Erin Sharp

Associate Dean
Phone: (603) 862-1177
Office: CHHS, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Erin Sharp

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

  • HDFS 624: Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 707: Practicum/Family
  • HDFS 746: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 746/846: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 846: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 950: Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop
  • HDFS 993: Theoretical Approaches to HDFS
  • HDFS 994: Research Seminar

Selected Publications

Sharp, E. H., Seaman, J., Tucker, C. J., Van Gundy, K. T., & Rebellon, C. J. (2020). Adolescents' Future Aspirations and Expectations in the Context of a Shifting Rural Economy. JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE, 49(2), 534-548. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-01152-6

Tucker, C. J., Sharp, E. H., Van Gundy, K. T., & Rebellon, C. (2019). Perpetration of sibling aggression and sibling relationship quality in emerging adulthood. PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 26(3), 529-539. doi:10.1111/pere.12288

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

Seaman, J., Sharp, E. H., & Coppens, A. D. (2017). A Dialectical Approach to Theoretical Integration in Developmental-Contextual Identity Research. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 53(11), 2023-2035. doi:10.1037/dev0000383

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), 359-372. 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:10.1080/01650250500166972

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:10.1177/01650250500166972

Most Cited Publications