Worcester State University
Psychology Department

Jennifer Trachtenberg, Ph. D.


Room: S241N of S241P

Email: Jennifer.trachtenberg@worcester.edu



Ph.D. - University of Connecticut, Human Development & Family Studies

M.S. - East Carolina University, Child Development & Family Relations

B.S. - Stony Brook University, Social Science Interdisciplinary, Minor - Computer Science


 Area of Specialization

Dr. Trachtenberg's area of specialization is focused on familial and societal well-being: work-life issues and family violence. She is additionally interested in child development, beginning with conception. She also has extensive experience with evaluation. Currently, she is examining the relationship between work-home conflict and intimate partner violence.


Other academic activities include:
- Research Associate, consultant through the Center for Applied Research in Human Development at the University of Connecticut
- Adjunct faculty member, University of Connecticut


Recent publications and papers under review include:

Anderson, S. A., Sabatelli, R., & Trachtenberg, J. (2007). Community Police and Youth Programs as a Context for Positive Youth Development.  Police Quarterly, 10, 23-40. 

 Anderson, S. A., Sabatelli, R., & Trachtenberg, J. (2007). Evaluation of Youth Leadership Training Programs. Journal of Youth Development ~ Bridging Research and Practice. 1(3).

 Trachtenberg, J. V., Anderson, S. A., & Sabatelli, R. M. (under review). Work-home conflict and domestic violence: A test of a conceptual model.

Trachtenberg, J. V., Kosutic, I., Sanderson, J. A., Anderson, S. A., Sabatelli, R. M. (under review). Process evaluation and continuous improvement in community youth programs.


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