Faculty & Staff
Karen S. Myers-Bowman
Associate Professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services
- Departments & Academic Units:
- Contact Info:
308 Justin Hall
- Courses I Teach:
- I teach courses related to the field of family life education (FSHS 871 - Family Life Education and Consultation, FSHS 875 - Delivery of Human Services, FSHS 979 - Advanced Family Life Education and Consultation), family theory (FSHS 950 - Advanced Family Theory), sexuality (FSHS 865 - Human Sexuality), parent education (FSHS 670 - Working with Parents) and qualitative methodology.
- Areas of Specialization:
- Children's understanding of and parent-child discussions about war and peace
- Adolescent sexuality, pregnancy and parenting
- Undergraduate internships in family-related programs
- B.A. in psychology, Manchester College (1986)
- M.S. in child development and family studies, Purdue University (1992)
- Ph.D. in child development and family studies, Purdue University (1994)
I grew up in Elgin, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) with 3 siblings (all older than I). I have spent my life in several places in the Midwest – Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota and Kansas. I met my husband while we were students at Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana. We have two boys. As a family we enjoy music, traveling, reading, spending time outdoors and playing games.