Polina LevchenkoTeaching Faculty

In my teaching position I am honored to facilitate learners’ growth and deeper understanding of a variety of topics related to diversity of family life, child’s socialization, and “soft skills” relevant to any helping profession. I emphasize human connection and empathy by building relationships with and among learners in my classes and beyond. I strive to organize learning experiences in dynamic, interactive, and meaningful ways by offering opportunities for self-reflection, real-world application, and peer-learning. As a member of the School of Human Ecology team I am committed to supporting students in their aspiration to enhance lives of families and communities locally, nationally, and globally.


National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)


Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)

Classes Taught

  • Course number: HDFS 469 : Course title: Family and Community Influences on the Young Child
  • Course number: HDFS 474: Course title: Racial and Ethnic Families in the US
  • Course number: HDFS 501 : Course title: Helping and Facilitation Skills
Portrait of Polina Levchenko, a white woman smiling, with dark blonde hair, a maroon blouse, tan cardigan, and grey skirt.


  • Human Development & Family Studies

Degree Program

  • Human Development & Family Studies


  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)


  • PhD Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
  • MA & BA, Russian Philology, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia