Assistant Professor — Child & Family Studies
Love, H., May, R.W., Cui, M., & Fincham, F. D. (2019). Helicopter parenting, self-control, and school burnout among emerging adults. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01560-z
WHAT AREA DO YOU TEACH?
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science, Florida State University
M.S., Psychology (Developmental Sequence), Illinois State University
B.S., Psychology with a minor in Sociology, Northern Illinois University
YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING:
As a teacher, my goal is to help students become more intrinsically motivated and thus more comfortable with. their educational experiences. I hope to shift students to become more intrinsically motivated to learn by incorporating multiple modes of teaching course content including instructional videos, class activities, and supplemental materials. I also believe that students may be more willing to learn when information resonates with them. I design course assignments that encourage students to relate course materials with their own course of development and experiences. College students are going through many transitions socially, cognitively, and physically. I want to make the learning process as stress free and enjoyable for them as possible. By bringing positivity to learning in my class, I hope students will try to apply the same attitude to other classes and their education as a whole.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TEACH?
I have always been passionate about my education and research and want the opportunity to provide others with the enriching experiences that I had.
My research has been accepted at annual national and international conferences. I was also fortunate to be interviewed by CNBC.com's Make It for my research on overparenting and college student school burnout.
Upon receiving my Ph.D. at Florida State I was also honored with the Dean's Scholar Award for Exceptional Academic Performance
ORGANIZATION WITH WHICH YOU ARE INVOLVED
National Council on Family Relations
BEST ADVICE FOR STUDENTS
Your path is not set in stone, take time to find something you are truly passionate about and give yourself a chance to pursue your dreams.