Sara Dodd, Ph.D.
Dr. Sara Dodd became the Director of the Center for Adolescent Resiliency in July 2011. She is an associate professor in the College of Human Sciences. From 2009-2016, she was jointly appointed to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as a specialist in 4-H and Youth Development. Prior to her faculty appointment, she worked at Texas Tech as a research associate and project director for an NIH grant studying the effects of frequent work travel upon families (Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic, principal investigator). Prior to graduate studies, Dr. Dodd worked as an analyst in the IT industry and as a legislative staff member for a Texas state senator. She earned her bachelor's degree (government) from Abilene Christian University and her MBA (management) and PhD (family/consumer sciences) from Texas Tech. Dr. Dodd's research interests include leadership processes, positive youth development, and adolescent wellness and health behaviors.