University of Minnesota

Ann S. Masten

Ann Masten


  • College of Education and Human Development

Expert on competence, risk and resilience in children, homeless children, and children in war and disaster.

Areas of Expertise

  • Resilience in children
  • Homeless children
  • Children in disaster
  • Children in war
  • Interventions to promote resilience in children

Notable Achievements

  • Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development and Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • Past president, Society for Research in Child Development
  • 2014 recipient of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the American Psychological Association
  • Author of "Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Children" (2014, in press)
  • Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1999

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