Eugene Folden began teaching Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) courses as a graduate student back in the 1980s. His first classes were general education courses taught on the regional campuses. After earning his PhD, Folden was hired as director of Undergraduate Studies in HDFS and continued to teach large sections of undergraduate courses.
Folden is thrilled when students become interested in, even excited about, the subject matter he teaches. He considers it a privilege to interact with, learn from, and teach emerging adults about family and human development. Today, he serves as associate chair of curriculum for the Department of Human Sciences and continues to teach undergraduate courses, and feels honored to be doing what he is doing.