Diana Cedeño, PhD

Assistant Professor
Child and Family Services
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Dr. Diana Cedeño is a tenure track Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University in the area of Child and Family Services. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on resilience and brings together economic and sociological views, which are applied to Family Science & Human Development. She often applies a strength-based perspective to her work, which focuses on poverty, inclusion, transnational and translingual families, and community engagement. Dr. Cedeño’s scholarship is focused on understanding pathways towards the social inclusion of under-deserved minoritized communities, in particular Latinx families and youth. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals and she has presented her research at several national conferences. Recently, she was chosen as a visiting scholar from the Institute for Research on Poverty (University of Wisconsin-Madison), where she visited Poverty Solutions at University of Michigan. One of the aspects of academia that is very important to her is her teaching philosophy, based on principles of critical thinking and student engagement. She takes great pride at mentoring students and feels fortunate to work with them, as this is her favorite part of being an academic. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her bike and painting. 

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