Ryan Chesnut, Ph.D.

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Ryan Chesnut, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State

Ryan Chesnut is an Assistant Research Professor at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. He earned his PhD in Family Communication from Penn State in 2014. His primary research interests include parent-child interactions, family well-being, and program evaluation. At the Clearinghouse, Dr. Chesnut works on the THRIVE Initiative, which is a suite of strengths-based, developmentally appropriate parenting programs designed to foster parenting competency, family functioning, and child well-being. Dr. Chesnut has been involved in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of the THRIVE programs.