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Hiram Fitzgerald

University Distiguished Professor

PhD, Experimental Child Psychology, University of Denver, 1967
MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Denver, 1964
BS, Psychology, Biology, Lebanon Valley College, 1962

Research Statement

Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., is associate provost for university outreach and engagement and university distinguished professor of psychology, at Michigan State University. He has been involved with research on infants and young children since 1964, has been associated with the Michigan Longitudinal Study of Family Risk for Alcoholism over the Life Course for 30 years. He is a member of the steering committees of the Native Children’s Research Exchange, the Tribal Research Center for Early Childhood Education, and the national research team overseeing the Tribal Family and Children Experiences Survey. Fitzgerald’s major areas of research include the study of infant and family development in community contexts, the impact of fathers on early child development, implementation of systemic community models of organizational process and change, the etiology of alcoholism, and broad issues related to the scholarship of engagement.

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Selected Publications

  • Fitzgerald, H. E. & Puttler, L. I. (Eds).
    Alcohol Use Disorders: A developmental science approach to etiology
    2018, New York: Oxford University Press
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L. & Bargerstock, B.
    Public research universities as engines for economic development and innovation
    2018, A. Furco, R. Bruininks, R. J. Jones, & K. Kent (Eds). Re-envisioning the Public
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., Bargerstock, B., van Egeren, L., & Zientek, R.
    Community engagement scholarship, research universities, and the scholarship of integration
    2017, J. Sachs & L. Clark (Eds). Learning through community engagement: vision and practice in higher education31-52
  • Fitzgerald, H.E. & McKelvey, L. M.
    Infant mental health: Intervention and prevention
    2017, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology1-14
  • McKinney, M., Fitzgerald, H. E., Winn, D-M, & Babcock,
    Public Policy, Child Development Research and Boys at Risk: Challenging, Enduring and Necessary Partnership
    2017, Infant Mental Health Journal, 38:166-176
  • Lyons-Ruth, K., Todd Manly, J., Von Klitzing, K., Tamminen, T., Emde, R., Fitzgerald, H., Paul, C., Keren, M., Berg, A., Foley, M. & Watanabe, H.
    The worldwide burden of infant mental health and emotional disorder report of the World Association for Infant Mental Health
    2017, Infant Mental Health Journal
  • Bocknek, E. L., Dayton, C., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Raveau, H., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    Routine Active playtime with fathers is associated with toddlers’ emotion regulation competencies
    2017, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 38:
  • Golding, P., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    The Psychology of boys at risk: Indicators from 0-5
    2017, Infant Mental Health Journal, 38:5-14
  • Puttler, L. I., Fitzgerald, H. E., Heitzig, M., & Zucker, R. A.
    Boys early risk factors in the development of alcohol problems, and the development of the self: An interconnected matrix
    2017, Infant Mental Health Journal, 38:
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., Bruns, K., Sonka, S. T., Furco, A., & Swanson, L.
    Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education
    2016, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 20:223-244
  • Golding, P., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    Trauma and boys zero to three: What’s different
    2016, Zero to Three Journal, 36:12-17
  • Jester, J. M., Wong. M. M., Cranford, J. A., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Zucker, R. A.
    Alcohol expectancies in childhood: Change with the onset of drinking and ability to predict adolescent drunkenness and binge drinking
    2015, Addiction, 111:71-79
  • Fitzgerald, H E., Bocknek, E. L., Hossain, Z., & Roggman, L.
    Reflections on fathers and infant mental health
    2015, Infant Mental Health Journal, 36:75-77
  • Fitzgerald, H. E. & Zientek, R.
    Learning Cities, Systems Change, and Community Engagement Scholarship
    2015, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 145:21-33
  • McNall, M., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Brown, R. E., Doberneck, D., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    Systemic engagement: Universities as partners in systemic approaches to community change
    2015, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 19:1-25
  • McKelvey, L., Schiffman, R. F., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H.E., Reischl, R. M., Hawver, S., & DeLuca, M. C.
    Examining long-term effects of infant mental health home-based Early Head Start program on family strengths and resilience
    2015, Infant Mental Health Journal, 36:353-365
  • Parra-Cardona, J. R., Aguilar, E., Wieling, E., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Fitzgerald, H.
    Closing the gap between two countries: Feasibility of dissemination of an evidence-based parenting intervention in México
    2015, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41:465-480
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