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Anthony Santiago


Title: Extension Program Specialist IV
Department: Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Office: 1087 Lebaron 626 Morrill Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 7042
Email: ads@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Promoting positive youth, individual, couple, and family functioning and development

Biography

Anthony was originally from Malaysia and did his tertiary education in New Zealand and Texas prior to coming to Iowa in 1997. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Ph.D in Human Development and Family Studies with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Anthony is also a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. Anthony has been with Iowa Stae University Extension for Families since 2006. Currently, Anthony works in a number of capacities which includes being a prevention coordinator with the PROSPER project, a state extension specialist for family relationship and family-environment connection programs, and an adjuct faculty in the HDFS department. He is married to Shaeley, and they have two children. Since Anthony is from Malaysia and Shaeley from Kansas they decided to pass on a little bit of their multicultural heritage to their children by naming their son Mal-kan, (Malaysia-Kansas) who is 13 years old, and their daughter Ka-ysia (Kansas-Malaysia) who is 10 years old. Anthony and his family enjoy traveling and camping.