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Mariann Taylor

Dr. Mariann Taylor

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Taylor has a M.S. degree in Child and Family Studies and a Ph.D. in Adult Education, both from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is also a CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator), a credential granted through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Dr. Taylor was the recipient of the John R. Rachal Dissertation Award and she was chosen to present her research in the Emerging Scholar Lecture Series at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her research interests include parenting education, transformative learning, and family life education in mandated settings. Before joining the faculty at USM, Dr. Taylor was a practicing family educator working in the non-profit arena, where she primarily wrote grants and administered family life education centers. Dr. Taylor was recently selected as the Outstanding Visiting Faculty member for the College of Education and Human Sciences.

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2013)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (2007)

FAM 351 -Marital and Family Relations
FAM 453 - The Family in Later Life
FAM 401 - Family Life Education
FAM 455 -Family Theories
FAM 452 - Parenthood
FAM 352 - Families and Adolescents
FAM 633 - Adolescents and The Family System
FAM 624/555 - Advanced Family Theories
FAM 640/501 - Child and Family Life Education
FAM 601 - Program Evaluation and Assessment
FAM 500 - Orientation to CFS
FAM 690 -Practicum in CFS

  • Employing transformative learning theory in the design and implementation of a curriculum for court-ordered participants in a parent education class, Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
  • National Council on Family Relations

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Child and Family Sciences