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Brinn Watson

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Research and teaching interests include: Impact of public policy on children and families, low-income families and children, research methods, statistics for the social sciences

Started at Bethel

2017

Education

  • Iowa State - Ph.D - Human Development and Family Studies, 2009
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - M.S. - Family and Consumer Sciences , 2006
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - B.A. - History and Political Science , 2005

Courses Taught

Family Perspectives, Child & Family Policy 

Publications

Raikes, H., Torquati, J., Wang, C., & Shjegstad, B. (2012, June) Parent experiences with child care subsidy Systems, reasons for choosing their current program, and perceptions of choice and quality in care selected. Early Education and Development, 23(4), 558-582.

*citation is under maiden name (Shjegstad) 

Presentations

Howell, B., & Shjegstad, B. (2005, November). Developing a Quality Rating System in Nebraska. Poster session presented at the Education and Human Sciences Research Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Shjegstad, B. (2006, November). Hispanic Family Child Care Providers: Studying a New and Important Sector of the Child Care Workforce. Poster session presented at the Education and Human Sciences Research Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Shjegstad, B., & Lohman, B. J., (2008, November). Barriers to Finding Child Care: The Role of Social Support Networks. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Little Rock, AR.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Shjegstad, B., & Lohman, B. J. (2007, November). Low-income families' experiences with  welfare and child care. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Shjegstad, B., & Lohman, B. J., (2008, July). Low-income mother's employment experiences and barriers to child care. Paper presented at the 1st National ResearchConference on Child and Family Programs and Policy, Bridgewater, MA.

*citations are under maiden name (Shjegstad) 

Certificates and Licenses

Certificate in Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

National Council on Family Relations