Dr. Ilya Okhotnikov is an Assistant Professor of Family Science. He received his doctorate in family science from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Okhotnikov’s current research focuses on studying relational virtues and cross-cultural issues. He recently completed a two-year service term at a section of the National Council on Family Relations, the premier professional association focused on family research and education.
At McNeese, Dr. Okhotnikov is the Director of the Family Science program. Students in the program complete a capstone internship course, where they are matched with one of 50 nonprofit, educational and governmental organizations in four states to gain hands-on experience in various areas of family life so they can immediately provide support to families in professional roles upon graduation. Over the past four years, family science student interns have provided over 10,000 hours of service to their communities through this program.