Leslie Koepke

Ph. D.
Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 102 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-2237
Email: koepkel@uwstout.edu

Courses Taught

Dynamics of Family Development

Mid Child/Adolescence

Culturally Diverse Families

Transnational Families

Professional Issues

Place and Supervise Intern Students in Human Development and Family Studies

HDFS Internship

Publications:

Koepke, L.A. and Wolfgram, S. "Gatekeeping" in Family Studies Programs: A Model for Assessing Professional and Personal Practice." Submitted to Family Relations, December 2013.

Koepke, L.A. and Chancey, D.A. Families Creating Sustainable Communities. In L.A. DeReus & L.B. Blume (Eds.), Groves Monographs on Marriage and Family. Final publication, 2014.

Readdick, C.A. and Koepke, L.A. Impact of Globalization on Ireland's Families: An introduction. Family Relations. In review. *

Koepke, L.A. (2010, 2007, 2001) Human Development and Family Studies: Practicum Handbook. WI: University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Koepke, L.A. (2008). Irish Families and Transnational Families: Choosing "or both" Identities. Presidential address at Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, www.GrovesConference.org. 

Koepke, L.A. (2007). A Call to Action: Five Policy Proposals on Behalf of All Families. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 19, 3, 1-12. *

Koepke, L.A. (2009). Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families: Implications for Research, Education, Policy and Service. Peer reviewed book review. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 1,4.  

Readdick, C.A, and Koepke, L.A. (2009). Introductory chapter on Irish Families: A Global Comparison. Family Relations.  In process.  

Koepke, L.A. (2008). Introductory chapter. In Blume, L. and De Reus, L.A. (ed.) Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice for all Families. In process.  

Koepke, L.A. (2009; 2007; 2001). Human Development and Family Studies Practicum Handbook. WI: University of Wisconsin-Stout.  

Koepke, L.A. (2008). Irish Families and Transnational Families: Choosing "or both" Identities. Presidential Address for Groves Conference on Marriage and Family.  www.GrovesConference.org.  

Koepke, L.A. (2007). A Call to Action: Five Policy Proposals on Behalf of all Families. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 19, 3, 1-12.  

Koepke, L.A. (2002).  Comparing Hispanic Funeral Customs.  The Director, 74, 9, 50-54.  

Koepke, L.A. and J.A. Hare. (2001).  Farewell Rituals of the Hmong.  The Director, 73, 9, 32-34.

National Presentations:

Koepke, L.A. & Barnett, A.E. Gatekeeping in Family Studies? Paper presentation at National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX. November 2013.

Koepke, L.A. Traditional and Digital Portfolios: Evaluation Family Studies Program Objectives. Paper presented at National Council on Family Relations. Phoenix, AZ, November 2012.

Koepke, L.A., Rombo, D. & Zaloudek, J. Online Education: Lessons Learned by Faculty and Administrators. Roundtable presented at National Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL, November 2011.

Koepke, L.A. Zeitoun: Implications for Immigrant Families. Discussion at Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. New Orleans, LA, March 2011

Koepke, L.A. Porgram Review: An Innovative Tool for Improving Family Science Programs. Paper presented at National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN, November 2010.

Koepke, L.A. An Ethical Framework for Considering Animal and Human Dilemmas, Roundtable discussion at Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. Seattle, WA, June 2010.

Koepke, L.A.  "Mid Program Reviews and Cultural Sensitivity:  Essential Learner Outcomes." National Council on Family Relations.  San Francisco, CA, November, 2009.

Koepke, L.A. "Tourist or Traveler? Service Learning Programs for a Day, a Year, a Lifetime." Groves Conference on Marriage and Family.  Chapel Hill, NC, June 2009.

Koepke, L.A.  "Somali Health Care Practices and Spiritual Beliefs." National Council on Family Relations.  Little Rock, AK, November 2008.

Koepke, L.A.  "Changing Cultures:  Changing Identity in Somali Women." Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. Galway, Ireland, June 2008. Koepke, L.A.  "A Qualitative Study on the Strengths and Challenges Facing Somali Families in Minnesota." Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. June 2007.

Koepke, L.A. A Qualitative Study on the Strengths and Challenges Facing Somali Families in Minnesota. Roundtable discussion at Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, June 2007.

Koepke, L.A.  "Come, Now Go Home:  The Evolving Immigration Policies between the United States and Mexico." Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, April 2006.

Koepke, L.A., and Johnson, J.  "Use and Role of Distance Technology in Undergraduate Family Studies Practicum/Internships." National Council on Family Relations.  November 2005.

Koepke, L.A.  "Multi-Cultural Funeral Customs." New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association.  Atlantic City, NJ, September 2003.

Koepke, L.A.  "Hispanic Funeral Customs:  A Comparison." Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family.  Miami Beach, FL, June 2003.

Koepke, L.A.  "The Role of a Shaman:  Everyday Practices in Hmong Spirituality." Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family.  Chautauqua, NY, June 2002.

Koepke, L.A.  "East Meets West:  Current Health Care Practices of the Hmong Population." Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family.  Fairbanks, AK, May 2001.

Koepke, L.A.  "Farewell Rituals of the Hmong:  Accommodating Cultural Tensions." National Council on Family Relations.  Rochester, NY, November 2001.

Koepke, L.A. and Hare, J.  "Spiritual Beliefs Across Generations: The Impact of Immigration Upon Hmong Families." National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN, November 2000.

Personal Passions

Cooking
Dancing (Latin, Swing, Ballroom)
Tutoring ESL/ELL
Reading

Invited Presentations to Community Organizations

Corporate Presentations (average 2-3 per year)

  • Getting Organized at Work
  • Growing Up Drug-Free
  • Health and Wellness for Caregivers
  • Letting Go of Worry and Anxiety
  • Managing Work and Family issues
  • Positive Parenting: Tips on Disciplining
  • Reality of Caregiving
  • Recognizing Depression
  • Taking Care of Yourself in Times of Change
  • When the Unthinkable Happens
  • Where did My Nice Child Go?

Graduate Advising

Served as chair for the following graduate student theses

  • Raisler, Eric. Parenting Styles in West African Families. Marriage and Family Therapy. Anticipated May, 2013.
  • Bowen, Gracie. Literature Review of Adolescent Death and School Response. School Counseling. December 2012.
  • Grimes, William. Attitude Adjustment: The Impact of Professional Wrestling on Adolescents School Counseling. May 2012.
  • Georges, Jennifer. Examination of Specific Factors that Influence Resilience among High School Students. School Psychology, August 2008.
  • Broehm, Sara. Emotional, Social, and Occupational Needs of Teenage Parents in an Effective Teenage Parenting Program. Guidance and Counseling. May 2008.
  • Stacey Armitage. Birth Order: College students' perceptions of their ordinal position compared to Alfred Adler's categories. Guidance and Counseling. December 2007.
  • Musser, Kim. A Comparison of Healthy Living Habits of Freshmen to Juniors. Guidance and Counseling. May 2007.

University Governance Experience

University Level

  • Program Committee Membership:
    • B.S.  - Human Development and Family Studies, 1983-present
    • B.S. - Applied Arts, 2008-present
    • M.S. - Guidance and Counseling, Mental Healthy, 1997-present

Department Level

  • Tenure Committee, 1989-present
  • Recruitment Committee, 2012-13

Community Organization Contributions

ESL Tutor. Hope Community, 2005-2011.