Dr. Laura Nathans, an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Worthington Scranton is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumna in Educational Psychology Award from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Nathans received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale University; a research-based master's degree in clinical psychology from Michigan State University; a clinical/therapy training master's degree in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences; and a doctorate in Educational Research with a concentration in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas.
She was chosen for the award by Dr. Abbas Tashakkori, the educational psychology department chair at UNT and a group of educational psychology faculty and staff for her contributions to scholarship in her field.
Dr. Nathans' research interests include home visiting programs; parent involvement in schools; feeding disorders; and infant, toddler and preschooler development.
She has published eight peer-reviewed journal articles and one chapter, and her work has been cited internationally.
She lives in Scranton.