Dr. Harvey Krahn is a sociologist who has taught and
conducted research at the University of Alberta since 1983. His main research area is the sociology of work and education. Along with school-work and life-course
transitions, he conducts research on immigration,
sustainable consumption, and political attitudes and
Dr. Matt Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Ecology where he teaches courses about couples and families. His primary area of research examines keyvariables responsible for the successful development and maintenance of intimate relationships over time and the consequences of couple relations for psychosocial and health outcomes.
Dr. Margie Lachman is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab at Brandeis University in the area of lifespan development with a focus on mid- and later life. Her current work is aimed at identifying psychosocial and behavioral factors that can protect against, minimize, or compensate for declines in cognition and health.
Jiawen Chen recently completed his PhD in Developmental Science in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. His primary research interests are in key variables affecting psychosocial functioning and the nature and consequences of workplace person-environment fit in the transition from young adulthood to midlife.
Rebecca Horne is a recent MSc graduate from the
Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta and current PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research explores couple relationships and the individual, relational, and contextual factors that contribute to lasting love and satisfying family ties, as well as how gender dynamics influence couple processes.
Dr. Nancy Galambos teaches and conducts research in the Developmental Science area in the Department of
Psychology at the University of Alberta. Her primary research interests are in trajectories of mental health, parent-child relations, and psychosocial maturity extending from adolescence through the transition to adulthood and into midlife.
Dr. Angela Chow is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Indiana
University School of Public Health-Bloomington. She was awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked at the University of Alberta (2011 to 2015). Major research interests include motivational development and learning, transition from adolescence to adulthood and into midlife, and risk and resilience.
Shichen Fang is a PhD candidate in the Developmental
Science area in the Department of Psychology at the
University of Alberta. Her main research interests center
around psychosocial development during the transition to adulthood, continuity and change in parent-child
relationships from adolescence to adulthood, and subjective well-being.
Sarah Somerville is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing her Family Science degree in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. Her interests lie in studying how family and couple relationships change throughout the lifespan.