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About Ambika Krishnakumar

Serving as Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Child and Family Studies.
Dr. Krishnakumar's research and teaching focus are in the areas of marital conflict, parent-child relationships, research methodology, development in cross-cultural contexts, adolescent parenting, child and adolescent adjustment, and urban economic hardship. She completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center before joining Syracuse University in 1999.


Present Associate Professor, Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University
Present Department Chairperson, Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University

Curriculum Vitae


  • CFS631 Research Methods I
  • CFS732 Research Methods II
  • CFS840 Marital Dyad

Contact Information

425 Ostrom Avenue, Room 301
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-2757