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Applied Human Sciences Faculty and Staff

Dr. Adam West, MSW, CFLE
Dr. Adam West, MSW, CFLE
- Director, Child and Family Studies Grad Studies Program; Associate Professor, Family Studies

FACS-310 Management of Family Resources

FACS-311 Family Relations

FACS-410 Internship

FACS-495 Family and Relationship Violence

FACS-499 Family Policy Analysis

FACS-550 Youth and Family Theory and Research

FACS-580  Internship


Development and maintenance of romantic unions

Commmitment in premarital and early marital relationships

Development and evaluation of romantic relationship education programs

Parenting and parent-child relationships in the context of chronic illnesses (particularly Multiple Sclerosis)

Romantic relationship processes in families with Multiple Sclerosis

Joined WKU

Joined AHS in 2010

Received Ph. D. from University of Texas at Austin

Teaches Family Studies


Dr. West's love of teaching brought him to WKU in 2010.  He is a licensed Social Worker and a Certified Family Life Educator.  He and his wife are the parents of five children.

Ph. D. - Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

M. S. - Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

B. S. - Marriage, Family, and Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2002

Professional Affiliations:

National Council on Family Relations

International Association of Relationship Researchers

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Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 2/15/19