Kontos Faculty Fellowship

Susan Kontos, the founding director of the Center for Families, was an international authority in the field of early childhood education. In particular, Dr. Kontos was committed to the well-being of children who have traditionally been disadvantaged or underrepresented, particularly children with disabilities.

Kontos Faculty Fellows will focus primarily on optimizing the development of children and youth. All topics in this area will receive serious consideration; topics of particular interest include child care and early childhood education; the health and development of children and youth in challenging contexts; and the inclusion of disadvantaged or underrepresented children and youth in educational, employment, or community settings.

Supported by the Susan Kontos Fund.

Kontos Fellows

  • 2014-2015: Sharon Christ, Human Development and Family Studies
  • 2012-2013: Oliver Wendt, Educational Studies and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • 2009-2010: Jakob Jensen, Communication
  • 2007-2008: Jennifer Dobbs, Human Development and Family Studies
  • 2005-2006: German Posada, Human Development and Family Studies
  • 2004-2005: Volker Thomas
  • 2002-2003: Volker Thomas