Erin Sharp

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-2151
Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 213, Durham, NH 03824
Erin H. Sharp, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Adolescent development and emerging adulthood, with a focus on activity involvement as a context for the development of identity and future perspective; parental, family, and broader contextual influences on adolescent development; prevention research and theory from a positive youth development perspective.

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Courses Taught

  • FS 707: Practicum
  • FS 746: Human Sexuality
  • FS 846: Human Sexuality
  • FS 911: Grad Internship/Adolescent Dev
  • FS 950: Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop
  • HDFS 624: Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 707: Practicum/Child
  • HDFS 746: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 846: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 950: Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop
  • HDFS 993: Theoretical Approaches to HDFS
  • HDFS 994: Research Seminar
  • RMP 970: Teaching Practicum

Selected Publications

Seaman, J., Sharp, E. H., Tucker, C. J., Van Gundy, K., & Rebellon, C. (2019). Outdoor activity involvement and postsecondary status among rural adolescents: Results from a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Leisure Research, 50(1), 18-27. doi:10.1080/00222216.2018.1544472

Tucker, C. J., Sharp, E. H., Van Gundy, K. T., & Rebellon, C. (2018). Household Chaos, Hostile Parenting, and Adolescents’ Well-Being Two Years Later. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(11), 3701-3708. doi:10.1007/s10826-018-1198-x

Tucker, C. J., Sharp, E. H., Van Gundy, K. T., & Rebellon, C. J. (2017). Household chaos, relationships with parents and adolescents’ future beliefs. Journal of Family Studies, 23(3), 229-242. doi:10.1080/13229400.2015.1090327

Van Gundy, K. T., Rebellon, C. J., Jaffee, E. M., Stracuzzi, N. F., Sharp, E. H., & Tucker, C. J. (2016). Perceived Local Job Prospects and School Connectedness in a Struggling Rural Economy: A Life-Course Perspective. Peabody Journal of Education, 91(2), 224-245. doi:10.1080/0161956x.2016.1151748

Van Gundy, K. T., Tucker, C. J., Stracuzzi, N. F., Sharp, E. H., & Rebellon, C. J. (2016). The rural context of substance misuse in the United States Emerging adult patterns and local perceptions following the Great Recession. In ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF RURAL CRIMINOLOGY (pp. 253-263). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Sharp, E. H., Coatsworth, J. D., Darling, N., Cumsille, P., & Ranieri, S. (2007). Gender differences in the self-defining activities and identity experiences of adolescents and emerging adults. Journal of Adolescence, 30(2), 251-269. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2006.02.006

Sharp, E. H., Caldwell, L. L., Graham, J. W., & Ridenour, T. A. (2006). Individual Motivation and Parental Influence on Adolescents’ Experiences of Interest in Free Time: A Longitudinal Examination. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35(3), 340-353. doi:10.1007/s10964-006-9045-6

Coatsworth, J. D., Palen, L. -A., Sharp, E. H., & Ferrer-Wreder, L. (2006). Self-Defining Activities, Expressive Identity, and Adolescent Wellness. Applied Developmental Science, 10(3), 157-170. doi:10.1207/s1532480xads1003_5

Coatsworth, J. D., Sharp, E. H., Palen, L. -A., Darling, N., Cumsille, P., & Marta, E. (2005). Exploring adolescent self-defining leisure activities and identity experiences across three countries. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(5), 361-370. doi:10.1177/01650250500166972

Coatsworth, J. D., Sharp, E. H., Palen, L. -A., Darling, N., Cumsille, P., & Marta, E. (2005). Exploring adolescent self-defining leisure activities and identity experiences across three countries. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29(5), 361-370. doi:10.1080/01650250500166972

Most Cited Publications