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.

Classes Taught

  • Course number: HDFS 174: Course title: Introduction into Cultural Diversity of Families
  • 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 517: Course title: Couple Relationships
  • Course number: HDFS 501 : Course title: Reflective Care 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

  • BS Human Development & Family Studies


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


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