Rob Weisskirch

Professor of Human Development; Chair of Human Development and Family Science Department
Subjects of expertise/research 

Highest degree
PhD in Human Development


Adolescence, child development, college students, immigrant families, acculturation, social media and youth, technology and parenting, education, language brokering (when kids translate for their parents and other adults), technology and relationships, parenting, and lifespan development

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Robert S. Weisskirch, MSW, Ph.D. is a Professor of Human Development and Chair of the Human Development and Family Science Department at California State University, Monterey Bay.  His research interests focus on language brokering, ethnic identity and acculturation, developmental perspectives on romantic relationships, how technology affects relationships (i.e., parent-adolescent relationships, sexting, and romantic relationships), and pedagogy of adolescent development.  He received his Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of California, Davis, a Master of Social Work from San Diego State University, and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.  He is a three-time award winner from Parenting Media Association for his Father’s Day column in Monterey Bay Parent. 


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