Family and Consumer Sciences

Sarah Feeney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Office: Michaelsen 227
Office Phone: 509-963-2292

Education & Certifications:

Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University
B.S., Latin American Studies, Western Washington University

Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations

Courses I teach:

FCL 234: Contemporary Families *
FCL 419: Research Methods
FCL 433: Family Life Education
FCL 434: Diversity and Families
FCL 439: Families and Public Policy
FCL 502: Statistics
FCL 547: Families and Poverty
* Offered online

About me:

I joined the CWU Family Studies program in 2012 and am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and dedicated team of faculty. I grew up in the Puget Sound area, but also lived in the Willamette Valley where I completed my graduate studies, as well as Pullman, WA, where I taught for a year at Washington State University.

I am currently serving the last year of my term as President of the Northwest Council on Family Relations, and have enjoyed collaborating with other professionals in the region. My research and teaching activities center on emerging adulthood, family policy, immigrant families, and low-income families.