Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D.

Title: Chair and Professor
Division: Family and Consumer Sciences
Unit: Human Development and Family Sciences
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 121
Office Phone: 815-753-6342
Office Fax: 815-753-1321

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 483/583: Social Policy, Children, and Families
  • HDFS 484/584: Family Theories


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Human Development and Social Policy
  • M.A., Wheaton College, Educational Studies
  • B.A., Fort Wayne Bible College, Christian Education

Research Interests

  • Mental health services, outcomes, research and policy
  • Child and family serving systems including mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare and education
  • Family dynamics and atypical adolescent development
  • Supervision in human service agencies
  • Child maltreatment and delinquency

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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