Elizabeth L. Morgan Selected as Editor of CFLE Network

Elizabeth L. Morgan, Ph.D., CFLE

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth L. Morgan, Ph.D., CFLE, has accepted the position of editor for CFLE Network, the quarterly newsletter published for professionals who hold the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential.

Dr. Morgan’s expertise from a long career of teaching and curriculum development in family and child development, makes her well-qualified for this position. She served as an assistant editor and writer for Child Care Quarterly, where she gained valuable experiences in publishing. Dr. Morgan also possesses relevant skills in organization management, as well as policy-directed research and analysis. 

Dr. Morgan earned her doctorate degree in child development and family relationships from the University of Texas at Austin (UT). She has worked as a professor, curriculum specialist, and researcher at UT, Texas State University-San Marcos, and is currently an instructor at Texas State University. She has served as an executive director of a community resource center, and in a variety of practitioner roles including public health nurse and parent educator. Dr. Morgan became an NCFR member and earned her CFLE credential in 2004. 

Dr. Morgan reflects on how the CFLE program brought clarity and cohesion to her own professional career, as it united many of her work experiences under the 10 content areas of Family Life Education. “I had considered myself a ‘Jill of all trades and master of none,’” she recalls. Dr. Morgan is now able to apply her understanding of the CFLE core principles across different contexts and vocations. “I enjoy the challenge of introducing undergraduate students to Family Life Education,” she writes. “As the editor of Network, I will be a strong and vocal proponent for the CFLE credential.”

Dr. Morgan will work throughout the editorial process with NCFR staff Dawn Cassidy, M.Ed., CFLE, director of Family Life Education, and longtime editor of Network; and Maddie Hansen, education and certification coordinator. Dr. Morgan looks forward to connecting with CFLEs to create issues of Network that inspire, celebrate, and acknowledge the positive impact of their work upon family well-being.

The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential, administered by NCFR, is the nationally recognized standard in Family Life Education. The credential validates the experience and knowledge of professionals in Family Life Education settings, and helps employers and clients understand the value of these qualifications. Professionals in vocations including formal teaching, research/scholarship, community education, curriculum and resource development, health care, and more, are encouraged to apply. For more information visit ncfr.org/CFLE, email [email protected] or call 888-781-9331.

NCFR is the premier professional association for understanding families through interdisciplinary research, theory, and practice. NCFR has a membership of nearly 3,000 family researchers, practitioners, and educators. For more information on the National Council on Family Relations or its scholarly publications, visit the NCFR website at ncfr.org.