DR. SUSAN ALFORD
Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Dr. Susan Alford joined the Department of
Behavioral and Social Sciences in 2001 and currently serves as an
associate professor of psychology and human development. She teaches
both undergraduate and graduate courses including Marriage
and Family, Psychology of Human Sexuality, Lifespan Development and
Psychology of Gender.
Alford is a published author and researcher in the
areas of child and adolescent sexuality and marriage/family
relationships. Her current field of research deals with child and teen
internet safety issues as well as best practices in sexuality
education for churches and schools.
She received her BA in psychology from Lee in 1987,
her MEd in counselor education and counseling psychology from the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and her PhD in human development
& family studies from the University of Tennessee
She has two daughters, Kaitlyn and Caroline.