Christine Wade

Christine Wade

Department Head

Associate Professor

Human Development & Family Sciences Program Option



  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology (Statistics minor), University of Wyoming, 2008
  • M.S. Developmental Psychology, University of Wyoming, 2005
  • B.S. Psychology and Mathematics, Willamette University, 2001

Courses Taught

  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Fundamentals of Aging and Human Development
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Developmental Contexts across the Lifespan
  • Lifespan Development
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Behavior Disorders of Childhood
  • Perspectives in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Philosophical and Research Perspectives in Family and Consumer Sciences

Research Interests

  • Qulity indicators in out-of-school settings/after-school programs
  • Effects of out-of-school time settings and programs on developmental outcomes
  • Effects of youth development training on effectiveness of out-of-school providers
  • Public policy as it relates to out-of-school time programming
  • Facilitating "adulting" skills in young adults
  • Children’s cognitive development

Selected Publications

Kinder, C. J., Gaudreault, K. L., Wade, C. E., & Woods, A. M. (Early Winter, 2019). At-risk youth in an afterschool program: Structured vs. unstructured PA. The Physical Educator, 76(5), 1157-1180.

Wade, C. E., Cameron, B. A., Morgan, K., & Williams, K. C. (2016). Key components of online group projects: Faculty perceptions. Quarterly Review of Online Education, 17(1), 33-41.

Wade, C. E. (2015). The effects of after-school program participation: Positive relationships foster social-emotional development in children. Children and Youth Services Review48, 70-79.

Morgan, K., Williams, K.C., Cameron, B.A., Wade, C.E. (2014). Faculty perceptions of online group work. Quarterly Review of Online Education, 15(4), 37-41.

Wade, C. E., Cameron, B. A., Morgan, K., & Williams, K. C. (2011). Online group projects: Are interpersonal relationships necessary for developing trust? Online Education, 32(3), 383-396.

Bartsch, K., Wade, C. E., & Estes, D. (2011). Attention to beliefs during persuasion: Spontaneous and selected arguments to people and puppets. Social Development, 20(2), 316-333.

Dearing, E. & Wade, C. E. (2004). Poverty. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.



Contact Us

Dr. Christine Wade

Office: AG C 251

Phone: (307) 766-4145


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