Kyle L. Kostelecky

May 18, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Kyle is the Project Director for the Military Families Learning Network and Director of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked to improve the lives of families for more than 30 years.  His efforts have focused on military families, intergenerational relationships, life span development, long-term marital relationships, and adolescent development.

Prior to his current role as the Project Director, Kyle was the National Project Leader for the MFLN, and held faculty positions at the University of Arizona South Sierra Vista as Coordinator for the Family Studies Program; the University of Northern Iowa where he developed and directed the undergraduate Gerontology major; the University of Wyoming, leading the Professional Child Development Program; and Iowa State University, responsible for intergenerational programming and education.

Kyle has a BA in sociology from Washington State University and MS and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University.  He is also a Certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations.  In addition, Kyle lived on an aircraft carrier for a few years, serving the Chaplains Corps, after enlisting in the US Navy and later provided medical support for a tank battalion after becoming a Medical Service Corps Officer in the US Army.

Contact Information

Kyle L. Kostelecky, PhD, CFLE
Project Director
Military Families Learning Network
(217) 244-7172 (office)
(515) 450-3622 (mobile)

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