Tara Saathoff-Wells, Ph.D., CFLE

Tara Saathoff-Wells, Ph.D., CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) is a Research & Evaluation Scientist for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned her M.S. in family relations and child development at Oklahoma State University, received her doctorate in organizational culture and family development from the University of Alabama in 2000, and became a certified family life educator in 2011. Her research focuses on strengths and challenges experienced by highly mobile families, early intervention, and parent education and home visitation programming. She recently co-authored a textbook on military families and taught a variety of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) courses including a course on military family life, during her time as a faculty member at both Central Michigan University and the University of Central Florida.