The first guest expert participating in this book study is… (drum-roll please)
Amanda S. Hodel, PhD, is a recent graduate of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hodel holds doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in child psychology, along with an additional bachelor’s degree in statistics. Her graduate training was in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience, conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Kathleen M. Thomas.
Dr. Hodel’s passion for the field of child psychology extends across research and teaching. Her research explores the impact of children’s early life experiences on long-term trajectories of brain development. She is currently a course instructor at the University of Minnesota and at Augsburg College, where she loves conveying her enthusiasm for “babies and brain development” with undergraduate students. Through programs such as Brain Awareness Week and outreach work through the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, Dr. Hodel also shares her expertise with the broader community, including elementary through high school-aged students. Dr. Hodel enjoys hiking and camping through remote areas of the US and Canada with her husband and son (age 2).
Dr. Hodel will be leading our dialogue on Feb. 2nd, 2017, regarding chapter 1 of Sara Langworthy’s book Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity.
*Just joining? You can find all the book study details HERE. Grab your copy of the book (did you enter the book giveaway yet?) and join in for this epic online event beginning on Feb. 1st, 2017! Invite your friends and colleagues to join you! Earn training hours for completing this study!