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Abigail T. Stephan, Ph.D., CFLE


My name is Abby Stephan, and I recently received my Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from the College of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina and became a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations. My current professional appointment as a postdoctoral fellow is with Clemson's Institute for Engaged Aging in Seneca, South Carolina.

Primarily, my research focuses on intergenerational relationships within informal learning contexts, including the family and community. More specifically, my current work examines the bond between non-adjacent generations within a family, or grandparents and their grandchildren. 

I am also interested more broadly in development across the lifespan, including lifelong learning and self-directed, non-formal learning. 

Invited Panelist in IFFD Briefing at the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development, UN Headquarters
The Role of Family Science in Sustainable Development



Guest on the Cool Grandpa Podcast
Episode 98. What Makes Grandfathers Unique?
Tiger Prints Dissertation for Download
Examining Intergenerational Relationships in the Family
Guest on the Adventures with Grammy Podcast
Episode 78. What Does it Mean to Be a Grandparent?
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