B.A. in Family Studies –
Marriage & Family


Carolyn Pela, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities

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Dr. Carolyn Pela is the department chair for Behavioral and Social Sciences, and professor of behavioral health, family studies, and psychology. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 35 years of experience in the mental health field. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Human Sexuality and researches and publishes in the area of human sexuality. Dr. Pela is a fellow of the AAMFT, an AAMFT approved clinical supervisor, and a Certified Family Life Educator. She also serves on the advisory councils for the Glendale Community College Child and Family Studies program, and the Fuller Seminary’s Arizona MFT program.

Rachel Johnson

Family Studies Instructor

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