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Interchange – August 2019

Interchange: MIZ + HES = IMPACT

Grants and Contracts

In the period between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019, HES and HES Extension faculty and staff were principal investigators or project directors on a total of 40 grant proposals submitted to external funding agencies, totaling $17,682,823. During this same time, HES and HES Extension received 36 grant awards totaling $2,883,617.

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Publications and Presentations


Laura ColeCole, L.B. (2019). Green Building Literacy: advancing a framework for green building education. The International Journal for STEM Education.

Rabbani, A., Grable, J. E., Woodyard, A., & Yao, Z. (2019). Describing investor profiles: A test of the association among financial knowledge, confidence, and help and information sources. Financial Services Review, 27(3), 209-230.


Dr. Rebecca Mott presented her dissertation research ‘What is the meaning of livestock production for long-standing 4-H members? A hermeneutic phenomenological study’ at the 17th Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference in Brisbane, Australia, May 2, 2019.

Lu FanFan, L., Chatterjee, S., & Jinhee, K. (2019). An examination of young adults’ subjective well-being: The effects of personality, financial ability, and financial independence. American Council on Consumer Interests Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.

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Awards, Accomplishments and Activities

Chuck Graham, Co-Director of the Great Plains ADA Center was appointed by Mayor Brian Treece for a three year term to the Airport Advisory Board for the Columbia Regional Airport (COU) as the representative for MU and other educational institutions. The city will be building a new airport terminal during that time.

Britt-Rankin, J. (PI), Mott, R. (Co-PI), Lorenz, T. (Co-PI). MU Integrated STEM Internship Program (MU ISIP). Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowship. US Department of Agriculture 3/15/2019-3/14/2023. $380,705.

Master’s student receives TA Choice Award

Kendra FergusonHDFS Master’s student Kendra Ferguson was ranked within the top 10 of TA’s at Mizzou and received the 2018-2019 TA Choice Award from the Missouri Students Association. A student shared feedback about Kendra: “Open communication, superior knowledge, and all the time she gives, I really appreciate her.” Congratulations Kendra!

Department Hosts Financial Planning Academy

The Department of Personal Financial Planning with MU HES Extension hosted 25 students in a Financial Planning Academy July 22-27. High school students hoped to learn how to accumulate wealth and plan their own financial futures and possibly prepare for a career in the financial planning industry. Assistant Extension Professor, Graham McCauley works in the MU Personal Financial Planning Departments Office for Financial Success. Learn more about the Academy

Dr. Elizabeth Parks Named ELAM Fellow, Class of 2019-2020

Elizabeth ParksCongratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Parks, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Research Center at the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, on her selection as an ELAM fellow, class of 2019-2020. The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine is the only longitudinal program in North America dedicated to preparing women for senior leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today’s complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. The work for this incoming class begins in May with online assignments and community-building activities that continue through the end of the program in April 2020. Fellows begin the first of three week-long, in-residence sessions when they meet for the first time at the Chubb Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 2019.

Dr. Ramseyer Winter & Dr. Landor in the News

Dr. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, Assistant Professor at the MU School of Social Work, and Dr. Antoinette Landor, Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Development and Family Science were recently featured in Psychology Today for their research on why you need to talk about sex with your partner. Their findings suggest that, “in general, women who reported that they were happy in their relationship and comfortable talking about sex were also more likely to have had conversations with their partners about disease and pregnancy prevention, and they were also more likely to take precautions against them. These findings are consistent with other research showing that open discussions about sex lead to more frequent and consistent condom use.” Read full article

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The College of Human Environmental Sciences congratulates faculty who have recently been notified of promotions or promotions with tenure.

  • Rui Yao is promoted to Professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning, effective Sept. 1, 2019.
  • Jaume Padilla is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology effective Sept. 1, 2019.
  • Suzanne M. Cary is promoted to Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Social Work effective Sept. 1, 2019.
  • Carol A. Snively is promoted to Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Social Work effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Kristin Miller, Rebecca Mott and Kelsey Weitzel received promotion to Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. These promotions were effective in early 2019.

Mission: The College of Human Environmental Sciences addresses human needs and enhances individual and family life in a diverse and global society by conducting advanced research, preparing professionals and providing outreach.
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