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Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award

Sharon Ballard

Sharon M. Ballard, Ph.D.
Department of Child Development & Family Relations
College of Human Ecology

My goals for students involve more than just learning information. I challenge my students to think from multiple perspectives, to think critically, to develop interpersonal skills, and to successfully translate research and theory into practice. It is vital for students who will be working with children and families to go beyond knowledge and comprehension, to reach higher levels of learning such as synthesis and evaluation, and to effectively apply their knowledge.
Courses taught:

CDFR 6419 Seminar in Family Relations
CDFR 6401 Family Theories & Issues
CDFR 5300 Families, Sexuality and Gender Roles
CDFR 4366 Family Life Education
CDFR 4303 Families and Cultural Diversity
CDFR/SOCW/GERO 2400 Introduction to Gerontology
CDFR 2280 Introduction to Child Development and Family Relations
CDFR 2000 Child Development I
CDFR 2000 Child Development I DE format