Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Faculty and Staff

Karen Doneker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:   College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 2237
Phone:   410-704-2293
Fax:   410-704-3612

Karen Doneker Mancini

Education and Certifications

Ph.D.: Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware

M.Ed.: Counseling, University of Delaware

B.S.: Marketing and Management, Philadelphia University

Courses Taught

FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies

FMST 301 Family Relationships

FMST 302 Theories of Family Functioning

Areas of Research/Professional Interest

  • Disabilities across the lifespan
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Education and disability policy
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Family systems and support

Recent Publications

Eisenman, L & Mancini, K. (2010). College perspectives and issues. In M. Grigal & Hart, D. (eds), Think college: Post-secondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities (pp.161-188). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

Settles, B., Zhao, J., Mancini, K., Rich, A., Pierre, S. & Oduor, A. (2009). Grandparents caring for grandchildren: Emerging roles and exchanges in the global perspective. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 40(4), 827-852.






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