School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Building Room 101
Telephone: 512-245-2155 Fax: 512-245-3829
http://www.fcs.txstate.edu/

Mission

Inspire, create, and educate to strengthen communities and elevate the human condition.

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences includes three master’s degree programs: M.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences, M. S. in Human Nutrition, and M. S. in Merchandising and Consumer Studies.

The Human Development and Family Sciences program offers a flexible model of graduate experiences that allows students to develop individualized degree plans based on career goals. Faculty mentors provide students opportunities to engage in research and career-enhancing projects in support students’ academic and career development.  The program currently offers three concentrations: Research in Family and Human Development, Program Administration & Evaluation, and Child Life Specialist.

The Human Nutrition program is student-centered and research focused.  The program provides a challenging and current curriculum that spans from molecular to community-based nutrition. Nutrition faculty, engaged in cutting-edge research encourage students to participate through a variety of avenues, ranging from volunteering on projects to completing thesis work. While addressing foundational knowledge, courses also include experiential and service learning opportunities that allow students to gain real-world and relevant nutrition and dietetics competencies.

The Merchandising and Consumer Studies program will educate the next generation of product developers, retail and merchandising managers, as well as consumer studies professionals, who will make pivotal and transformative decisions vital to intelligent economic, social, and environmental resource management. Our goal is to prepare students with competencies that address current and future consumer-related employment needs of Texas. MCS faculty are conducting cutting-edge research on important current issues surrounding consumers and marketplaces (such as sustainable consumer lifestyle, corporate social responsibility, and consumption behavior on social media). Faculty provide strong mentorship for graduate students to engage in research and make co-authored publications in top scholarly venues through student-driven thesis projects as well as faculty-guided scientific research. Through the integration of theory and applied knowledge, graduates gain insight related to merchandising and consumer sciences to address the cultural, demographic and lifestyle changes of today’s society. Specifically, the master’s level curriculum engages students in the analysis, critical thinking, and holistic problem solving needed to respond to the complexity and growth of consumer-centric systems.

Ahn, Mira, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Virginia Poly Inst & State Univ

Alfaro, Edna C, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Bedford, Sergio Cesar Benjamin, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, M.S., Texas State University

Biediger-Friedman, Lesli M, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Bishop, Nicholas Joseph, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Blunk, Elizabeth M, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Crixell, Sylvia L, Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Davis, Kimberlee, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Goble, Priscilla Maria, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Gray, Christine Robison, Senior Lecturer, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Green, Leslie Ellen, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Hegde Niezgoda, Asha Latha, Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Hustvedt, Gwendolyn, Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Johnson, Cassandra Maria, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Univ North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Lane, Michelle A, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Rutgers State Univ of NJ Newark

Liang, Yuli, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Louisiana State Univ A&M College

Lines, Kristen Alice, Lecturer, Family & Consumer Sciences, M.S., Texas State University

Perez-Brena, Norma Judith, Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Phillips, Farya, Lecturer, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Salcedo, Ramona, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Shen, Yishan, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Squires, Vickie L, Lecturer, Family & Consumer Sciences, M.M.Ed., Univ of Kansas Main Campus

Thornton, Hannah, Clinical Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, M.S., Texas State University

Weimer, Amy Ann, Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Youens, Christina Van Husen, Lecturer, Family & Consumer Sciences, M.S., Texas Woman's University

Zhu, Jie, Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Ph.D., Wuhan University