Human Ecology Faculty and Staff

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Our faculty members are nationally and internationally known for their expertise. Faculty members have records of accomplishments, some of which are demonstrated in published peer review journals. The department promotes intra- and inter-departmental collaboration for the purpose of attracting external funds that can be used to support programs and academically talented students.

Food and Nutritional Science Program

Samuel A. Besong, Professor & Chairperson
  • PhD, Animal Science (Nutrition), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • MS, Animal Science (Nutrition), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • BS, Agriculture, Berea College, Berea, KY
Carol Giesecke, PhD, RD, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • RD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • MS, International Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • BS, Secondary Education/Chemistry, Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, PA
Qian Jia, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
  • PhD, Nutrition, Texas A&M University
  • MS, Cell Biology, Beijing Normal University, China
  • BS, Biology Education, Shaxi Normal University, China
Jung-lim Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • PhD, Food Science & Biotechnology, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  • MS, Food Science & Biotechnology, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  • BS, Food Science & Biotechnology, Han-Kyung National University, Korea
Stephen Lumor, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Post-Doctorate, Food & Nutrition, University of Minnesota
  • PhD, Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia
  • MS, Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia
  • BSc, Biochemistry, University of Ghana

Textiles and Apparel Studies Program

Mopelola Adegoke, PhD, Associate Professor, Coordinator, CTFM Internship
  • PhD, Family and Consumer Science Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • MS, Textile and Clothing, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • BS, Home Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Jungmi Oh, PhD, Associate Professor
  • PhD, Clothing and Textile, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • MS, Clothing and Textile, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
  • BS, Clothing and Textile, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea