Charleston, South Carolina June 4-6, 2025

charleston at night
Charleston, South Carolina, USA skyline over the Ashley River.

Beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, USA, is home of SSEA’s 12th conference on emerging adulthood.

Presidential Lecture, Dr. Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry earned her B.S. in Psychology from Ursinus College and her Ph.D. in Human Development from University of Maryland-College Park. She is a professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland; since 2019 she has been the Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Graduate Programs. Widely published on emerging adults’ close relationships and adjustment, as well as their meaning-making, she serves on the editorial board for Emerging Adulthood and Journal of Youth and Adolescence. She is the 2023 recipient of Ursinus College Alumni Professional Achievement Award, and the 2011 Faculty Award for Excellence in Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship.

Keynote Address


Master Lectures, Invited Symposium


Conference Committee

Julia Sorensen-Passini, Conference Co-Chair

Itzel Eguiliz, Conference Co-Chair

Sam McKay

Alan Meca

Wairimu Muchiri

Tushar Singh

Carla Vermullen

Anna Wieradzka-Pilarczyk