The team at 2020 Parenting. A dad and four college students trying to help modern families stay ahead of (or just keep up with) their kids.


Erick Lauber, Ph.D., is an applied psychologist and faculty at IUP. Currently he teaches leadership and journalism courses and his research is on community health.  His scholarship has appeared in more than 100 magazines and books and his educational media products have won over two dozen national awards. His most recent parenting articles have appeared in Parent News, Apple Family Works, Women’s Sourcebook, Today’s Family Now, and Positively ADHDErick and his wife, Betsy, live in Indiana, Pennsylvania, hometown of Jimmy Stewart. They’ve been married 29 years and their three kids have all moved out (yeah!) and they are enjoying being “empty nesters”. (Though Erick still misses having the kids around.) Casey, 26 (boy), lives in Pittsburgh; Emily, 25 (girl), lives in Dallas; and Jesse, 23 (boy), lives in Columbia, SC.


Katie Mest is a Pennsylvania-based writer and content creator. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in marketing and journalism/public relations. While at IUP, Katie worked on the Know More to No More campaign, an effort to bring awareness to the stigma surrounding substance use disorder. She also served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper and still regularly contributes to DecodingTodaysYouth.com.

Seth Woolcock

Seth Woolcock  is a 22-year-old media professional. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in journalism and public relations in 2019. During his time there, he served as the campus newspaper’s editor-in-chief and worked on multiple projects for the 2020 Parenting initiative. Currently, Seth is the founder of In-Between media, where his team brings valuable information and advice to young adults new to the workforce. He is also an avid fantasy sports fan and blogger, and has two younger brothers and a younger sister..


Megan Donny is a 22-year-old from Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She is currently a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and plans to graduate Spring 2021. She’s studying Fashion Merchandising and Journalism and PR with a minor in Marketing. She is Vice President of The Fashion Association at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and writes articles for the school newspaper, The Penn. She is also part of the Life Without Drugs Campaign on campus. She has a younger brother who’s also in college and 2 yappy dogs.

Desmond Brown

Desmond Brown is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s journalism department. He writes frequently about video games, technology and social media. Desmond was born and raised in Monroeville, PA alongside his sister. When he’s not running his entertainment website, he’s watching professional wrestling.

Links for welcome week at IUP.