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 Carol Werhan, Ph.D.

Carol Werhan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Discipline/Specialization: Teacher Education
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Office: 113 Family & Consumer Sciences Building
Phone: 620-235-4573

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Ph.D., Secondary Education, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.A.

B.S., Vocational Home Economics Education and Community Services, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Met criteria to be licensed to teach secondary Family and Consumer Sciences in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota, U.S.A.

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
Impact of study abroad on college students; pre-service teacher preparation; Gender and the field of family and consumer sciences

Publications and Presentations


  • Hurwood, M. and Werhan, C. (2011). Evolution of a successful partnership. International Educator.(Washington, D.C.), 20(3), 94-6.
  • Werhan, C. (2010). Men as FCS Teachers: An Exploration of a Gendered Profession. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 102 (1), 27-32.
  • Werhan, C.R. (2010). Family and consumer sciences. In The Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (Vol. 1, pp. 367-369). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Werhan, C. and Way, W. (2006) Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences:  Results of a National State-of-the-Field Survey. Journal of Family and Consumer Science,98 (1).
  • Olson, S. and Werhan, C. (2005). Teacher preparation via on-line learning: a growing alternative for many. Action in Teacher Education, 27(3). 
  • Werhan, C., Buckland, S., & Vollmer, J. (2004). Finding a place for tradition in the curriculum:  A case study for sewing in the Ohio family and consumer sciences classroom.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 22(1), 43-57. 


  • More than International Student Teaching -- A Collaborative Partnership [poster]
    2011 NAFSA Annual Conference
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 3, 2011
  • Co-Responsibility for all Learners—Co-Teaching as a methodology to increase capacity for K-12 students, cooperating teachers and teacher candidates
    AACTE 2011 Annual Conference
    San Diego, CA, February 26, 2011
  • Why Do Men Enter the Gendered Profession of Family and Consumer Sciences Education?—An Exploratory Case Study
    2010 AAFCS Annual Conference and Exposition
    Cleveland, OH, June 26, 2010
  • A Professional Development Model for Promoting Intercultural Competence in Student Teaching Supervisors
    AACTE 2010 Annual Conference
    Atlanta, GA, February 19, 2010
  • Sustaining the Future of Family and Consumer Sciences Education
    2009 Association of Career and Technical Education Annual Convention
    Nashville, TN, November 21, 2009
  • Doing “Women’s Work”—Men as FACS Teachers 
    23rd Women in Educational Leadership Conference (WELC)
    Lincoln, NE, October 5, 2009