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Family and Consumer Sciences

Family & Child Life Faculty

Full-Time Family & Child Life Faculty

Dr. Duane Dowd

Associate Professor, Family & Child Life

Dr. Amy Claridge

Assistant Professor, Family & Child Life

Dr. Sarah Feeney

Assistant Professor, Family & Child Life

Katy Tenhulzen, MS, CCLS

Lecturer, Family & Child Life

Director, Child Life Undergraduate Program

Adjunct Family & Child Life Faculty

Christina Becerra, MS, CCLS

Certified Child Life Specialist
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
 
Education:
BS in Psychology, Whitworth University
MS in Child Life Specialist, Loma Linda University 
Child Life Internship:Loma Linda Children's Hospital
 
Courses I Teach:

FCL417: Childhood Diseases and Disorders


Kristen Bishop, MS, CCLS

Certified Child Life Specialist
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

Education:

BS in Psychology with a concentration in Child Life, Azusa Pacific University
MS in Child Life, University of La Verne
Child Life Internship: Mary Bridge Children’s

Courses I Teach:
FCL417: Childhood Diseases and Disorders

R. Shaffer Claridge, JD

Attorney, Claridge Law Firm
 
Education:
JD in Law, University of Oregon
BA in Political Science, University of Oregon
 
Courses I teach:
FCL334: Family Problems and Mediation

Shelly Contreras, CMA, MS

Medical Assistant
Family Health Care of Ellensburg
 
Education:
AS in Medical Assistant, Penn Foster
MS in Family Studies, Central Washington University
 
Courses I teach:
FCL339: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Melissa Denlinger, MS

Lecturer, Central Washington University
Doctoral Student, Iowa State University
 
Education:
MS in Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
 
Courses I teach:
FCL336: Parenting Education and Guideance 

Lindsay Montgomery, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
 
Education:
BS in Family Studies, Central Washington University
MS in Family Studies, Central Washington Univeristy
Child Life Internship, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
 
Courses I Teach:
FCL232: Child Development
FCL 492/592: Practicum

Kaylene Williams, MS

Education:
BS in Famliy Studies, Central Washington University
BFA in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre, Central Washington University
MS in Family Studies, Central Washington University
 
Courses I Teach:
FCL 235: Relationships and Personal Development
FCL 492/592: Practicum

For more information about the Family and Child Life program, contact Dr. Amy Claridge.

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