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Megan Maas, PhD

Megan Maas, PhD, is an assistant professor in Human Development & Family Studies at Michigan State University. She is an expert on adolescent sexuality, technology and pornography use, parent-child communication about sexuality, and sexual violence prevention.


Megan has served as a facilitator, workshop leader, and speaker on sexuality at universities and organizations across the country. She is a core faculty member in the Research Consortium on Gender Based Violence at Michigan State University. She has numerous publications and awards for her research.


Dr. Maas received her PhD in Human Development & Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a master’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.

A Word from Megan Maas, PhD

“There is nothing you or any other parent can do to guarantee your child will never do anything potentially dangerous online. There are, however, steps parents can take to drastically reduce the probability that a child will develop problematic internet behaviors.”

Media Mentions

Dr. Maas is a frequent contributor to HuffPost. Her publications include the following:

8 Reasons to Rethink Teens & Sexting
Social Apps Teens Love
This Movement Will End if Men Stay Silent

Articles by Megan Maas, PhD