Lab News


  • We’re hiring a Research Specialist. This is a two-year position to begin this summer. Come join us!


  • Congratulations to Hannah Chen, undergraduate RA, for graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies! We are excited to see your impact on the world as you pursue your career in social work!
  • Members of the MAKE IT lab attended the 2022 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN, where they presented on their ongoing research projects.
  • We are thrilled to welcome Maya Carter as a new graduate student in the MAKE IT lab! Maya joins us after having completed her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.
  • The Bevier Hall lab space has been completely updated with new paint, windows, and furniture.


  • Dr. Hardesty & Dr. Ogolsky have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of the SAFeR training program and were featured in the ACES news and the News-Gazette.