Human Development and Family Science

Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES)

306 F Remsen Hall

Queens College, City University of New York

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY 11367-1597

 

Phone: (718) 997 4157; Fax: (718) 997 4163

Email: Mihaela.Robila@qc.cuny.edu

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

07/2022 - present    Intermittent Expert, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

07/2023 - 06/2024   Interim Chair, Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

09/2021 - 07/2022    AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation

08/2020 - 12/2020   Special Assistant to the Provost for Graduate Studies, Queens College, CUNY

08/2016 - 08/2017   Deputy Department Chair, FNES, Queens College, CUNY

08/2012 - present    Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Queens College, CUNY

01/2009 - 07/2012   Associate Professor, Family Studies, Queens College, CUNY

08/2003 - present    Program Director and Advisor, Human Development and Family Science, Queens College, CUNY

08/2003 - 12/2008   Assistant Professor, Family Studies, Queens College, CUNY

EDUCATION

2002    Ph.D., Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

1999    M. A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

1997    B. S., Psychology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

 

Spring 2003 Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Fall 2002 Tufts University, Child Development Department, Boston, MA

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Jan Trost Award, National Council on Family Relations International Section

2023

Florence Kaslow Distinguished Contribution to International Family Psychology Award, American Psychological Association, Division 43 Society for Family Psychology

2020

HERS Leadership Institute for Women in Higher Education alumna

2020
Provost s Faculty Fellowship, Queens College, CUNY 2019-2020
National Council on Family Relations International Section Chair 2017-2019
Fulbright Specialist Award - University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal 2016
Fulbright Specialist Award - Seoul National University, South Korea 2012

Fellow, American Psychological Association,              

Division 37 Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice   

2013

Division 43 Family Psychology   

2012

Division 52 International Psychology   

2011

Carolyn Attneave Diversity Award, American Psychological Association, Division 43 Society for Family Psychology

2010

National Council on Family Relations Representative to the United Nations

2009 - present
The Spencer Foundation Grant 2009-2011
U.S. Department of State, American Councils Advanced Research Fellowship 2008-2009
Fahs-Beck Fund for Research Faculty Grant 2008-2009
Jacobs Foundation Publication Award 2004
Dissertation Grant, Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland 2001
Soros Foundation Award 1997
Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship 1997-2000
National Scholarship and Fellowship, Romania 1992-1997
 

VISITING ACADEMIC

 

Spring 2018 Center for Gender Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Fall 2017 UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti, Florence, Italy
Fall 2017 UN Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland
Spring 2011 Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, UK
Fall 2010 Department of Sociology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

TEACHING (recent)

*Ethics and Professional Development (FNES 360), 2019-

Research Methods II (FNES 797), 2004-

Research Methods I (FNES 796), 2004-

The Child in the Family (FNES 745), 2003-

*Counseling Sexuality (FNES 356), 2010-

*Child and Family Policies (FNES 249), 2006-

*Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (FNES347), 2006-

*Families and Communities (FNES 348 - new course into curriculum),2005-

Family Relations (FNES 147), 2015-

Child Development and Parenting (FNES 140), 2005-

Family Issues and Conflict Resolution (FNES 349), 2004-

Problems in the Family (FNES 248), 2003-

* new course developed and introduced into curriculum