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Sarah Tulane

Sarah Tulane, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Online Coordinator

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Sarah Tulane is a clinical assistant professor in the department of Human Development and Family Studies. She loves teaching a variety of classes, such as Research Methods, Infant and Childhood Development, and Family Life Education Methods. She runs the Senior Capstone Project for the online Family Life Studies degree, a program for which she also coordinates and advises. Her research interests include adolescent psychosocial development, interactive technology and relationships, and family life education. Play is her favorite concept in Human Development, and her favorite hobby is playing with her children.


  • PhD, Utah State University, Family and Human Development, 2012
  • MS, Utah State University, Human Development and Family Studies; Youth and Adolescence Emphasis, 2009
  • BS, Utah State University, Human Development and Family Studies; Community Service Emphasis, 2008

Research Interests

Dr. Tulane’s research interests are primarily with interactive technology use in relationships and human development. She is particularly interested in adolescent psychosocial development in the context of interactive technology use. She works with the Applied Research Lab in Lifespan Development. Dr. Tulane is also interested in Family Life Education methodologies, and improving practices with adult education through research. She enjoys using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies in her research.