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Human Development and Family Studies



The main administrative and advisement offices of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies are located in 111 Alison Hall West, (302) 831-6500. Staff and advisors are available to help students with registration, policy questions, and day-to-day academic problems.

Elise Colomb, Clinical Coordinator, supports Early Childhood Education teacher candidates during their field placements.

Cait Coster, Administrative Assistant, is here to help with many student concerns, particularly undergraduate registration and course scheduling.

Danielle Dolan, Academic Advisor, is here to assist current and prospective students with course planning, career exploration, academic questions, etc.

Amber Ridgeway, Field Placement Specialist, is available to support Human Services students and field placement supervisors involved in the internship process.

Dr. Lynn Worden, Undergraduate Coordinator, oversees HDFS advisement. An advisement team is available to provide one-on-one consultations and academic advisement for undergraduate students. Faculty also have office hours for advisement and/or can be contacted by appointment.

Sarah Yarrusso, the Business Administrator and Assistant to the Department’s Chair, Dr. Bahira Trask, handles departmental finances and general department matters.

Department of Human Development & Family Studies •  111 Alison Hall West •  Newark, DE 19716 •  USA • Phone: 302-831-6500 Fax: 302-831-8776 E-mail: hdfs-dept@udel.edu   © 2014