Child Development & Family Relations
       Featured Faculty and Staff --- Dr. Jennifer Hodgson
Professor, Child Development and Family Relations

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Medical Family Therapy, Illness and Disability Across the Lifespan, Introduction to Gerontology, Doctoral Practicum, Internship, and Dissertation, Special Topic in Teaching Behavioral Medicine in a Family Medicine Residency Program

Research and Personal Interests:
Integrated Care, Medical Family Therapy, Biopsychosocial and spiritual studies related to healthcare issues, processes, and outcomes

Education:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Family Therapy at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, from June, 1997 - July, 1998.

 Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies; Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE Accredited), received August 1997 from Iowa State University.

 M.S. in Applied Family & Child Studies; Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE Accredited) received May 1994 from Northern Illinois University.

 B.A. Summa Cum Laude received May 1992 from The University of Akron; Major: Psychology.

Awards won and who awarded them to you
2011 East Carolina University, Department of Child Development and Family Relation’s Outstanding Research Award

2011 Inductee to the East Carolina University Servire Society

2010 Treasured Pirate Award for “Effective Leadership”

2010 East Carolina University, Centennial Award for Excellence in Ambition

2010 Treasured Pirate Award for “Outstanding Delivery of Service”

2009 East Carolina University, College of Human Ecology, Award for Excellence in Number of Grants Awarded for 2008-2009

2009 East Carolina University, Department of Child Development and Family Relation’s Outstanding Leadership Award

2008 Treasured Pirate Award for “Outstanding Delivery of Service”

2008 Nominated for Editor of the Journal of Families, Systems and Health

2008 Inductee to the East Carolina University Servire Society

2006 Outstanding Faculty Award, East Carolina University College Panhellenic Association

2005 Outstanding Faculty Award, East Carolina University College Panhellenic Association

2004 Participant in the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute

2004 Participant in the East Carolina University Inaugural Leadership Academy

2003 Scholar-Teacher Award, East Carolina University

2003 Outstanding Faculty Award, East Carolina University College Panhellenic Association

What City, State, or Country are you originally from?
Cleveland Ohio

Some type of quote you live by:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

Something interesting about yourself?
I have three children ages 7, 3 and 2 and a wonderful husband who inspires me to be a better mother, wife, and person

 

     
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