May 24, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Studies and Human Services

304 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-5505


Dorothy Durband

Graduate Faculty:

*Jared R. Anderson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
*Joyce Baptist, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Debra Burnett, Ph.D., Syracuse University
L. Ann Coulson, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia
*Duane Crawford, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
*Mary F. DeLuccie, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Gayle Doll, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Dorothy Durband, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
*Jared A. Durtschi, Ph.D., Florida State University
*Bronwyn S. Fees, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Anthony Ferraro, Ph.D., Florida State University
Jennifer Francois, Ph.D., Wichita State University
Jane Garcia, Ph.D., University of South Alabama
Robert G. Garcia, AUD, A.T. Still University
*Briana Goff, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Charles L. Griffin, MS, Kansas State University
Stuart Heckman, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Linda A. Hoag, Ph.D., University of Illinois
*Elaine M. Johannes, Ph.D., Kansas State University
So-Hyun Joo, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
D. Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Brad Klontz, Ph.D., Wright State University
HanNa Lim, Ohio State University
*Sonya Lutter, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Maurice MacDonald, Ph.D., University of Michigan
*Melinda Markham, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Terrie McCants, MS, Nova Southeastern University
Kari Morgan, Ph.D., Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
*Deborah Norris, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles
Nancy O’Conner, MS, Kansas State University
Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Kristy L. Pederson-Archuleta, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Kristin Pelczarski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
*Clifford A. Robb, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Ron Sages, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Rick J. Scheidt, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
*Walter R. Schumm, Ph.D., Purdue University
*Martin C. Seay, Ph.D., University of Georgia
*Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Maggie Syme, Ph.D., Univeristy of Kansas
David Thompson, Kansas State University
*Michelle Toews, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
*Glade Topham, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Amber Vennum, Ph.D., Florida State University
Bradford Wiles, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Erin Yelland, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.

Graduate Faculty Associates:

Kathleen Behan, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Janet Crow, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Marcie Lechtenberg, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Beverly Page, MS, University of Oklahoma
Tonya Ricklefs, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Inter-Institutional Faculty:

Doug Abbott, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Larry Baker, Middle Tennessee State University
Holly Bastow-Shoop, North Dakota State University
Richard Bischoff, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kristine Bjelde, North Dakota State University
Sheran Cramer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Marilyn Coleman, University of Missouri-Columbia
Christine Cook, Iowa State University
Teresa Cooney, University of Missouri-Columbia
Rochelle Dalla, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sharon Devaney, South Dakota State University
Bernadine Enevoldsen, South Dakota State University
Margaret Fitzgerald, North Dakota State University
David Fournier, Oklahoma State University
Heather Fuller-Iglesias, North Dakota State University
Lawrence Ganong, University of Missouri-Columbia
Deborah Haynes, Middle Tennessee State University
Jane Hegland, South Dakota State University
Joel Hektner, North Dakota State University
Melissa Herzog, University of Missouri-Columbia
Lori Hoisington, Michigan State University
Robin Horstmeier, University of Missouri-Columbia
Karen Hyllegard, Colorado State University
Byoungho Jin, Oklahoma State University
Joanne Keith, Michigan State University
Tim Killian, University of Missouri-Columbia
Jaeha Lee, North Dakota State University
Nancy Lyons, South Dakota State University
Linda Manikowske, North Dakota State University
Jennifer Margrett, Iowa State University
Peter Martin, Iowa State University
Karen Mills, Michigan State University
Kathryn Morrison, South Dakota State University
Sissy Osteen, Oklahoma State University
Shiretta Ownbey, Oklahoma State University
Debra Pankow, North Dakota State University
Ann Perkins, Montana State University
Brandy Randall, North Dakota State University
Cynthia Reeser, University of Missouri-Columbia
Duane Rudy, University of Missouri-Columbia
Greg Sanders, North Dakota State University
Jean Scott, Texas Tech University
Deanna Sharpe, University of Missouri-Columbia
Susan Strickler, South Dakota State University
Patricia Swanson, Iowa State University
Cynthia Torges, North Dakota State University
Kenneth Tremblay, Colorado State University
Karin VanMeter, Iowa State University
Rachelle Vettern, North Dakota State University
Francisco Villarruel, Michigan State University
Ruth Xia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rui Yao, University of Missouri-Columiba
Tansel Yilmazer, University of Missouri-Columbia


The School of Family Studies and Human Services is a multidisciplinary program that provides graduate training for M.S. and Ph.D. students. The professional specializations are addressed to broad issues concerning individuals and families, and the courses are taught by a faculty of sociologists and psychologists, educators and economists, health specialists and gerontologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, speech language pathologists and audiologists.

Extensive research and professional practice opportunities are provided through seven centers operated by the program: Early Childhood Laboratory; The Family Center, Stone House Early Childhood Education Center and the C.Q. and Georgia Chandler Institute for Child and Family Studies; Speech and Hearing Center; Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. Opportunities are also available through the university-wide Galichia Center on Aging.

The school offers graduate work toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in a broad range of the human sciences and human services. The M.S. degree in family studies and human services includes specializations in communication sciences and disorders, early childhood education, family studies, life span human development, marriage and family therapy, personal financial planning, and youth development. The school offers the following specializations leading to the Ph.D. degree in human ecology: family studies, life span human development, and marriage and family therapy.

Distance education and certificate programs

The school collaborates with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) to offer the M.S. degree in family studies and human services in the following specializations: family and community services, personal financial planning, and youth development. The inter-institutional M.S. programs draw upon the expertise of graduate faculty from seven universities. The programs are taught entirely via the Internet. Students enrolled in the program through Kansas State University will receive their degrees from Kansas State University. Also available through the GPIDEA are certificates in youth development.

Students completing the personal financial planning M.S. are eligible to sit for the certified financial planner certification examination.


Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy Emphasis Area(s)

Master of Science

Master of Science Emphasis Area(s)

Dual Degree

Graduate Certificate


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