Maria Rosaria de Guzman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies

Maria Rosario de Guzman works directly in the community to conduct research-based programming, develop educational materials and disseminate information that can help youth gain skills that will make them successful and productive members of society. In her research, she examines the factors that help children and adolescents develop prosocial behaviors (e.g., volunteerism, cooperativeness) and explore how culture impacts upon children’s development. Her research has examined these issues among children and adolescents in Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, the Phillipines, Turkey and the United States.

De Guzman currently supervises student research in the Global Family Health and Wellbeing track through the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.