Nicole McAninch, Ph.D., CFLE

Nicole McAninch, Ph.D., CFLE
Interim Associate Chair, Clinical Associate Professor in Child and Family Studies
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Clinical Associate Professor 

Department of Human Sciences and Design

Dr. Nicole McAninch is a Clinical Associate Professor in Child and Family Studies. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s of Social Work (2004) and a Master’s of Social Work (2006), and earned her PhD in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University in 2011. She is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) with the National Council on Family Relations. Her previous work includes school social work and student career advisement.

She joined the Baylor faculty in 2009, and was named a Baylor Faculty Fellow in 2020 for excellence in teaching with technology. She engages in scholarship and community practice through church-based family life education programming, and the Intentional Family Project, co-designed with Dr. Karen Melton to promote family well-being.

Current Scholarship Interests:

  • Family resource management
  • Student professional development

Current Courses Taught:

  • CFS 3350 Individual and Family Financial Management
  • CFS 3354 Family Life Education and Ethics
  • CFS 4191 Professional Practices in Child and Family Studies
  • CFS 4390 Practicum in Child and Family Studies