Jennifer Best, MSEd, CFLE, CFCS, HDFS, BCC

Lecturer | Department Coordinator

Teaches Developmental Psychology courses and Research Methods. Her specialty is in human growth and development, family sciences, and applied research and evaluation

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Education and Training

  • Post-Graduate Certification, North Carolina State University, Family Life Coaching
  • Master of Science in Education, Western Illinois University, Education and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Northern Iowa, Psychology

My favorite Ambrose tradition is social justice. This has always been my passion!

Jennifer Best

Highlighted Research, Publications, and Affiliations


Mentored Student Research
2018: School Based Health Care Interventions in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

2019: Self-Regulation in 6th Grade Boys: An Independent Study

Field Research Assistant
Frazier, R., Pratt, D., Cardazone, G., Hartig, M., Liang, J., Georges, A. (2018). Final Report for
AmeriCorps Opportunity Youth Evaluation Bundling. North Bethesda, MD: JBS International, Inc.

Invited Conference Presentations

March 5, 2020, Children Exposed to Violence Conference, Moline, IL
March 7, 2019, Children Exposed to Violence Conference, Moline, IL
October 12, 2018, School Counselor Academy, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL
November 9, 2017, American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC
March 16, 2017, Children Exposed to Violence Conference, Moline, IL
July 28, 2015, National Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning, Center Summer Institute, Dallas, Texas

Courses Taught

Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Advanced Child and Adolescent Development
Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Certified Family Life Educator, National Council on Family Relations, 2007-Present
Certified Family Consumer Science - Human Development and Family Studies, American Association of Family Consumer Science, 2012-Present
Board Certified Coach, Council for Credentialing and Education, 2015-Present
National Exam Writer for CFLE Exam, National Council on Family Relations, 2015-present

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