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
  • MS, Animal Science (Nutrition), University of Kentucky
  • BS, Agriculture, Berea College, Berea, KY
VACANT, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Jung-lim Lee, PhD, Associate Professor
  • PhD, Food Science & Biotechnology, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  • MS, Food Science & Biotechnology, Kyung-Hee University
  • 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
Shilpa Kulkarni, MS, RD, Research and Outreach Dietician
  • MS, Human Nutrition, University of Delaware
  • RD, University of Delaware
  • BAMS, Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – Maharastra University of Health Science, India
  • DEMS, Emergency Medicine, Ruby Hall Clinic, India

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
Jasmine Chandler, Instructor
  • MS, Fashion Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS, Textiles and Apparel Studies, Delaware State University, Dover, DE