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Child Development & Family Science
Michaelsen 100
(509) 963-2766

Sarah Feeney, Ph.D., CFLE

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Child Development & Family Science
Associate Professor
Family & Consumer Sciences
Deparment Chair


Office: Michaelsen 227
Office Phone: 509-963-2740

Current CWU students can schedule an appointment with Dr. Feeney. Prospective students, please e-mail Dr. Feeney to schedule an appointment.

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:

CDFS 234: Contemporary Families *
CDFS 419: Research Methods in Child Development and Family Science
CDFS 433: Family Life Education
CDFS 434: Diversity and Families
CDFS 439: Families and Public Policy
CDFS 501: Research Methods
CDFS 502: Statistics
CDFS 547: Families and Poverty
* Offered online

About me:

I joined the CWU Family and Child Life program in 2012 and am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and dedicated team of faculty. I earned my PhD in Human Development and Family Studies at Oregon State University and my research interests include health and well-being among rural low-income families, maternal and child well-being among Latinx families, as well as the transition to adulthood. Originally from the Puget Sound area, I am happy to make my home in the Pacific Northwest. I do miss the trees from the west side of the mountains, but not the rain or traffic. I grew up using American Sign Language at home and studied abroad in Mexico, so I can converse in both ASL and Spanish (though not at the same time!).

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