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Robyn Maitoza, Ph.D.


  • B.S., San Jose State University
  • M.A., Saint Mary's College of California
  • Ph.D., University of Nevada


  • Senior Seminar
  • Human Services Techniques
  • Research Methods I and II
  • Cooperative Internship

Research Interests

  • Family health and well-being
  • Work-family issues
  • Career development
  • Life transitions


  • 2011 Outstanding Student Mentor Award, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Nevada, Reno

Recent Publications

  • Maitoza, R., & Evans, W. (2014). BRITE©: A Program to Promote Resilience among Unemployed Families. Journal of Extension.
  • McKee-Ryan, F., & Maitoza, R. (2014). Unemployment and its effect on families in Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Walsh, B., Burnham, M., Pasley, C., & Maitoza, R. (2014). The explicit employment of human development theory: A 10-year content analysis of two prominent journals.
  • Papa, T., & Maitoza, R. (2013). The role of loss in the experience of grief: The case of job loss. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 18, 152-169.
  • Elliott, M., Maitoza, R., & Schwinger, E. (2012). Subjective accounts of the causes of mental illness. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 58, 562 - 567.