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Assistant Professor


Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 113A 

Office Phone:  (724) 357-7692

E-mail Address:


Areas of Interests

Personal finance, family and consumer sciences teacher preparation

Biography/Professional Experience

Dr. Owens taught middle school family and consumer sciences in Arkansas and Virginia before becoming a member of the IUP faculty in fall 2009. She currently serves on the Teacher Education Curriculum Committee and multiple departmental committees, is the APSCUF representative for the HDES department, and is co-advisor for the IUP student unit of the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is also the current Western Vice-President for the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (2013-2016). 

Courses Taught

  • FCSE 143: Financial Wellness
  •  FCSE 312: Housing & Culture
  • FCSE 315: Consumer Economics & Family Finance
  • FSMR 112: Clothing Construction
  • EDUC 242: Pre-student Teaching Clinical Experience I
  • EDUC 441: Student Teaching

  • Human Development and Environmental Studies Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 207
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2336
  • Fax: 724-357-5941
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.