Jan Upchurch

Adjunct Faculty


Child Development

Courses Taught

Children with Special Needs

Child Guidance
Infant & Toddler
The School-Age Child
Child Growth & Development
Wellness of the Young Child


New Mexico State University: BA Elementary Education/Special Education; MA Teaching

University of Aston in Birmingham (England): MSc Educational Inquiry Emphasis in Social Psychology

Teaching Experience

2000-Present: Instructor (adjunct faculty), Child Development, Temple College

1982-2000: Instructor (adjunct faculty), Child Development, McClennan Community College

Professional Experience

1983-2013: Director, Child Life/Family Education & Resource Center, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas

Professional Publications

Rae, W., Worchel, F., Upchurch, J., Sanner, J. and Daniel, C. “The Psychosocial Impact of Play on Hospitalized Children” in Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1989, p 617-627.

MSc Dissertation: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Child’s Concept of Death, 1981.