Faculty

Mark Jarvis

Mark Jarvis

Associate Professor

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:

Academics & Administration Building (AAB)

Room:

165R

Phone:

801-957-5095

Email:

mark.jarvis@slcc.edu

Sharlie Barber

Sharlie Barber

Assistant Professor

Sharlie is an assistant professor in the Family and Human Studies department. Sharlie spent many years immersed in the Early Childhood Care and Education workforce. She spent over ten years of 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 then director. She spent eight years as 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, insights while teaching her courses.

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.

Education

  • Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction – Emphasis of Early Childhood Education, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Utah

Expertise

Sharlie is immersed in the community to support Early Childhood issues in many ways. She is the chair of the TEACH Early Childhood Utah advisory board. This scholarship program, sponsored by UEAYC, supports current Early Childhood teachers to complete their associate degree. She also was a leader on the writing committee of USBE to update Utah Early Learning Core Standards. 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.

Course Coordinator

  • FHS 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • FHS 2610 Child Guidance
  • FHS 2500 Child Development Birth to 8
  • FHS 2620 Creative Learning
  • FHS 2300 Administration of Early Childhood Programs
  • FHS 2550 Infant and Toddler Development
  • FHS 2180 Home, School & Community Relations
  • FHS 2645 Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

Child Development Lab

Room:

155

Phone:

801-957-4453

Email:

sharlie.barber@slcc.edu