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School of Family Studies and Human Services

Bronwyn S. Fees

Bronwyn S. Fees

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Contact Information

119N Justin Hall
785-532-1421
fees@k-state.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies/Child Development, 1998, Iowa State University
    Dissertation: Parent and educators' beliefs regarding their influence on children's competencies
  • MS Education, 1986, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • BS Education/Family and Consumer Sciences, 1984, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Credentials and/or Certifications

  • State of Nebraska Initial Teaching Certificate #2010006764 (expires 7/20/15)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education

Courses Taught

  • FSHS 301 Early Childhood
  • FSHS 450 Early Childhood Environments
  • FSHS 540 Curriculum for Cognitive and Language Development
  • FSHS 740 Play
  • FSHS 810 Child Development
  • FSHS 820 Theories of Human Development
  • FSHS 830 Advanced Program Development

Professional Biography

Bronwyn Fees, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in Early Childhood Education and Life-Span Human Development. Fees leads the college the strategic planning process, focuses on graduate education, distance education and faculty development and awards. Her research focuses on physical activity of young children within programs, early care and education programs, affordances of the physical environment for children with autism and international perspectives on early education. Her work has been published internationally and nationally, including a collaborative study conducted in the child development lab school work cited in the Institutes of Health recent publication, "Childhood Obesity." She has presented nationally and internationally and led international study tours to China, Tanzania and Hungary. She has worked with graduate and undergraduate students to present their experiences at local, state, national and international conferences. She is membership chair for the USA affiliate of the World Organization for Preschool Education (OMEP) a member of Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Delta Pi, ACEI, NAEYC, SRCD and AERA. She is a reviewer for journals in early education, nutrition and physical activity, and family studies, and a grant reviewer for the competitive federal grants. Prior to joining the faculty at KSU in 1998, Fees taught at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Huron University and served as HU’s director for institutional assessment.

Personal Information

When not on campus, Fees enjoys running and hiking with her family and two terriers. As a native Kansan, a former 4-H member for many years and strong proponent of the land-grant system, she endorses mission of Kansas State University and loves the color purple.

Vita (pdf)