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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Family and Consumer Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Duane Whitbeck

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Contact Person:
Holly Viets

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Phone: 620-235-4457
Fax: 620-235-4686

Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762


Education and Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Secondary Education
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Master of Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Bachelor of Science, Vocational Home Economics Education and Community Services
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Met criteria to be licensed to teach secondary Family and Consumer Sciences in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota

Interests, Publications and Presentations

Impact of study abroad on college students; pre-service teacher preparation; Gender and the field of family and consumer sciences

Hurwood, M. and Werhan, C. (2011). Evolution of a successful partnership. International Educator.(Washington, D.C.), 20(3), 94-6.

Werhan, C. (2010). Men as FCS Teachers: An Exploration of a Gendered Profession. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 102 (1), 27-32.

Werhan, C.R. (2010). Family and consumer sciences. In The Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (Vol. 1, pp. 367-369). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Werhan, C. and Way, W. (2006) Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences:  Results of a National State-of-the-Field Survey. Journal of Family and Consumer Science,98 (1).

Olson, S. and Werhan, C. (2005). Teacher preparation via on-line learning: a growing alternative for many. Action in Teacher Education, 27(3). 

Werhan, C., Buckland, S., & Vollmer, J. (2004). Finding a place for tradition in the curriculum:  A case study for sewing in the Ohio family and consumer sciences classroom.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 22(1), 43-57. 

More than International Student Teaching -- A Collaborative Partnership [poster]
2011 NAFSA Annual Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 3, 2011

Co-Responsibility for all Learners—Co-Teaching as a methodology to increase capacity for K-12 students, cooperating teachers and teacher candidates
AACTE 2011 Annual Conference
San Diego, CA, February 26, 2011

Why Do Men Enter the Gendered Profession of Family and Consumer Sciences Education?—An Exploratory Case Study
2010 AAFCS Annual Conference and Exposition
Cleveland, OH, June 26, 2010

A Professional Development Model for Promoting Intercultural Competence in Student Teaching Supervisors
AACTE 2010 Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA, February 19, 2010

Sustaining the Future of Family and Consumer Sciences Education
2009 Association of Career and Technical Education Annual Convention
Nashville, TN, November 21, 2009

Doing “Women’s Work”—Men as FACS Teachers
23rd Women in Educational Leadership Conference (WELC)
Lincoln, NE, October 5, 2009

Carol Werhan

Carol Werhan

Teacher Education
Individual and Family Management


Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4573 office phone
620-235-4686 fax