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Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Family & Child Life Faculty

 

Full-Time Family & Child Life Faculty

Dr. Duane Dowd

Associate Professor, Family & Child Life

Dr. Amy Claridge

Associate Professor, Family & Child Life

Dr. Sarah Feeney

Associate Professor, Family & Child Life

Katy Tenhulzen, MS, CCLS

Lecturer, Family & Child Life

Director, Child Life Undergraduate Program

Adjunct Family & Child Life Faculty


R. Shaffer Claridge, JD

Attorney, Claridge Law Firm
 
Education:
BA in Political Science, University of Oregon
JD in Law, University of Oregon
 
Courses I teach:
FCL334: Family Problems and Mediation
FCL405: Professional Obligations and Responsibilities

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
FCL417: Pediatric Diagnoses and Medical Terminology
FCL435: Family Geronotology

Melissa Denlinger, MS

Lecturer, Central Washington University
Doctoral Student, Iowa State University
 
Education:
MS in Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
ABD in Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
 
Courses I teach:
FCL320: Theories of Family Dynamics
FCL336: Parenting Education and Guideance 
FCL337: Human Sexuality
 
 
Lecturer, Central Washington University
 
Education:
BS in Family Studies and
BA in Psychology, Central Washington University
MS in Family and Child Life, Central Washington University
 
Courses I teach:
FCL310: Family Issues in the 21st Century
FCL333: Culture and Marriage
FCL337: Human Sexuality
FCL355: Family Financial Counseling
FCL403: Family Communication
FCL419: Research in Family and Child Life
 
 
Lecturer, Central Washington University
 
Education:
BS in Family Studies, Central Washington University
MS in Family and Child Life, Central Washington University
 
Courses I teach:
FCL101: Skills for Marriage and Intimate Relationships
FCL335: Divorce and Remarriage
FCL414: Coping with Grief and Loss
FCL438: Attachment Theory and Practice

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

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