Online Publications Team

The online publications team consists of:

Editor, Online Publications

Andrew P. Smiler, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and psychotherapist residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and has had previous faculty appointments at SUNY-Oswego and Wake Forest University. Dr. Smiler’s research on issues of gender roles and adolescent sexuality has resulted in extensive publications aimed at researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and the lay public.

Associate Editor, Online Publications

Elizabeth H. Weybright, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Adolescent Extension Specialist at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at Pennsylvania State University. Her research centers on understanding the relationship between adolescent development and leisure, or free time use, from a prevention perspective. Specifically, she identifies how the leisure context promotes healthy development or contributes to engagement in risk behavior to inform intervention approaches.


Associate Editor, Teaching Resources

Linda Juang, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She received her B.A. in Child Development from the University of Minnesota, her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Michigan State University, and completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Jena, Germany. Prior to her current position, she taught at San Francisco State University for 11 years and at the University of California at Santa Barbara for 3 years. Her research focuses on how experiences of immigration relate to adolescents’ and young adults’ development and  adjustment in family, school, and community contexts.

Associate Editor, Online Publications

Albert J. Ksinan received his M.S. in Psychology from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Family Sciences at University of Kentucky. His research focuses on the development of delinquent behaviors, personality, behavior genetics, and application of new quantitative methods.


Associate Editor, Social Media

Shannon D. Snapp, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at California State University, Monterey Bay. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Boston College and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Arizona. She uses interdisciplinary and mixed- methods research to examine practices and policies that support and hinder underrepresented young people’s well-being, with a focus on the experiences of LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and youth whose identities and experiences intersect. She currently teaches “Social Psychology and Social Justice” and a new course she developed called “How to Love” on the art and science of love and intimacy. In addition to her academic work, Shannon is trained in yoga, reiki, and meditation and enjoys bringing these restorative practices into academia and the broader community.

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