Faculty

Mark Jarvis

Mark Jarvis

Assistant Professor

Credentials:

Mark O. Jarvis received his doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.  Before coming to Salt Lake Community College, he taught courses at a number of colleges/universities around the country, including Penn State, Western Washington University, the University of Texas, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University). 

He is the current president of the Utah Council on Family Relations and hosted the Council’s annual conference at SLCC in 2017.  He also serves on the governor’s Utah Marriage Commission and runs a series of free marriage/relationship education workshops that is funded by the Commission and is open to the community. 

Mark is also a licensed attorney (though not currently practicing), having received his Juris Doctorate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.  He practiced in the areas of criminal and family law prior to coming to Salt Lake Community College.

Though not from Utah, Mark is married to a Utah native and is happy to now call Utah home.  He and his wife have been married for over twenty years and have four children.  In his free time, Mark enjoys family time, jogging, books, movies, art/illustration, computers, and all things chocolate. 

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

Child Development Lab

Room:

136B

Phone:

801-957-5095

Email:

Mark.Jarvis@slcc.edu

Sharlie Barber

Sharlie Barber

Assistant Professor

Credentials:

Sharlie received her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University. Prior to her Master’s degree, she received a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah (GO UTES!).   She spent many years immersed in the Early Childhood Care and Education workforce. She started her career teaching in classrooms of children ages 18 months to 6 years.  She provided leadership to the Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center as an assistant director and director.  The last 8 years she has been the Manager of the Eccles Early Childhood Development Lab School here at SLCC.   Having 25 years’ experience in the field allows her to offer unique, real world, incites while teaching her courses. 

She is currently chair of the UAEYC Early Childhood Conference Committee.  She is on the advisory board of TEACH, a scholarship program to help current Early Childhood teachers improve their education.  She is also on Expulsion and Suspension Committee for the Office of Child Care to provide supports and guidelines to decrease these practices in preschools and childcare facilities across the state.  She is a longtime member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest professional organization to promote high quality learning for all young children.

Sharlie was born in Arizona and raised primarily in the Salt Lake valley. She is married with four delightful children.  She enjoys most activities outdoors and Nana time with her amazing grandchildren.

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

Child Development Lab

Room:

155

Phone:

801-957-4453

Email:

Sharlie.Barber@slcc.edu