The Shaw Center administration offers their time and expertise to affiliated faculty and students. If you are in need of support to plan, conduct, or disseminate research, please reach out to the staff below.

  • Kristin Valentino, Ph.D.

    William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Director, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Professor of Psychology

    Phone: (574) 631-0957

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  • Jen Burke Lefever, Ph.D.

    Managing Director

    Dr. Lefever supports grant writing, consults on research methods and analysis, provides additional mentorship to students, and assists in the hiring, training, and management of staff.

    Phone: (574) 631-8595

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  • Heidi Miller

    Coordinator for Participant Recruitment and Community Liaison

    Heidi is a connection between the Shaw Center and the surrounding community. She helps coordinate between faculty, students, community partners, and potential participants. Heidi is the also the project manager for Heart 2 Heart #4mykids.

    Phone: (574) 631-0952

  • Terri Sweeney, M.S.


    Terri coordinates the write-up of new grants and re-submissions, writes progress reports to funding agencies and manages the financial side of various grant budgets. She is the building manager and supports the day-to-day center-related activities.

    Phone: (574) 631-0959