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Parenting over the life course with Rachel Dunifon, Interim Dean, College of Human Ecology

How does parenting change over the life-course?
How does the context in which parents live influence their parenting behavior? 

Join fellow Cornellians to hear Rachel Dunifon, Interim Dean of the College of Human Ecology, speak on parenting at every stage of life in the modern age. She will discuss the role of grandparents and how they play an integral part in child development. Learn about current family and child policy and what programs are leading the way in addressing the needs of children.Dean Dunifon will also share a brief update and answer questions about the University today.

Rachel Dunifon’s research has been published in top developmental psychology, public policy and family demography journals, and she is the recipient of numerous externally funded grants from organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the USDA, and the William T. Grant Foundation.  


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

$25 per person
, which includes a special dessert reception

RSVP by October 15

Registration questions?
Please contact Deb Surine at dc97@cornell.edu or 607-255-7802
Event questions? Please contact Nancy Dreier at nma5@cornell.edu or 310.694.0851

Rachel Dunifon is Interim Dean of the College of Human Ecology and Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.
She received a B.A. in Psychology from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
Prior to joining Cornell as a faculty member in 2001, she was the recipient of a NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan.
Dunifon’s research focuses on child and family policy, examining the ways in which policies, programs and family settings influence the development
of less-advantaged children. Her new book, You’ve Always Been There for Me: Understanding the Lives of Grandchildren Raised by Grandparents 
(Rutgers University Press) draws upon unique multi-method data to understand dynamics in households in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren.

This event is sponsored by Cornell University and the College of Human Ecology

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable
all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To
request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact
Nancy Dreier at nma5@cornell.edu.