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Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS


Headshot Associate Professor - Family and Consumer Sciences
Program Director - Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Undergraduate and Graduate)
302 CPS
715-346-2263

Areas of Expertise 

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Current Undergraduate Classes Taught

  • FCS 166 - The Family: Continuing Concerns
  • FCS 190 - Developing Human Services Professionals
  • FCS 340 - Clothing, Textiles, and Housing
  • FCS 391 - Curriculum and Methods for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • FCS 392 - Program Planning and Assessment in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • FCS 394 - Principles of Career and Technical Education
  • FCS 396 - Cooperative Occupational Education Programs
  • FCS 398 - Student Teaching in K-12 Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
  • FCS 400 - Seminar for Student Teachers and Interns
  • FCS 498 - Intern Teaching
  • HD 230 - Human Sexuality
  • HD 397 - Fieldwork

Current Graduate Classes Taught

  • FCS 540 - Clothing, Textiles, and Housing
  • FCS 600 - Seminar for Student Teachers and Interns
  • FCS 792 - Nutrition and Food Preparation for Healthy Living
  • FCS 797 - Student Teaching in K-12 Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
  • FCS 798 - Graduate Intern Teaching for Family and Consumer Sciences Certification
  • HD 597 - Fieldwork

Research Interests

  • Impact of Advanced Placement Coursework on Time to Degree Completion
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum

Professional Highlights

  • 2021-current: Associate Editor of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
  • 2000-current: Treasurer of Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2016-18: President, National Association of Teacher Educators for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2017: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leader Award Recipient
  • 2016: Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leader Award Recipient
  • 2015: President-elect National Association of Teacher Educators For Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 2009: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year
  • 2008: Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year

Education 

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Edgewood College, 2015
  • M.S. Home Economics w/ concentration in FCSE, UW-Stout, 2007
  • B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education, UW-Stout, 1999

Professional Experience

  • 2001-12: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Menomonie High School, Menomonie, Wis.
  • 2000-01: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Delong Middle School, Eau Claire, Wis.

Cultural Competence Series


Alumni College Experience (ACE)

  • Relationships, Sexuality and Love: Join Susan Turgeson as she walks through the social, emotional and intellectual areas of different types of love, human sexuality, relationship health and love languages.
 
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