Aaron T. Ebata is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His research and outreach interests focus on applying research to develop and evaluate programs that promote healthy parenting practices. A former elementary and preschool teacher, Dr. Ebata is the father of two sons.
Dr. Ebata was born and raised on the island of Hawaii and spent much of his youth and young adulthood in the ocean, exploring streams and rainforests, and hiking and camping. Although he misses mountains and oceans, he now enjoys Midwestern lakes, forests, and prairie.
For more information, see Dr. Ebata’s HDFS Faculty Page.