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Dr. Barbara L. Welles-Nystrom

Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
bwelles-nystrom@fairfield.edu
o: Canisius Hall Rm 114
p: x3262

 

B.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

Current Research Interests

Research interests of Dr. Welles-Nystrom include reproductive health issues, particularly in relation to pregnancy and the early postpartum period of life for the infant and her parents. Much of her cross-cultural comparative research is framed within qualitative research methods with a feminist perspective. Dr. Welles has conducted several international studies of families, including mother-infant interaction in Russia, based at the Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm, Sweden and childrearing practices of Swedish parents, with colleagues at University of Connecticut. Both of these studies continue to produce research and Dr. Welles-Nystrom is still an active participant in these projects. Furthermore, Dr. Welles-Nystrom is interested in educational exchange programs for students and teachers in non-Western countries.    

Courses Taught

  1. ED 241: Educational Psychology
  2. ED 499: Intro to Educ Research
  3. ED 511: EducSocRespons&CivicEngagement
  4. ED 512: ContempSchooling in Society
  5. ED 522: Learning & Child's Experience
  6. ED 523: Glbl&Soc-CultPers Lrng&Develop
  7. ED 595: Ind Stdy/Curr & Teaching
  8. FT 430: ContmpFam:Cult,Rel,Chld&Comm
  9. FT 447: Life-Span Human Development
  10. PY 111: Dev Psychology for Non-Majors