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Farris Child

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Farris Child

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Farris was born and raised in Idaho, served a mission in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and lived for four years on the Navajo Reservation while working as a high school counselor. 

Farris and his wife DeeAnna have been married for almost 20 years, and have been blessed with five children ranging in ages from 8-17.  During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, serving, running, playing sports, gardening, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors. 

Farris has a BS degree in Family Development and an MS Degree in Psychology.  He has been working at BYU as an advisor/advisement administrator for 13 years. 

Farris supervises Life Sciences Advisement.  He also advises students in the Exercise and Wellness major with last names starting with H-Z, students interested in the integrated Masters in Athletic Training, and students exploring the different Life Sciences majors.  He also handles all college student petitions and assists the other LS advisors when needed.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Farris, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.
You can email Farris at

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.

Get to Know Your Advisor:

Dr. Don Breakwell

August 01, 2019
  • Faculty Director
  • Change of Major into MMBio, NDFS, and CELL.
  • Click here to learn more.

Lisa Buzan

August 01, 2019
Advises for all Biology, all NDFS, and MMBio (D-Z).
Click here to learn more.

Farris Child

August 01, 2019
Advises for Exercise & Wellness (H-Z) and Integrated MAT.
Helps with all petitions.
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Carol Stepan

September 24, 2019
Advises for Exercise & Wellness (A-G), Public Health: Health Science (A-G), MMBio (A-C), Neuroscience (A-G), and CELL (A-G).
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Monica Eastman

September 27, 2021
Advises for Exercise Science (Q-Z), CELL (H-Z), and PWS (L-Z).

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Daniel Dearden

September 27, 2021
Advises for Exercise Science (N-P), Neuroscience (H-Z), and PWS (A-K).
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Cindy Tolman

March 21, 2023
Advises for Exercise Science (A-M).
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Beth Liechty

October 25, 2021
Advises for Public Health: Environmental/Occupation Health, Public Health: Epidemiology, Public Health: Health Promotion, and Public Health: Health Science (H-Z).

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Nicole Cuthbert

October 27, 2021
Advises for the Biology department: Biology, Bioinformatics, Biological Science Education, Biodiversity & Conservation
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