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Victor Wilburn, Ph.D

Office:  SC114A

Victor R. Wilburn is a Professor of Child Development and Family Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Wilburn’s activities consist of teaching in the areas of child development, family studies, and education, research, and student advising. Dr. Wilburn has experience teaching courses in each of the child related periods of development. Dr. Wilburn has also provided consultation and training to organizations committed to community development and preschool education. He has been at the current position since August, 2008; promoted to Associate Professor in May 2011, and Full Professor in May 2015.

Dr. Wilburn has worked 10 years as a program supervisor working with children in state’s custody. He has been responsible for staff training and development and resident crisis management. Dr. Wilburn has also taught courses in child development for four years at the University of Tennessee and five years as an assistant professor at the University of Akron.

Dr. Wilburn earned his doctorate in child development at the University of Tennessee; the M.S. in Rural Sociology from the University of Tennessee; the B.S. in Agricultural Economics & Rural Community Development from Tennessee State University. Dr. Wilburn has conducted research on rural families and rural community development. He has also done research on children’s development and explored psychosocial developmental outcomes. His works have been published in journals and presented at conferences.


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