Society for the Study of Human Development

Emerging Scholars

SSHD - Emerging Scholars Committee

The SSHD Emerging Scholars (ES) committee consists of students, post-docs, and early career faculty who are interested in working to provide career development and networking opportunities for all emerging scholars in SSHD. This includes proposing, developing, and implementing programs, activities, and events in collaboration with other SSHD committees (e.g., Steering, Activities, Conference Planning). Recent examples include the Emerging Scholars Dinner held regularly at the biennial SSHD conference, and career development webinars organized by the Activities Committee.

Interested in joining the committee? The ES Committee welcomes nominations of exceptional graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and early career faculty from around the world to join the committee who will represent the next cohort of multidisciplinary life-span researchers. The Emerging Scholars Committee is committed to supporting diversity in the life span developmental / life course research community, and particularly encourages individuals from under-represented groups to inquire about joining. Please direct any questions to the current chair of the committee, Noah Webster via email at

Current Members:

  • Chair (2017-2019) - Noah Webster, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Jennifer Agans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University
  • Milira Cox, MS, LMFT, Doctoral Fellow,¬†Institute for Research on Youth Thriving and Evaluation, Department of Family Science and Human Development, Montclair State University
  • Eleanor Fisk, B.A., Graduate Student, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut
  • Sherrell Hicklen House, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Child Development and Family Studies, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Alan Meca, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Old Dominion University
  • Roxanne N. Rashedi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Kingsley Schroeder, M.S., Developmental Area Graduate Student, Psychology Department, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Barrett Scroggs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto