Sharon M. Ballard, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS: is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. She has been a certified family life educator since 1998 and is serving her fifth year on the CFLE advisory board with the National Council on Family Relations. Sharon has taught family life education and family studies courses at the university level (both undergraduate and graduate) for eleven years and at the high school level for six years. She has also conducted a variety of family life education programs in community settings. She has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, many of which are about family life education.
Alan C. Taylor, Ph.D. CFLE: is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. Alan has taught family life education and family relationship curriculum at the university level for the past 14 years. He has worked within the community as a family life educator within a state prison setting and also as a court-mandated parenting instructor. Alan's master's degree is specifically in Family Life Education from Brigham Young University and he has been a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations for the past 11 years. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters within edited books.