Prevention Scientist Seminar with Stephen Russell, Ph.D.

Stephen Russell, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor of Human Development and Family Science; Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development, University of Texas at Austin

  • Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • The Living Center -- 110 Henderson Building

About the Speaker: Dr. Stephen Russell studies adolescent development, with an emphasis on adolescent sexuality, LGBT youth, and parent-adolescent relationships. Much of his research is guided by a commitment to create social change to support healthy adolescent development. He is most proud of his research that has been used to shape local and state policies and laws for school safety, and his most rewarding work is with trainees: he works with an amazing group of postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and finds supporting their development and learning from them to be the most satisfying part of his job.

Dr. Russell has been involved in community and professional organizations throughout his career, including as Human Relations Commissioner in several cities (Durham, NC; Davis, CA; Tucson, AZ), and currently as chair of the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). He has been an elected board member of the National Council on Family Relations (2005-2008), and is Past-President of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

For more information on Dr. Russell, click here.