Faculty & Staff


Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee (APCC)

The Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee (APCC) in the Department of Child & Family Studies is a standing committee for issues related to curriculum, undergraduate and graduate program development, and professional continuing education programs (including graduate certificates).

Please refer to the CFS Governance Document for information on the structure, function and duties of the APCC (page 22).

Checklist for Course Proposals and Examples

CFS Academic Programs & Curriculum Committee Members
Member Representation
Matthew Foster Chair
Matthew Foster Rightpath
Amanda Depippo CRMHC Program
Cathy Sowel Certificate Programs
Linda Callejas CABH Program
Sarah Bloom ABA Program
Lauren Baxley MFT Program
Student Members: Representation
Alyssa Rojas ABA Program
Ex officio non-voting members:
Debra Mowery CFS Governance Council

Admissions Committee

CFS has a standing Admissions Committee for each academic degree and certificate program within the department. Each Admissions Committee is responsible for issues related to admission of students to a specific CFS program, recommending policies for student recruitment and advisement to the specific program, establishing and monitoring the minimum program admission requirements, discussing admission trends and reviewing special admission requirements for the program, and reviewing program recruitment and retention strategies as well as student diversity issues, consistent with the Department, College, and University goals.

CFS Admissions Committee Members
Program Members

Graduate Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Master's & Doctoral Programs
  • Ray Miltenberger, Chair
  • Kwang-Sun Blair
  • Sarah Bloom
  • Catia Cividini-Motta
  • Anthony Concepcion
  • Kimberly Crosland
  • Brianna Laureano
  • Meka McCammon
  • Bryon Miller
  • Paige Talhelm
  • Heather Zerger
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (MSCABH) Master's Program
  • Debra Mowery, Chair
  • Linda Callejas
  • Matthew Foster
  • Tom Massey
  • Cathy Sowell
Rehabilitation Counseling & Disability Sciences Master's Program
  • Chih-Chin Chou, Chair
  • Leah Worthey
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMHC) Master's Program
  • Chih-Chin Chou, Chair
  • Vicky Buckles
  • Amanda DePippo
  • Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga
  • Tessa Hastings
  • Tammy Jorgensen-Smith
  • Marilyn Stern
  • Rick Weinberg
Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program
  • Ryan Henry, Chair
  • Lauren Baxley
Graduate Certificates
Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling Graduate Certificate
  • Vicky Buckles
Children's Mental Health Graduate Certificate
  • Cathy Sowell
Marriage Family Therapy Graduate Certificate
  • Ryan Henry
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Graduate Certificate
  • Laura Rodriquez-Lopez
ITRE Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health 
  • Bruce Levin

Tenure and Promotion

CFS Department-level Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committees are established as specified in CBCS Guidelines for Faculty Appointment, Tenure, and Promotion.