Barrett Scroggs’ program of research explores substance use in sexual and gender minority (SGM) emerging adults. Grounded in an ecological and developmental framework, he studies how SGM emerging adults feel a sense of identification with their community, how contextual factors shape their self-esteem, and how these factors are associated with variance in their substance use. He is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Mont Alto and serves as a member of the Penn State Presidential Commission on LGBTQ Equity. He oversees the Scroggs Growth and Mental Health Lab.
Ph.D., Life-Span Human Development, Kansas State University, 2018 M.A., Drama Therapy, Kansas State University, 2015 B.S.Ed., Theatre Education, Columbus State University, 2010
- HDFS 129: Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
- HDFS 239: Adolescent Development
- HDFS 254N: Reading Our Lives: Understanding Diversity and Human Development Through Memoirs
- HDFS 433: Developmental Transition to Adulthood
- HDFS 497: Identity Development
- PSYCH 412: Adolescence