Participant and presenter at Women and Creativity Conference (October 2004)
         * Recipient of 2002-03 Judith Gold Stitzel Endowment for Excellence in Teaching and
         Scholarship in Women’s Studies
         * Member of Organizing Committee for Gender and Research Workshop at WVU (May 2001)
         *Research Subcommittee (2001)
         *Curriculum Subcommittee (2000-2003; 2004-2005)
    • 1999-Present – North American Regional Editor (Psychological Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Identity), Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research
    • 1994-Present – Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Early Adolescence
    • 2002-Present – Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Adolescence
    • Ad hoc review of manuscripts: Child Development, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Adolescent Research, Western Journal of Communication, and Sex Roles
    • 2001-2006 – Participating member of NC-1002-How do structured out-of-school experiences contribute to positive youth development? (Includes 13 Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Stations, USDA, Multistate Research Office)

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • National Indian Education Association
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • Society for Research on Identity Formation
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • National Council on Family Relations

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 – Outstanding Service Award – Division of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2003 – Outstanding Researcher of the Year – Division of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2003 – Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to “Extension ‘CARES’...For America’s Children and Youth National Initiative”, USDA, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
  • 2002 – Recipient of 2002 Judith Gold Stitzel Endowment for Excellence in Women’s Studies Teaching and Learning
  • 2000 – Teacher of the Year, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University
  • 1999 – Researcher of the Year, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University
  • 1997-1998-1999 – Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University
  • 1996 – Recipient of Junior Faculty Certificate of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, National Honor Society of Agriculture and Forestry
  • 1994 – Elected Member of Gamma Sigma Delta, National Honor Society of Agriculture and Forestry.

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