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Susan Bowers Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Division: Family and Consumer Sciences
Unit: Family and Child Studies
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 164
Office Phone: 815-753-8537
Office Fax: 815-753-1321
Email: drbowers@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 331: Inclusive Program Planning for Infants, Toddlers & Their Parents
  • HDFS 434/534: Administration and Supervision of Quality Programs for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds
  • HDFS 437/537: Parent-Child Interaction from Birth to Eight Years
  • HDFS 439/539: Infant Development in the Family: Typical & Atypical
  • HDFS 685: Family Stress and Structural Diversity

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, Human Development and Family Relations 

Research Interests

  • Family day care
  • Eldercare and widowhood
  • Professional issues in early childhood education
  • Caregiving across the lifespan
  • Parenting