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Hektner, Joel
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North Dakota State University
Dept. 2615
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108

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Youth Development Online Master's Degree - Instructor


Joel Hektner is professor and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University. Before coming to NDSU, he served as a research scientist in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include interventions and training programs that promote well-being and prevent problems in youth and families as well as family and school conditions that facilitate optimal experiences (flow) and optimal development. He is the primary co-author of a 2007 book on the experience sampling method.


Ph.D. in Psychology: Human Development, University of Chicago, 1996
A.B. in Psychology, Princeton University, 1990