Message from Our Chair

Deborah Hunter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita and Department Chair

Deb HunterWelcome to the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences (DLDS). As you explore our academic programs, you will find an array of provocative courses of study leading to undergraduate and master’s degrees, each designed to provide a transformative experience and to prepare graduates committed to transfiguring our schools and society.

At the undergraduate level, we offer an interdisciplinary program in Human Development and Family Studies. Our master’s degree program in Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs) is accredited by The Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

I invite you to also learn about our renowned faculty, their scholarship, professional service, and pedagogical practices.

Meet Our Faculty

Faculty Profiles: Learn more about our research and teaching

Emeriti Faculty Profiles




Our Staff


Chris Caswell
ccaswell@uvm.edu
(802) 656-2030
Provides support for Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA), and Interdisciplinary Studies

Crispina Pincus
Crispina Pincus
Crispina.Pincus@uvm.edu
(802) 656-3888
Assistant to the Chairperson; program support for Counseling and American Sign Language (ASL)

Roman Vogel
Roman Vogel
Roman.Vogel@uvm.edu
(802) 656-2936
Oversees and supports the administration of all CESS graduate programs.