Associate Professor and Extension Parenting Specialist
College Station, Texas 77843-2251
Dr. Rick Peterson is an Associate Professor and Parenting Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University. He has statewide leadership responsibilities for program development and outcome evaluation of parenting and family life education programs. He conducts workshops and applied research related to parent education and family functioning; he has also written numerous Extension publications, curricula, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Rick has program development experience in the areas family life, parenting, child care, and mental health. He is a faculty member of the University Center on Disability at Texas A&M and project director for the Career Technology Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center (CTSP Center). Rick is utilizing and integrating technology into program delivery of Extension programs and materials through web access, as well as self-paced learning modules for parents, caregivers, and family professionals.
Rick is President of the National Association for Rural Mental Health and holds memberships in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and National Council of Family Relations. Rick is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Family Life Educator, and trained mediator. He holds degrees from Kansas State University, including a B.A. in Agriculture, a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Ph.D. in Family Life Education.
Last updated: March 26, 2015