Jamie Sailors
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Jamie Sailors  headshot

206F Spidle Hall

Auburn University
College of Human Sciences
261 Mell Street
Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-3217



Fun Facts
Favorite books/movies?
One of my favorite movies is “The Fisher King” because to me it represents humankind’s powerful search for redemption

Favorite quotes/sayings?
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

High School superlative?
I was voted ‘nicest personality’ by my senior class. It was a complete surprise – I didn’t even know I was nominated!

Ph.D. Auburn University, Family Studies, 1996
M.S. Auburn University, Marriage & Family Therapy, 1989
B.A. State University of NY, Psychology, 1983
A.A.S. Jamestown Community College,NY Human Services, 1981
Teaching Interests
My interests lie in the areas of adult development and adult relationships. In my roles as classroom instructor, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Director of Undergraduate Internships, my overarching passion is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and learning experiences that will best prepare them for success in accomplishing their post-graduation goals whether that involves establishing a career in a human-service related profession or successfully entering graduate school.
Courses Taught
HDFS 3050 – Adult Development and Aging
HDFS 3080 – Development of Interpersonal Relationships
HDFS 4520 – Dying, Death and Bereavement
HDFS 4670 – Parent Education
HDFS 4920 – Internship in HDFS
2018   National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Certificate of Merit – Faculty Advising
2017   Auburn University Outstanding Advisor Award – Faculty Advisor
2016   Recipient, Gary Brown ePortfolio Project Faculty Cohort Award
Licensed Alabama Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT #374)
Selected Publications
Cordie, L., Sailors, J., Barlow, B. & Kush. J.S. (2019). Constructing a professional identity: Connecting college and career through ePortfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio, 9(1), 17-27.

Bubb, R., Sailors, J., Wilbanks, S., Vollenweider, M., Cumbie, E., & **Ferry, H. (October, 2018). Professional Development through Reflective Student ePortfolios. In W. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E. Westfall (Eds.). Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 18, pp. 50-53). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/eit2018/index.php.

Sailors, J., Cordie, L., Barlow, B. & Kush, J. (2018, June). Tell me about yourself. Presentation at the 14th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Auburn, AL.

Sailors, J., Bubb, R., Wilbanks, S., Vollenweider, M. and Cumbie, E. (2017, January). Successful ePortfolio development across the HDFS undergraduate curriculum. Poster presentation at Conversations in Celebration of Teaching, Auburn University, AL.