Susan Bowers Ph.D.

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

Courses Taught

  • 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
  • UHHS 466/566: Theories and Issues in Aging

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

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227
815-753-1891
chhs@niu.edu
The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.
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