Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of the Parenting Education Lab
Heidi is centrally interested in parenting. Within this broad arena she has (a) studied fathering and sought to add clarity to the role of parent gender in parenting research and (b) pursued both traditional research and engaged scholarship to advance the field of parenting education. Most recently, she turned her attention to the intersection of these two interests – fathering education. To that end, she developed and is implementing the federally-funded “Tennessee Dads” project to equip family professionals statewide with a curriculum to improve fathering engagement with home visiting services.
- Mothering / Fathering
- Parenting education
- PhD in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2002
- MA in Human Development, Washington State University, 1998
- BEd in Education, University of Puget Sound, 1989
- BA in Economics (with Distinction), Whitman College, 1986
Awards and Recognitions
- University of Tennessee Online & Hybrid Teaching Support Award (UTK OHTSA). ($2,500, 2020). Course redesign grant for CFS 460: UTK (NOT) in Sweden.
- Irma Fitch Giffels Award ($3,000, 2018). One of two awards bestowed annually by the College Senate of CEHHS to one faculty member from the department of Child & Family Studies, Nutrition, Public Health, or Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism Management in recognition of superlative research, teaching, or service.
- Jacquelyn Orlando DeJonge Faculty Award ($2,000, 2018). Awarded by the Dean to one faculty member from the departments of Child & Family Studies, Nutrition, Public Health, or Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism Management. This award is based on superlative research, teaching, or service.
- Tennessee Dad: Engaging Fathers in Home Visiting ($607,500, 2015 - 2017). Contract funded by the Tennessee Department of Health via the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funding mechanism of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
- Frances Speight Clark Award ($3,000, 2015). One of two awards bestowed annually by the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences to one faculty member to recognize outstanding achievement on a given project and serve as seed money for a new project.
- Irma Fitch Giffels Award ($3,000, 2014). One of two awards bestowed annually by the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences to one faculty member from the department of Child & Family Studies, Nutrition, Public Health, or Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism Management in recognition of superlative research, teaching, or service.
- Research of Instructional Technology in Education (RITE, $3,000, 2014). Awarded grant to create a hybrid version of CFS 320 – Family Interaction and conduct a comparative study of face-to-face and hybrid sections.
- Ready for the World Global Action Committee ($3,930, 2012). Site Visit to the Danish Institute for Study Abroad International Educators Workshop.
Selected Recent Publications
Stolz, H. E., & *Green, M. J. (in press). Going hybrid: Traditional versus hybrid family interaction classes. Family Science Review.
Stolz, H. E., *LaGraff, M. R., *Mullican, K. N., Connor, L. A., Green, M. J., & *Clouthier, S. T. (2020). Exploring fathers’ engagement with home visiting: The Tennessee Dad project. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 2020(3), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/1044389420901640
LaGraff, M. R., & Stolz, H. E. (2018). Perceived work-family balance and engagement behaviors of fathers of infants. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 13, 61–78.
Stolz, H. E., *Sizemore, K. M., *Shideler, M. J., *LaGraff, M. R., & *Moran, H. B. (2017). Parenting Together: Evaluation of a parenting program for never married parents. Manuscript under review at Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 58(5), 358-370. doi:10.1080/10502556.2017.1322855
Stolz, H. E., Brandon, D. J., *Wallace, H. S., & *Tucker-Norris, E. A. (2017). Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome: Evaluation of a multiple setting program. Journal of Family Issues, 1-22., doi: 10.1177/0192513X16647985