Hiram Fitzgerald

University Distiguished Professor

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

Research Statement

Dr. Fitzgeralds research includes studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Early Head Start and/or Head Start programs on child development. This work includes a partnership with the Intertribal Council of Michigan, and participation on the national steering committee for American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start programs, the Native Children's Research Exchange, and the Nationall Training Center for Tribal Head Start. His research also focuses on fathers and child development, community engaged scholarship, etiology of alcoholism, and infant mental health.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Fitzgerald, H. E., Farrell, P., Barnes, J. V., Belleau, A., Gerde, H., Thompson, N., Lee, K-S., Calcatera, M., & Parish, A.
    Wiba Anung: transformational change in Tribal Head Star
    2013, Going public: Civic and community engagement; East Lansing: MSU Press137-161
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., & Bockneck, E. L.
    Fathers, children, and the risk-resilience continuum
    2013, Handbook of father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives, 2:168-185
  • Blow, A., Ganoczy, D., Kees, M., Valenstine, m., Gorman, L., Marcus, S., Firtzgerald, H. E., & Chermack, S.
    Hazardous drinking and impact on family functioning in the first two months post deployment
    2013, Journal of Family Psychology, 27:303-313
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., Wong, M. M., & Zucker, R. A.
    Early origins of alcohol use and abuse: Mental representations, relataionships, and the risk-resilience contiuum
    2013, In N. Suchman, m. Pajulo & L. C. mayes (eds). Parenting and substance addiction: Developmental approaches to intervention126-155
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., & Bradley, R.
    Paternal family relationships, child risk, and child outcomes
    2013, Family Science, 3:141-144
  • McKelvey, L. M., Burrow, N. A., Pemberton, J. L., Labory, J., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Bradley, R. H.
    Do supportive fathers moderate the effects of mothers' alcohol use on children's externalizing behavior problems?
    2013, Family Science, 3:189-200
  • Brophy-Herb, H., Martoccio, T., Hillaker, B., Stansbury, K., Harewood, T., Senechi, N., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    Profiles of low-income maternal well-being and family climate: Relations to toddler boys' and girls' behaviors
    2013, Family Relations, 62:326-430
  • McKelvey, L. M., Bokony, P. A., Swindle, T., Conneers-Barrow, N. A., Schiffman, R. F., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    Father teaching interactions with toddlers at risk: Impacts on child cognitive outcomes.
    2012, Family Science, 2:146-155
  • Fitzgerald, H. E. & Farrell, P
    Fulfilling he promise: Creating a child develoment research agenda with Native Communities
    2012, Child Development Perspectives, 6:75-78
  • Gerde, H. K., Barnes, J. V., Belleau, A., Rau, L., farrell, P. A., Parish, A., Calcatera, M., & Fitzgerald, H. E.
    A systematic evaluation of the cultural content and langauge instruction in American Indian Head Start
    2012, Journal of American Indian Education, 51:10-63
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., Bruns, K., Sonka, S, T., Furco, A., & Swanson, K.
    Centrality of engagement in higher education
    2012, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16:7-27
  • Fitzgerald, H. E., & Simon, L. A. K.
    The world grant ideal and engagement scholarship
    2012, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16:33-55
  • Jackson, L. A., Witt, E. A., Games, A., Fitzgerald, H. E., & von Eye, A
    Information technology use and creativity: Findings from the children and technology project
    2012, Computrers in Human Behavior, 28:370-376
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