Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D. Regents' Professor of Child Development, University of Texas at Austin

Stephen Russell is Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor in Child Development in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies adolescent development, with an emphasis on adolescent sexuality, LGBT youth, and parent-adolescent relationships. Much of his research is guided by a commitment to create social change to support healthy adolescent development. He is chair of the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), was an elected board member of the National Council on Family Relations (2005-2008) and full member of the International Academy of Sexuality Research, and is Past-President of the Society for Research on Adolescence.