Professor Biblarz studies the causes and consequences of social inequalities in the United States over time, with an emphasis on family and intergenerational issues. Current projects include an examination of how parents' gender matters for children's development; a study of the relationship between sexual orientation and patterns of social mobility; and an investigation of differences in the division of labor in same- and different-sex two-parent families.
Benjamin Graham, Resident Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor, International Relations
Ben Graham is an assistant professor in the School of International Relations. After graduating from Dartmouth College he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Turkmenistan, and he and his wife, Lynn, led a Habitat for Humanity build in Chile in 2008. Lynn works as an attorney for the state, and they have a one-year-old son named Zeke. Professor Graham received his Ph.D. in political science at UC San Diego, and he has research projects ongoing in the Philippines, in Georgia (the country), and (less exciting, but still surprisingly awesome) in the basement of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. When he's not working, Professor Graham likes to hike, bike, ski, climb, and play soccer - and just hang out with his family.
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Myka Winder, Resident Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor, Clinical Occupational Therapy
Myka Winder received her Bachelor's Degree with a dual major in English: Creative Writing and Neuroscience in 2007 from USC. She has worked in early intervention with children from 0-3 years old in their homes. She completed her Master's degree and clinical doctorate in occupational therapy at USC in 2011, focusing on Lifestyle Redesign' and occupational therapy education. She has also worked in primary care in the areas of prevention, wellness, and chronic disease management. Additionally, Dr. Winder teaches in the professional graduate program as well as in the undergraduate curriculum. She also advises the occupational therapy honors society for graduate students. Dr. Winder enjoys creative writing, snowboarding, ocean swimming, and stand-up paddleboarding.
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John Pascarella, Resident Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor, Clinical Education
John Pascarella is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education the Director of Guided Practice (Clinical Field Experiences) at the USC Rossier School of Education. John teaches courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Doctor of Education programs. John's research examines the uses of new media and critical theory in the preparation of pre-service and practicing teachers in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa. His work and collaboration with South African scholars and rural schoolteachers encompasses arts-based and new media approaches to literacy and HIV/AIDS prevention education. Prior to his appointment at Rossier, John taught English in urban New Jersey high schools and served as an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University, a Course Lecturer at McGill University, and a Visiting Researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. John earned a Ph.D. in Culture and Values in Education from McGill University, an M.A. in Teaching from Montclair State University, and a B.A. in English Literature and African American Studies from the University of Central Florida.