Polina Levchenko

Polina Levchenko

Faculty Associate
Human Development and Family Studies Department; Human Development and Family Studies Major
“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”

–Paulo Coelho

In my teaching position I am honored to facilitate learners’ growth and deeper understanding of a variety of topics related to diversity of family life, child’s socialization, and “soft skills” relevant to any helping profession. I emphasize human connection and empathy by building relationships with and among learners in my classes and beyond.  I strive to organize learning experiences in dynamic, interactive, and meaningful ways by offering opportunities for self-reflection, real-world application, and peer-learning. As a member of SOHE team I am committed to supporting SOHE students in their aspiration to enhance lives of families and communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Education

Ph.D. Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, May 2013
M.A. Department of Russian Philology, Kuban State University (Krasnodar, Russia), June 2003
B.A. Department of Russian Philology, Kuban State University (Krasnodar, Russia), June 2002

Affiliations

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Certifications

Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)

HDFS 469 Family and Community Influences on the Young Child

HDFS 474 Racial and Ethnic Families in the US

HDFS 501 Helping and Facilitation Skills