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Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Duane Alan Dowd, Ph.D.

Family and Child Life
Associate Professor
Department Chair, Family & Consumer Sciences


Office: Michelsen 100
Office Phone: 509-963-2740

Education & Certifications:

Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations

Courses I teach:

FCL 235: Relationships and Personal Development *
FCL 310: Family Issues in the 21st Century
FCL 320: Theories of Family Dynamics
FCL 333: Culture and Marriage *
FCL 337: Human Sexuality *
FCL 403: Family Communication *
FCL 405: Senior Seminar
FCL 419: Research in Family Studies
FCL 532: Family Interaction 
FCL 582: Curriculum Development *
FCL 501: Research Methods

* offered online

About me:

I have been at Central for 6 years now, and I absolutely love teaching at this University. I taught at Louisiana Tech University for 8 years before coming here. I grew up in Southern California, near Los Angeles.

My wife and I have been married for 24 years now, and together we have 10 children. My oldest is now 23, and our youngest are a set of twins, about to turn 5. I am passionate about my family, and about my field of study.


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