Concordia St. Paul News

September 3, 2015

Dr. Michael Walcheski Selected to NCFR Academic Program Review Committee

Dr. Michael Walcheski (’83), Chair of Concordia University, St. Paul’s Department of Child and Family Education and Professor of Psychology and Family Science, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Academic Program Review Committee (APR).

This committee is charged with the review of academic applications, development of CFLE-APR policies, and to promote the CFLE program. Dr. Walcheski, who was appointed to the NCFR’s Future of Family Science Task Force in 2014, will serve a three-year team beginning in January 2016.

Established in 1938, the NCFR is a nonpartisan, nonprofit professional organization focused solely on family research, policy and practice. The organization’s 3,500 members represent leading family researchers, educators, and practitioners from around the world.

Dr. Walcheski is a nationally recognized expert in Family Life Education who conducts presentations and professional training sessions at academic conferences, family life education seminars and workshops. He was named Certified Family Life Educator of the Year by the National Council on Family Relations in 2008. He is co-author of numerous publications, including journal articles, training monographs and books.