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What We Know About Parenting... It Never Ends!

  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines 11480 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA, 92037 United States (map)

How does parenting change over the life-course? How does the context in which parents live influence their parenting behavior?

Rachel Dunifon, Interim Dean of the College of Human Ecology will present her research focused on the factors that influence parenting at every life stage. Her research has been published in top developmental psychology, public policy and family demography journals, and she is the recipient of numerous externally funded grants from organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the USDA, and the William T. Grant Foundation.  Dean Dunifon will also share a brief update and answer questions about the University today.


11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

$25 per person, which includes a special dessert reception

RSVP by October 15 

Registration questions? Please contact Deb Surine at or 607-255-7802 Event questions? Please contact Nancy Dreier at or 310.694.0851

Rachel Dunifon is Interim Dean of the College of Human Ecology and Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management. She received a B.A. in Psychology from  Davidson College and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Cornell as a faculty member in 2001, she was the recipient of a NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Dunifon’s research focuses on child and family policy, examining the ways in which policies, programs and family settings influence the development of less-advantaged children. Her new book, You’ve Always Been There for Me: Understanding the Lives of Grandchildren Raised by Grandparents (Rutgers University Press) draws upon unique multi-method data to understand dynamics in households in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren.