Office of Social Service Research & Development: Faculty & Staff

  Name Contact Research Areas
Guin

Cecile Guin

Director

229 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-4838

lsuossrd@lsu.edu

 
  • Pathways to Crime
  • Death Penalty Mitigation
  • Delinquent and Criminal Behavior: Causes, Prevention and Rehabilitation
Bentley

Eugene Bentley

Coordinator, Youth Empowerment Program (YEP Village)

330 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-0433

ebentley@lsu.edu

  • The relationship between parental involvement and academic achievement on African American middle school students
  • Play therapy and its effectiveness on middle school students
  • The correlation between single parenting and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders
Lavelle

Kate LaVelle

Research Associate

225-578-1019

klavelle@lsu.edu 

  • Child and Family Resilience
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Evaluation and Intervention Research
Maberry

Steven Maberry

Research Associate

210 Huey P. Long Fieldhouse

smaber1@lsu.edu 

 

  • Violent Crime Prevention
  • Emerging Technology
  • The relationship between social media and behavior
Erica Mattingly 

Erica Mattingly

Enrichment Specialist

 

330 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-0433

eemattingly@lsu.edu

  • Social and mental health services to children and families
  • International approaches to child and family policy, poverty and inequality, and health disparities
  • Empathy and culture
 Moles

Aimee Moles

Research Associate

215 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-4838

amoles@lsu.edu  

  • Development of Integrated, Thriving Communities
  • Improvement of Perinatal Outcomes
  • Social Work Education
 Rhodes

Judith Rhodes

Associate Professor of Research

231 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-4948

jrhode9@lsu.edu  

  • School dropout prevention
  • School social work
  • Intervention research
 

Madalina Robison

Assistant Director

215 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-4899

mrobison@lsu.edu

 
 Robison

Samuel Robison

Assistant Professor of Research

237 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-7153 

srobis2@lsu.edu 

  • Program evaluation and intervention research
  • Life pathways of at-risk children and youth
  • Foreign policy analysis and the political psychology of foreign policy elites
 Jada Thomas-Smith

Jada Thomas-Smith

Research Associate

228 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-3731

jtsmith@lsu.edu 

  • Interventions for high-risk children and families
  • Effective parenting strategies and techniques
  • School engagement
 Washington

Melanie Washington

Director, Youth Empowerment Program (YEP Village)

232 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-6117

melaniew@lsu.edu

  • Mental Health
  • Child and Family Social Work
  • Social Justice Issues
 Elizabeth Winchester

Elizabeth Winchester

Research Associate

236 Huey P. Long Field House

225-578-1016

eatkins@lsu.edu 

  • Truancy, juvenile delinquency, and violent crime prevention
  • Evaluation and impact research
  • Family and child development

 

 

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