November 10, 2017

Dr. Erica Coates has joined the Department of Family Science as a 2017 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, one of six selected from the University of Maryland’s inaugural President’s postdoctoral cohort.

In a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Maryland in all academic fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities, UMD’s Presidential Postdoc Fellow program seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education and at the University of Maryland.

We welcome Dr. Coates, a clinical psychologist who received her PhD at the University of South Florida and has since worked as a child outpatient intern with the VA Maryland Health Care System at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her recent research focuses on fatherhood, with a particular interest in father-infant relationships and perceptions of fatherhood in the black community. She will be assisting both Associate Professor Kevin Roy and Associate Professor Mia Smith-Bynum with their research on fatherhood and black families. The Family Science department welcomes Dr. Coates and looks forward to the collaborative research that will surely ensue.

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