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Child and Family Science

Rhett Billen, Associate Professor in Child and Family Science

Rhette Billen

Phone: 559-278-3228
Office: Family Food Sciences 201

Education: Ph.D. Child and Family Studies, University
of Tennessee-Knoxville; M.S. Child and Family
Studies, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
B.S. Marriage, Family, and Human Development,
Brigham Young University

Experience and Research: Joining the Fresno State
faculty full-time in the fall of 2016, Rhett served the
previous year as a lecturer for child growth
and development, family crisis, adolescent learning
and development classes at Fresno State and Clovis
Community College. He also taught classes at Tennessee in family stress, human sexuality, parent-child relations, and served as a graduate research assistant. At Fresno State, Rhett enjoys teaching family science courses and the upper division writing course. His research has focused on families with young children with developmental disabilities and determinants of parental involvement among families of children receiving early intervention services. In August 2017, Rhett became a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). He is working towards collaborating with families of children with disabilities in the central valley to conduct research and develop family life education materials.