Child and Family Studies (323) 343-4590

Yafen Lo
Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Contact: (323) 343-5842
E-mail: ylo2@calstatela.edu

  • Child development
  • Early childhood education

Fluent in: Chinese, Taiwanese.


Edward M. Lopez
Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies; Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
Contact: (323) 343-5414
E-mail: elopez3@calstatela.edu

  • Teaching research methods
  • Ethnic identity and cultural awareness
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Urban families
  • School attrition
  • Retention of ethnic minority youth

Fluent in: Spanish.


Kaveri Subrahmanyam
Professor of Child and Family Studies; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4677
E-mail: ksubrah@calstatela.edu

  • Digital media and development
  • Dual language learning
  • Developmental psychology
  • Media psychology
  • Adolescent development

Marlene Zepeda
Emerita Professor of Child and Family Studies; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4643
E-mail: mzepeda@calstatela.edu

  • Parent-child relations
  • Infant development in Spanish-speaking populations
  • Parent education for Spanish-speaking groups

Fluent in: Spanish.