103A Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
workOffice Phone: 706-542-6873
HDFS 5900 - Pre-Internship
HDFS 4870 - Human Sexuality across the Lifespan
HDFS 4130 - Family Policy
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Child and Family Development||University of Georgia||2011|
|M.S.||Child and Family Development||University of Georgia||2009|
|B.S.||Human Development and Family Studies||The University of Texas at Austin||2006|
I research pedagogy through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) lens. This allows me to implement pedagogical strategies and systematically explore their effectiveness. Past research in this area includes peer review on research papers. I am actively researching the use of alternative texts (novels) in Human Sexuality across the Lifespan. I am interested in also exploring the impact of internships on students and am currently developing an interdisciplinary project around this topic. In the past, I explored family and community involvement through school gardens, looking at funds of knowledge and environmental literacy.
Assessing instructional methods through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning perspective in Human Sexuality across the Lifespan.
Courses taught include Issues in the Family Systems, Human Sexuality across the Lifespan, and Family Policy, Family Life Education Methodology.
As Internship Coordinator, Pre-Internship and Internship.
Faculty Advisor for Student Organization: Camp for a Cause with Camp Twin Lakes
Human Development and Family Science Representative on the College Curriculum Committee
My areas of expertise include professional development and internships, as well as family and community involvement and impact on optimal development.
|Organization / Department||Title||Years of Service|
|Athens Technical College||Adjunct Instructor||2|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Writing Fellow||University of Georgia - Center for Teaching and Learning||2013|
|Teaching Academy Fellow||University of Georgia - Teaching Academy||2013|
|Teacher of the Week||Center for Teaching and Learning||2014|
|Undergraduate Mentorship Award||Human Development and Family Science||2015|
Gonyea, J. & Kozak, M.S. (2014). Scaffolding family science student experiences to increase employment options and preparedness. Family Science Review, 19 (1).
Kozak, M.S. McCreight, J. (2013). We Grew It!: Enrichment Through Sustainable Gardening in Elementary School. Journal of Applied Environmental Education and Communication., 12(1), 29-37.
Lee, B.Y., Kozak, M.S., Nancoo, C.P., Chen, H., Middendorf, K., & Gale, J. (In Press 2013). Exploring dominant discourses: Creating spaces to find voice and cultural identity. Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 20 (1).
Kozak, M.S. & McCreight, J. (2010). Collaborative Inquiry: Growing to Learn, and Learning to Grow. Childhood Education, 87(1), 66-67.
Souto-Manning, M., & Scott, M. (2008). Book Review: Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School Age Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: An International Journal, 5(4), 265-270
|Athens Farm to School||Co-director||2010-present||Community|
|Athens Farmers Market||Volunteer||2009-present||Community|
|Athens Land Trust Community Garden Network||School Garden Member||2010-2012||Community|
Gonyea, J.L. & Kozak, M.S. (2015). Navigating career roadmaps: Developing your professional GPS through internships. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing.
Kozak, M.S. (2016). Exploring student growth in Human Sexuality. Manuscript in preparation.
Kozak, M.S. & Dove, M.K. (2014). Exploring the peer-review process on an undergraduate research paper. Manuscript in preparation.
Kozak, M.S. & Wallinga, C.W. (2014). Growing Successful Gardens and Partnerships: Tips for Teachers! Manuscript in preparation.
Kozak, M.S. & Wallinga, C.W. (2014). Community-School partnerships in gardens. Manuscript in preparation.
As Lecturer and Undergraduate Internship Coordinator, I am responsible for teaching HDFS content courses, as well as preparing students to find an internship and then supervise them while they are completing their academic, applied learning experience. As the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, I am responsible for retaining, recruiting and promoting our students.