College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Megan Baril 's formal training is in Human Development and Family Studies, and she has been teaching and conducting research in the field for 15 years. Dr. Baril has served as a contributing faculty member in the Developmental Psychology graduate program for Walden University since 2012. She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert for the development of Social and Emotional Development (PSY 8228) course and as Lead Faculty for Lifespan Psychology (PSY 6215) at Walden. In addition to teaching for Walden University, she also is an online instructor for Penn State Human Development and Family Studies World Campus program.
Dr. Baril's research interests include the examination of associations between parental knowledge/monitoring, parent-adolescent relationship quality, and both positive and negative well-being indicators in adolescence, the development of parental knowledge over middle childhood and adolescence, associations between religiosity and family processes, parenting, and parent-child relationship quality, and family dynamics and processes within the context of the family system