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Dr. A. S. Garland-Forshee

Department of Early Education & Family Studies

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A Brief Narrative...

Educated in the arts and social sciences, Andrew S. Garland-Forshee, Ph.D., holds over 20 years of experience in the fields of early childhood education, family studies, and human services, including work as a children’s classroom teacher (early childhood and youth programs), Headstart specialist, teacher trainer; mentor teacher, faculty member, program supervisor, and family support specialist.  These experiences range from after school programs, early education environments, early childhood laboratory settings, to college teaching, human services settings, and program administration. 

Andrew has taught at various colleges and universities, including Clark College, The University of Phoenix, The Evergreen State College, and Walden University.  He is well versed in face-to-face classroom teaching strategies as well as distance education and online delivery methods.  Prior to his faculty appointment at Portland Community College, Andrew held a regulatory position within the State of Washington Department of Early Learning. 

Andrew is an active scholar-practitioner.  In addition to teaching, he maintains a broad research program, encompassing experiences of masculinity, gender dissonance, gender bias, and support services for transgender children, adults, and families.  He currently serves as a peer-reviewer for several scholarly publications.  Complimenting his full-time appointment at PCC, Andrew is also a contributing faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences/School of Social Work and Human Services at Walden University.


Areas of Specialization

Family Studies; Intervention Strategies; Child Development; Child Care; Human Services/ Social Services; Human Development/ Lifespan Studies; Family Support Strategies; Men and Masculinity Studies; LGBTQI Issues; Intervention Strategies; Online Instruction; Qualitative Research Methods; Interdisciplinary Research.

Other Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Men in Early Childhood Education; Teacher Education; Fatherhood and Community Development; Early Childhood Experiences of Gender-Variant People; Experiences of Transgender Men; Support Services for Gender Variant Children and their Families; Gender-Bias in Online Environments; Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR); Online Survey Research; Jewish Studies; LGBTIQ Jewish Identities.

Recent Publications

Reicherzer, S., Garland-Forshee, A. S., & Patton, J. (2014). Counseling in the periphery of queer discourse: Transgender children, adolsecents, women, and men.  In M. Kocet (Ed.), Counseling gay men, adolescents and boys: A strengths-based guide for helping professionals and educators (pp. 178-193). New York, NY: Routledge.

Forshee, A.S. (2012). Lesbian and Gay parents and their children: Research on the family life cycle [Review of the book, Lesbian and Gay parents and their children: Research on the family life cycle, by Abbie E. Goldberg]. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 27 (4).

Forshee, A.S. (2012). Expanding our understanding of family [Editorial]. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 27 (4), 10-12.

Forshee, A.S. (2008). Transgender men: A demographic snapshot. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 20 (3), 221-236.

Forshee, A.S. (2007). Turning off the gender autopilot: Meeting the human service needs of transgender men. Human Service Education, 27 (1), 25 - 38.

Forshee, A.S. (2006). Perceptions of masculinity among transgender men.(Doctoral dissertation, Walden University, 2006). Dissertation Abstracts International, 66, 12, 235.



My Courses...

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  Summer 2017 Course No.   Course Title Section
    HUS 199B Mental Health First Aid: Adult 34473

  Fall 2017 Course No.   Course Title Section
    HEC 226 Child Development 45051
    HUS 199 Introduction to Human Services 47661
    HUS 199B Mental Health First Aid: Adult 47662

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