Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Oregon State Assistant Professor Named Co-Editor of ‘Applied Developmental Science’

Dr. John Geldhof, assistant professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has been named co-editor of Applied Developmental Science, the peer-reviewed academic journal on developmental science.

[Photo: Dr. John Geldhof]

Dr. Geldhof’s research focuses on the development of self-regulation across the lifespan, and he has served as the journal’s Methods and Measures section editor since late 2012. The journal has experienced tremendous growth since that time and Dr. Geldhof says he is grateful for the opportunity to continue cultivating the publication’s reputation as a source of cutting-edge theoretical, methodological, and empirical research. Dr. Geldhof, along with Dr. Kristina Callina of Tufts University, will officially begin their editorial duties with the 2018 volume.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Geldhof says. “When I first proposed the Methods and Measures section to the current editors, I had no idea my involvement in the journal would eventually lead to this opportunity. I have very much enjoyed editing the Methods and Measures section for the last several years, as it was an unexpectedly valuable professional development opportunity that allowed me to connect with a diverse set of reviewers in ways I otherwise would not have been able to. The journal has an amazing editorial board and from a professional perspective, I am excited by what this new position has in store.”

The developmental science field integrates research across disciplines – psychology, sociology, family studies, and biology – in order to provide a more holistic understanding of human development. The Applied Development Science journal is a leader in this field and offers an outlet for multidisciplinary research, and it emphasizes research that has practical utility for applied researchers and practitioners.