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Oklahoma State University

Stephan Wilson


106 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9805


Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Human Ecology
M.S. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Child and Family Studies
A.B. Wabash College Biology and Philosophy


My areas of scholarship have evolved but also build a body of related work including adolescents and families, cross-cultural families, adolescent social competence, parent-child interactions, and increasing the capacity of higher education internationally. My teaching has been invested in the cross-college, Human Sciences doctoral seminar, which is co-taught with Associate Deans and heavy participation from faculty; alternative study abroad undergraduate courses which are unique courses that draw from all the Human Sciences and that will be rotated in several rapidly emerging economy nations. My engagement has been a product of development, promoting Human Sciences, and facilitating international connections such as developing external partners, seeking funding and creating a means for expansion and transformation of Human Sciences. I am also working with Human Sciences units at other land-grants to advance international education for our fields and working with universities in Kenya, Ethiopia and China to explore various collaborations.


  • Hennon, C. B., Wilson, S. M., & Radina, M. E. (2012). Life Education: Issues and challenges in professional practice. In G. W. Peterson and K. R. Bush (Eds.), the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Marriage and the Family (pp. 815-843). NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Wilson, S. M. & Wilson, K. A.   (2012). Swahili for native English language choral singers. In D. R. Karna (Ed.)  The use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in the choral rehearsal. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
  • Wilson, S. M. & Esteinou, R.   (2011). Transitions from collectivistic to individualistic family systems: Kenya and Mexico.  Revista de Investigación Social. Special Issue from the Pan-African Families Conference.
  • Hennon, C. B., Newsome, W. S., Peterson, G. W., Wilson, S. M., Radina M. E., & Hildebrand, B. (2009). Poverty, stress, resiliency: Using the MRM Model for understanding and abating poverty related family stress. In C. A. Broussard & A. L. Joseph (Eds.) Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science., Family poverty in diverse contexts. (pp. 187-202). New York: Routledge.
  • Hennon, C. B., Peterson, G. W., Hildenbrand, B., & Wilson, S. M. (2008). Parental stress amongst migrant and immigrant populations: The MRM and CRSRP models for interventions [Stress Parental em Populações Migrantes e Imigrantes: Os Modelos de Intervenção MRM e CRSRP]. Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais, 2, 242–257.
  • Hennon, C. B. & Wilson, S. M.   (2008). Families in a global context. New York: Routledge. Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science..
  • Hennon, C. B. & Wilson, S. M.   (2008). Families in global context: Understanding diversity through comparative analysis. In C. B. Hennon & S. M. Wilson (Eds.) Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science., Families in global context (pp.1-16). New York: Routledge.
  • Newsome, W. S., Bush, K., Hennon, C. B., Peterson, G. W., & Wilson, S. M. (2008). Appalachian families and poverty: Historical issues and contemporary economic trends. In D. R. Crane & T. B. Heaton (Eds.) Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science., Families and poverty. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Ngige, L. W., Ondigi, A., & Wilson, S. M. (2008). Family diversity in Kenya. In C. B. Hennon & S. M. Wilson (Eds.).Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science., Families in global context (pp. 207-234). New York: Routledge.
  • Radina, M. E., Wilson, S. M., & Hennon, C. B. (2008). Parental stress among U.S. Mexican heritage parents: Implications for culturally relevant family life education. In R. L. Dalla, J. Defrain, J. Johnson, & D. Abbott (Eds.)Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science., Strengths and challenges of new immigrant families: Implications for research, policy, education, and service (pp. 369-391). Landham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Wilson, S. M. & Hennon, C. B.   (2008). Emerging trends for family scholarship across societies. In C. B. Hennon & S. M. Wilson (Eds.) Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science., Families in global context (pp. 495-514). New York: Routledge.
  • Zhao, B., Wilson, S. M., & Li, P. (2008). Chinese adolescent individualism and collectivism in the parent-adolescent relationship. National Social Science Journal, 29, 150-155.

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations
  • National Council on Family Relations Jan Trost Award

Professional Memberships

  • Omicron Nu
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • National Council on Family Relations

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