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FCS Specialist

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2115 Symons Hall 2115 Symons Hall College Park, Maryland 20742


  • Family relations and health
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Development
  • Healthy Dating
  • Identity development


  • BA, Philosophy and Spanish
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies

Alex Chan is a Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist for the University of Maryland Extension. He brings specialized knowledge and real-world experience in the fields of mental health, family relations, and adolescent development. His current work is focused in the following areas:

Prior to taking on the FCS Specialist role, Alex worked as the 4-H Youth Development Agent for Prince George's County, where he gained a reputation for his work promoting healthy dating and relationship behaviors for adolescents. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. Alex is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the District of Columbia and Maryland, where he maintains an active clinical practice outside of his work with UME. Personally, Alex enjoys science fiction, preparing Middle Eastern / Mediterranean food and drink, playing the piano, and racquetball.