Child Development & Family Relations
       Featured Faculty and Staff --- Dr. Alan Taylor
Assistant Professor, Child Development and Family Relations

Courses Taught:
CDFR 1103 Marriage and Family Development
CDFR 2280 Introduction to Family, Child and Community Services
CDFR 2400 Introduction to Gerontology
CDFR 6401 Family Theories

Research and Personal Interests:
My research interests include:  Grandparent-Grandchild relationships – Specifically Grandfathering; Preparations for Family Life Education and Community Services; Family Theories and Applications.

My personal interests include: My Family is most important to me and I enjoy spending time with them. We like to hang out at the beach, travel and go camping.  I like all types of sports – enjoy playing volleyball, soccer and basketball in addition to watching college football, NFL and NBA. My favorite teams to watch are the ECU Pirates, BYU Cougars, Denver Broncos, and Utah Jazz.

BS Degree from Brigham Young University in Family Sciences
MS Degree from Brigham Young University in Family Life Education/Family Sciences
Ph.D. from Virginia Tech University in Family and Child Development
Graduate Certificate from Virginia Tech University in Gerontology

Awards won and who awarded them to you
2011 Outstanding Teaching Award for the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, East Carolina University

2001 Virginia C. Simons Annual Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Human Development, Syracuse University

What City, State, or Country are you originally from?
I was born in Ames, Iowa. But at 6 Months old, my family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and I lived there until I left for college

Some type of quote you live by:
“It is our job to lift others up – not size them up” Neil A. Maxwell

Something interesting about yourself?
My family owns a 3500-acre cattle ranch in southern Idaho with 450 cows.


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