Dr. Sylvia Asay

Professor

Office: WSTC 155W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8231   |    Email: asays@unk.edu

Dr. Sylvia Asay

Biography

Education
  • 1998 Ph.D. Community and Human Resources University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • 1984 M.S. Vocational Education Kearney State College
  • 1978 B.S. Home Economics Education Kearney State College
Courses Taught
  • Marriage and Family Relationships, Spring, Fall.
  • Cross-Cultural Family Patterns, Fall
  • Families in Crisis, Spring
Community Interests and Involvement
  • Certified Premarital Counselor
  • Certified Prepare/Enrich Trainer

Research and Presentations

Family Strengths Around the World
  •  Asay, S.M; DeFrain, J.; Metzger, M.; Moyer, B. (2016). Implementing a Strengths-Based Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Worldwide. Journal of Family Violence. 31 3), 349-360.
  • Asay, S., Robila, M., Bodrug-Lungu, V. (2014). Domestic Violence in Moldova. Family Violence from a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Perspective.
  • Asay, S., DeFrain, J., Metzger, M., Moyer, R. (2014). Family Violence from a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
  • Crosswhite-Gamble, J. M., Rice, D., Asay, S. (2014). Text Messaging among US Young Adults: An Exploratory Study on Texting and Its Use within Families. The Social Science Journal, 51(1), 70-78.
  • Asay, S. (2011). Awareness of Domestic Violence within the Evangelical Community: Romania and Moldova. Journal of Family Violence, 26(2), 131-138. 
 
Family Resource Management
  • Moore, T.J., Asay, S.M. (2017) Family Resource Management 3rd Edition. Sage Publications.
  • Moore, T. J., Asay, S. (2015). Family Resource Management. In M.J. Walcheski, J. S. Reinke (Ed.), Family Life Education: The Practice of Family Science (3rd Edition ed.). Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.
Pedagogy
  • Langlais, M.; Asay, S.M.; Vaterlaus, J.M.; Walker, A.B. (in press) A Qualitative Examination of Male Enrollment in Family Science. Family and Consumer Science Research Journal. 46 (1).
  • Vaterlaus, J.M.; Asay, S.M. (2016). Family Life Education Methodology: An Evaluation of a University Family Life Education Course. Family Science Review, 21(2), 135-159.

Service

College Service
  • CBT Visioning Committee (2015)
  • CBT Tenure/Promotion Committee (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • ITEC Graduate Committee (2011)
University Service
  • OTICA, Committee Chair (2014)
  • International Studies Advisory Council. (2011 - present)
  • Kelly Fund Proposal Reviewer (2014)
  • General Studies Council. (2006 - 2013)
  • North Central Reaccreditation Criterion 5 Team. (2012 - 2013)
  • UNK Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee. (2010 - 2013)
  • OTICA Committee Member(2012)
Professional Service
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, Marriage and Family Review. (2013 - Present)
  • Vocational Education Advisory Council, Kearney Public Schools, Kearney, Nebraska. (2013 - Present)
  • National Council on Family Relations, Conferences (2012 - 2017)
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Programs, Life Innovations, Inc.: Trainer, Kearney, NE. (2009- present)
  • Issue Advisor, National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN. (April 2014 - September 2014)
  • ReVision Community/Business Partner Committee, Kearney, NE. (2013)
Public Service
  • Premarital Counselor. (2003 - present)
  • Royal Family Kids Camp, Assistant Director. (2011 - 2013)
Consulting
  • Arab Family Strengths, DOHA International Family Institute (2015 - present)
  • Cross-Cultural Management and International Business Book Project, Advisory Board, Bucharest Romania. (2012)
  • Queen's College (SUNY), Flushing, NY New York. (2012)
  • National DIF Offices, Mexican Government, Mexico City, Mexico Mexico-Federal District (Mexico City). (2011)
  • University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana Botswana. (2011)
Awards and Honors
  • CBT Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award (2017)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for International Family Research, NCFR International Section. (November 12, 2015)
  • CBT Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)
  • Education Quest Foundation. (2010)