Dr. Robert P. Moreno

Professor and Department Head, Family & Consumer Sciences

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Robert P. Moreno is the Professor and Department Head of both Family & Consumer Sciences and Extension Family & Consumer Sciences. Prior to arriving at New Mexico State University, he served as department chair of Family Studies and Community Development at Towson University (Baltimore, MD), and the Department of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University. Dr. Moreno received a baccalaureate in psychology at UCLA and his Ph.D. in Child and Adolescent Development from Stanford University. He 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. His publications include “Latino Fathers: Myths, reality, and challenges” appearing in Fathers Across Cultures: The Importance, Roles, and Diverse Practices of Dads (edited by Jaipaul Roopnarine); “Theoretical perspectives on acculturation and immigration” appearing in the Handbook of family theories: A content-based approach (edited by Mark Fine & Frank Fincham). He has also co-edited two volumes On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America, Immigrant Children: Change, Adaptation, And Cultural Transformation.

Specialty Topics/Focus: 

  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Familial and cultural influences on children's learning among Latino families
  • Acculturation
  • Immigration  

Contact Information:

Email: rpmoreno@nmsu.edu