Robert P. Moreno

Professor and Chair


Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts
Suite 2210
Mon. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
or by appointment


Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Development, School of Education, Stanford University, 1995

B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Latino families and education

Parent-child teaching interactions

Father involvement


Dr. Moreno is Professor and Department Chair of Family Studies and Community Development. He received his Ph.D. in Child and Adolescent Development from Stanford University and is a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship. His research examines familial and cultural influences on children's learning among Latino families. Prior to arriving at Towson, he was on faculty at Syracuse University where he served as the chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies for eight years.   

Selected Publications

Moreno, R. P., & Chuang, S. (2015). Latino Fathers:  Myths, Reality, and Challenges. In J. L. Roopnarine (Ed.), Fathers across cultures: The importance, roles, and diverse practices of dads (pp. 183-204). Praeger.

Chuang, S. S., Moreno, R. P., & Su, Y. (2013). Moving fathers from the “sidelines”: An exploration of contemporary Chinese fathers in Canada and China. In K. B. Chan & N. C. Hung (Eds.), Advances in research in Chinese families: A global perspective (pp. 343-357). New York, NY: Springer.

Chuang, S. S., Moreno, R. P. (2013). Theoretical perspectives on acculturation and immigration. In M. A. Fine & F. D. Fincham (Eds.), Handbook of family theories:  A content-based approach (pp. 316-337). New York, NY: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.

Moreno, R. P., & Chuang, S. S. (2012). Latino fathers and their involvement in their children’s schooling. In H. Ho & D. B. Hiatt-Michael (Eds.), Promising practices for fathers’ involvement in their children’s education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.