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Heather Sedges

Affiliated Associate Professor


Dr. Sedges joined the Family and Consumer Sciences Department with UT Extension in 2014. Her work as a faculty member and State Human Development Specialist address individual- and family-level well-being from a socioecological, systems-based perspective. She engages others outside of her discipline to ensure broad outreach and diverse approaches. Her expertise in community-based participatory practice translates into a strong ability to establish and elevate mission-driven networks of interdisciplinary groups.


  • Human Development across the lifespan
  • Family and Friend Relationships
  • Mental Health
  • Community-based engagement
  • Farmer Stress
  • Technology


Doctorate, Child Development and Family Studies, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2010

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