Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Janet Crow, Ph.D., CFLE

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Child and Family Studies

Contact Information

Telephone: (254)710-1227


Office: 204 Mary Gibbs Jones Building

Office Hours:

  • Monday by appointment
  • Tuesday 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.; 12:30 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. 12:30 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday by appointment

    Mailing Address:

      One Bear Place #97346

      Waco, TX 76798


    • Ph.D., Kansas State University

    • M.A., Spalding University

    • B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia


    • National Council on Family Relations

    • Texas Affiliate National Council on Family Relations

    • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    • Texas Affiliate of AAFCS

    • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

    • National Military Family Association

    • Military Child Education Coalition


    I came to university teaching after many years of practice as a counselor, parent educator, and parent education/family support program manager. I try to integrate this experience into working with students at Baylor, using "real-life" examples and situations to help students understand the concepts and theories which we discuss. My research focus and passion for military family well-being, coping, and resilience grew out of my experiences as a military spouse, and now, the mother of active duty soldiers. It is my goal to, in any way possible, be a resource for Baylor students who plan to work with individuals and families.


    • FCS 3356 Theories of Family Development

    • FCS 4V93 Family Life Education and Ethics

    • FCS 4367 Family Transitions, Stress, and Resilience

    • FCS 4359 Parenting

    • FCS 4365 Adult Development

    • FCS 3204 Introduction to Research in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Teaching Interests:

    I love working with students, so enjoy teaching just about anything in my area. However, I particularly love teaching Family Transitions, Stress and Resilience, Theories of Family Development, and Family Life Education and Ethics. I am passionate about the application of research to practice, so enjoy opportunities to translate that research into everyday language easily understood and applied by students and practitioners.


    • Family stress, coping, and resilience

    • Military family well-being, coping, and resilience

    • Parenting and parent education

    • The Impact of deployment on the family-system

    For Dr' Crow's Selected Publications Click Here

    For Dr. Crow's Selected Presentations and Workshops Click Here