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Interchange – December 2019

Interchange: MIZ + HES = IMPACT

The College of Human Environmental Sciences is ranked #4 nationally of 137 Colleges and Schools in Family, Consumer and Human Sciences by College Factual for 2020 and is the top-ranked AAU college.

Grants and Contracts

In the period between July 1, 2019 and October 30, 2019, HES and HES Extension faculty and staff were principal investigators or project directors on a total of 45 grant proposals submitted to external funding agencies, totaling $23,680,990. During this same time, HES and HES Extension received 32 grant awards totaling $6,720,821.

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Upcoming for 2020 – HES Internal Research Grant deadlines for 2020 include: Margaret Wilson Mangel Catalyst Award and Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE). Look for a call for proposals from the Associate Dean for Research.

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Publications and Presentations


Henness, S. & Ball, A. (2019). Engaging youth as influencers in leadership event planning. Journal of Human Sciences & Extension, 7(1), 144-154.

Fan, L., & Babiarz, P. (2019). The determinants of subjective financial satisfaction and the moderating roles of gender and marital status. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 47(3).

Jaiswal, G., & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2019). Exploring suppliers’ approaches toward codes of conduct: Behind the scenes at Indian apparel export firms. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, 12(2), 158-166. DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2018.1546908

International Conference Presentation:

Landor, A. M. (2019, July). Through the lens of race and skin tone: Examining health among African American and Caribbean Blacks. Paper to be presented at the 37th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Havana, Cuba. ***Travel supported by the Faculty International Travel Award, College of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Awards, Accomplishments and Activities

Dr. Jo Britt-Rankin, Associate Dean for HES Extension and Extension Professor, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, was named the Chair Elect/Vice Chair of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Board on Human Sciences at the annual meeting of APLU-BOHS November, 2019.

Elena Doctor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, MU Extension: Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, received certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association to become a Certified Special Population Specialist.

Dr. Britt-RankinDr. Britt-Rankin with Chair, John B. Buckwalter at APLU-BOHS Nov. 2019

Dr. Lu Fan, Assistant Professor in Personal Financial Planning, with Han Na Lim, received the 2019 © Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® Symposium Research Paper Award at the symposium held November 19-21 in Portland, OR.

John Qualy, chair of the Dean’s Strategic Leadership Council for HES, is a 2019 recipient of a prestigious Mizzou Faculty-Alumni Award. These awards recognize distinguished alumni not only for their professional achievements but also for their service to Mizzou, emphasizing the critical role that alumni play in promoting the university. Mr. Qualy received the award on November 15, 2019 at the annual awards ceremony in Columbia, MO.

Dr. Landor
Dr. Antoinette Landor, Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science, has been invited for talks around campus and the community as a Guest Researcher–discussion leader hosted by Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO for the Passport Series: Genesis, October 2019, as well as an invited panel member on Supporting Underrepresented Students in the Academy, Graduate Scholars of Excellence Program at MU, and in July 2019 #TeamLightSkin vs #TeamDarkSkin: How Colorism Influences Families, Relationships, and our Health, Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research at MU.

News from HES


The College of Human Environmental Sciences hosted The Plug event on November 12, 2019 in Gwynn Lounge. The Plug is a mixer and networking event to foster relationships and inclusivity for underrepresented students and HES Faculty/Staff. About 35 were in attendance. The event was coordinated by Dr. Christine Woods, Inclusivity and Diversity Fellow in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Dr. Woods is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the BSW Program Director in the School of Social Work. Look for other events throughout the year.


New Faculty Join the College of Human Environmental Sciences

The College welcomes several new faculty to our ranks, including:

  • Dr. Suyeon Bae, Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Studies
  • Adam Flock, Instructor, Department of Architectural Studies
  • Dr. Brenda Lohman, Chair and Professor, Human Development and Family Science
  • Dr. Bradd L. Anderson, Assistant Extension Professor, State 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Human Development and Family Science
  • Steven A. Henness, Associate Extension Professor, Human Development and Family Science
  • Jollyn Tyryfter, Assistant Extension Professor, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Sarah Wood, Assistant Extension Professor, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Mary Dorn, Assistant Teaching Professor and Academic Advisor, Personal Financial Planning
  • Danielle Easter, Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Ashley Givens, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Precious Mseba, Assistant Professional Practice Professor, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Song-yi Youn, Assistant Professor, Textile and Apparel Management
Suyeon Bae

Suyeon Bae

Brenda Lohman

Brenda Lohman

Mary Dorn

Mary Dorn

Precious Mseba

Precious Mseba

Song-yi Youn

Song-yi Youn

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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