Sarah Tulane

Human Devt. and Family Studies

Clinical Associate Professor - Online Coordinator


Sarah Tulane

Contact Information

Office Location: FL 220
Phone: 435-797-7479
Email: sarah.tulane@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, Family and Human Development, Utah State University, 2012
Social Implications of Adolescent Text Messaging
MS, Youth and Adolescence, Utah State University, 2009
The Effectiveness of Graduate Teaching Assistants
BS, Community Service, Utah State University, 2008
Master Teacher Certification, ETE Scholars USU, 2022
Certificate in Effective College Instruction, THE ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY EDUCATORS AND THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION, 2021
Teaching Scholar Certificate, Empowering Teaching Excellence USU, 2019
Mental Health First Aid, The National Council for Behavioral Health, 2019

Biography

Sarah Tulane is a clinical associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Utah State University. Her research interests include child and adolescent development, interactive technology use and relationships, and family life education methodology. Her teaching assignments include Human Development Across the Lifespan, Child Development, Family Life Education Methods, and Research Methods.

Research Interests

Interactive technology and relationships, adolescent psychosocial development, child development, family life education methods

Awards

College of Education Teacher of the Year, 2015

Utah State University

Family, Consumer, and Human Development Teacher of the Year, 2015

First Place research presentation , 2011

Intermountain Graduate Research Symposium

Phyllis R. Snow Academic Scholarship, 2011

Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Don C. Carter Academic Scholarship, 2010

Family, Consumer, and Human Development Department, Utah State University

Brent C & Kevon Miller Academic Scholarship, 2009

Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Presidental Fellowship for Academic Achievement, 2009

Utah State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2008

Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development


    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Tulane, S., Vaterlaus, J.M, Beckert, T.E, (2015). 'That is SO not True': Adolescent Perspectives of Adult Misconceptions of Teen Text Messaging: Technology and Youth: Growing Up in a Digital World . Sociological Studies of Children & Youth
  • Vaterlaus, J.M, Tulane, S., (2015). Digital generation differences in parent-adolescent relationships: Family Communication in the Digital Age.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Tulane, S., Beckert, T.E, A Qualitative Examination of Graduate Instructor Training and Perceptions of Preparedness to Teach. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and Perceptions of Preparedness to Teach
  • Vaterlaus, J.M, Tulane, S., The perceived influence of interactive technology on marital relationships. Contemporary Family Therapy
  • Vaterlaus, J.M, Tulane, S., Porter, B.D, Beckert, T.E, (2018). The perceived influence of media and technology on adolescent romantic relationships. Journal of Adolescent Research, 33:6, 651-671. doi: 10.1177/0743558417712611
  • Dorsch, T., King, M.Q, Dunn, C.R, Osai, K.V, Tulane, S., (2017). The impact of evidence-based parent education in organized youth sport: A pilot study. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2016.1194909
  • Stanley, J.L, Vaterlaus, J.M, Tulane, S., Beckert, T.E, (2017). A place for technology in parent education: An exploratory study of parent perceptions. . Marriage and Family Review, 53:8, 811-825. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2017.1359813
  • Dew, J.P, Tulane, S., (2015). The association between time spent using entertainment media and marital quality in a contemporary national sample. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 36, 621-632.
  • Vaterlaus, J.M, Jones, R., Tulane, S., Perceived differences in knowledge about interactive technology between young adults and their parents. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
  • Vaterlaus, J.M, Beckert, T.E, Tulane, S., Bird, C.V, (2014). "They always ask what I'm doing and who I'm talking to": Parental mediation of adolescent interactive technology use.. Marriage and Family Review
  • Tulane, S., Beckert, T.E, (2013). Perceptions of Texting: A Comparison of Female High School and College Students . North American Journal of Psychology, 15:2, 395-404.
  • Higginbotham, B., Tulane, S., Skogrand, L.M, (2012). Stepfamily education and changes in financial practices. Journal of Family Issues, 33:10, 1398-1420. doi: 10.1177/0192513X12450000
  • Tulane, S., Beckert, T.E, (2011). Perceived Effectiveness of Graduate Teaching Assistants. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11:4, 44-55.
  • Tulane, S., Skogrand, L.M, DeFrain, J., (2011). Couples in great marriages who considered divorcing.. Marriage and Family Review, 47, 265-343.

Professional Journal

  • Tulane, S., Vaterlaus, J.M, Beckert, T.E, A Mixed Methods Examination of Adolescents' Reasons for Pretending to Text. Journal of Adolescence
  • Tulane, S., Vaterlaus, J.M, Beckert, T.E, ‘An A in their social lives, but an F in school’: Adolescent perceptions of texting in school. Youth & Society

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

HDFS 1500 - Human Development Across the Lifespan, Spring 2022
HDFS 1500 - Human Development Across the Lifespan, Spring 2022
HDFS 4260 - Family Life Education Methods, Fall 2021
HDFS 1500 - Human Development Across the Lifespan, Fall 2021
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Fall 2021
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Spring 2021
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2021
HDFS 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2020
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Fall 2020
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Summer 2020
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2020
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Spring 2020
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2020
HDFS 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2019
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Fall 2019
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Summer 2019
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2019
HDFS 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Spring 2019
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Spring 2019
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2019
HDFS 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2018
HDFS 4990 - Readings and Conference, Fall 2018
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Fall 2018
HDFS 3130 - Research Methods (QI), Summer 2018
HDFS 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2018
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Spring 2018
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Spring 2018
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2018
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Summer 2017
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2017
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Spring 2017
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Spring 2017
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Spring 2017
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2017
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2017
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2016
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Fall 2016
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Summer 2016
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2016
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Spring 2016
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Spring 2016
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2016
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Summer 2015
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2015
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Spring 2015
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Spring 2015
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2015
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Fall 2014
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2014
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Fall 2014
FCHD 3500 - Infancy and Childhood, Summer 2014
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Summer 2014
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2014
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Spring 2014
FCHD 3130 - Research Methods, Spring 2014
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2014
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Fall 2013
FCHD 3520 - Children in the Middle Years, Summer 2013
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2013
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Spring 2013
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2013
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Fall 2012
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Summer 2012
FCHD 3520 - Children in the Middle Years, Summer 2012
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2012
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Spring 2012
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Spring 2012
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Spring 2012
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2012
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Fall 2011
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Fall 2011
FCHD 5540 - Family Life Education Methods, Fall 2011
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Fall 2011
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Summer 2011
FCHD 1500 - Human Development Across the Lifespan, Summer 2011
FCHD 4830 - Senior Capstone Project, Summer 2011
FCHD 1010 - Balancing Work and Family, Fall 2010
FCHD 3530 - Adolescent Development, Spring 2010

Graduate Students Mentored

Laura Woodland, Human Devt. and Family Studies, May 2020 - April 2021
Emily Smith, Human Devt. and Family Studies, July 2020 - March 2021