Faculty and Staff: Amber Pelan

Personal Information

I enjoy spending time with my family, running, and being active outdoors.


  • BA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Psychology, Minor: English

Areas of Interest

  • Juvenile offenders
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Sex offenders
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance abuse and how it impacts families
  • Social stigmas associated with the foster care and child welfare systems
  • Developmental disabilities

Professional Activities & Community Service

  • Case Manager - KVC Behavioral HealthCare
  • Licensed Foster Home, Agency Based, with KVC Behavioral HealthCare
  • Registered EMT and Firefighter with the Brainard Volunteer Fire Department
  • CFSS - Department of Health and Human Services (2008-2012)
  • Provided direct services to the developmentally and physically disabled with Region V Services (2006-2008)
Photo of Angela Gebhardt.