Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Ph.D, 1967: University of Denver) currently is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology. Previously, he served 16 years as Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. He also served as president of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, past president and executive director of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, and executive director of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. He is a member of the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center and the Native Children’s Research Exchange at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska Omaha, is scientific advisor at the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center and chairs the External Advisory Board for Oklahoma State University’s Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity. He currently serves as Secretary of the Child and Family Blog Board of Directors.
Fitzgerald’s areas of research include the study of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on children and families, with special focus on father-son relationships, the etiology of alcoholism, and broad issues related to the scholarship of engagement. He has over 600 publications, including journal articles, chapters, books, technical reports, and abstracts/proceedings.
He has received numerous awards, including the ZERO TO THREE Dolley Madison Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development and Well Being of Very Young Children, the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Selma Fraiberg Award, and the designation of Honorary President from the World Association for Infant Mental Health. He is Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and is an elected member of Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship and the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.
Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L. & Bargerstock, B. (2021). Public research universities as engines for economic development and innovation. In A. Furco, R. Bruininks, R. J. Jones, & K. Kent (Eds). Re-envisioning the Public Research University: Tensions and Dilemna (pp ). New York: Taylor & Francis.
Fitzgerald, H.E., Robinson, L., Cabrera, N. & Segal, L. (2021). Fathers and families: Risk and Resilience. Adversity and Resilience. Science: Journal of Research and Practice. 2, 000-000
Fitzgerald, H. E., von Klitzing, K., Cabrera, N. de Mendonca, J. S., & Skjothaug, T. (2020). Fathers and very young children: A developmental systems perspective. In H. E. Fitzgerald et al. (Eds). Handbook of fathers and child development: prenatal to preschool (pp 5-28). Cham, Switzerland: Springer
Fitzgerald, H. E. (2020). Birth order. In J. B. Bensen (ed). Encyclopedia of infancy and early childhood development, Rev. Ed. Vo. 1 (pp 177-1840. Oxford, UK: Elsevier
Kiely, D., Fitzgerald, H. E., Matacz, R., Priddis, L., Bayes, S., Barratt-Pugh, C., Pooley, J. A.. (2019). Better together: Supporting perinatal and infant mental health services in the City of Wanneroo and the City of Joondalup. Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre, Edith Cowan University: West Australia. ISBN 978-0-6484444-2-8. (144 p.). Submitted to Colin Petit: Commissioner for Children, West Australia.
Weatherston, D. J., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2018). Public policy and infant mental health. Perspectives in Infant Mental Health, 26, (2-3), 15-18.
Relational developmental systems, ACES and trauma-informed care
Fitzgerald, H. E. (June, 2021), Relational developmental systems, ACES and trauma-informed care. In Symposium (H. E. Fitzgerald, Chair), Infant mental health, ACES and trauma-informed care. World Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial World Congress, Brisbane, NSW. Australia.
Fathers and the organization of risk and resilience in boys, prenatal to preschool
Fitzgerald, H. E. (June, 2021). Fathers and the organization of risk and resilience in boys, prenatal to preschool. Invited Master Lecture, World Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial World Congress, Brisbane, NSW. Australia.
Development of violence in males: Why fathers matter
Fitzgerald, H. E. (May, 2021). Development of violence in males: Why fathers matter. Paper presented at Town and Gown, East Lansing, MI