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, Kingsley Schroeder via email at kschroeder@springfieldcollege.edu.

Current Members:

Chair (2021-2023) -Kingsley Schroeder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Psychology, Springfield College


Barrett Scroggs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies; The Pennsylvania State University-Mont Alto.
Kathy Sias
, Doctoral Candidate, Florida International University
Shelbie Turner, MPH, Doctoral Candidate in Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University
Deepti Gupta, Doctoral Candidate in Human Development and Childhood Studies, University of Delhi
Kingsley Schroeder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Psychology, Springfield College
Milira Cox, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Family Science and Human Development, Montclair State University
Junghee Yoon, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan State University
Aura Ankita Mishra, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina