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Elizabeth Parks

Dr. Parks Elected to Leadership at The Obesity Society

Oct. 26, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Parks, Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has been elected to begin a 4-year leadership path in The Obesity Society (TOS). Established in 1982, TOS is the leading professional organization focused on the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of obesity, with approximately 2,500 members world-wide. Beginning this November, Dr.…

Dr. Landor

Dr. Landor Wins APLU Research Mentor Award

Oct. 15, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Antoinette Landor on being named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences. Dr. Landor is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. The award recognizes a faculty member in the human sciences for exceptional performance…

Li Zhao

Drs. Li Zhao and Kerri McBee-Black Awarded Grant from Cotton Incorporated

Oct. 9, 2020

Congratulations to Drs. Li Zhao and Kerri McBee-Black on receiving another grant from Cotton Incorporated for next calendar year for their project entitled Trace Public and Stakeholder Opinion Regarding Sustainability and Transparency in The Global Cotton Supply Chain: A Practice-Based Experiential Learning Opportunity. It is a little over $28,000 and we are so happy to…

Steve Ball

Dr. Steve Ball Interviewed on Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast

Oct. 1, 2020

Dr. Steve Ball, NEP Professor & State Specialist as well as Mizzou baseball alum, was recently interviewed on the Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast. Listen now

Christine Proulx

HDFS Interim Chair Announcement: Congratulations to Chris Proulx!

Aug. 25, 2020

Hello HES Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that Chris Proulx has accepted the position of Interim Department Chair in Human Development and Family Science for the 2020-2021 academic year. Chris joined HDFS in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor and Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She brings considerable leadership experience to…

Tahira and Labh Hira

Investing in Mizzou’s Future Financial Planning Professionals

Aug. 13, 2020

The College of Human Environmental Sciences is honored to announce that Drs. Tahira and Labh Hira, both MU alumni, made a substantial estate commitment to benefit the Department of Personal Financial Planning. Their generous gift will establish the Tahira and Labh Hira Endowment to support faculty and student success in the field of financial planning.…

Brenda Lohman

HES Interim Dean Announcement

July 24, 2020

Brenda Lohman, Chair and Professor of the Department of Human Development and Family Science, has been named the Interim Dean of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences. Dr. Lohman joined the MU faculty on August 1, 2019. Prior to coming to MU, she was Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in…

Kerri McBee-Black

Exclusive Design

July 23, 2020

Apparel industry’s competing terms cause confusion and frustration for people living with disabilities. Kerri McBee-Black hopes to bridge the nomenclature gap between businesses and academia to help people find what they're looking for. While the apparel industry has become increasingly more accessible to people living with disabilities, much of the industry is using competing terms…

Antoinette Landor

Dr. Landor Named Millsap HDFS Professor of Diversity & Multicultural Studies

July 16, 2020

Dr. Antoinette M. Landor Named the Millsap Missouri Professorship in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Diversity and Multicultural Studies Antoinette M. Landor, will serve as the Millsap Professorship of Diversity and Multicultural Studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, for the 2020-2021 academic year. Dr. Landor has a…

Sandy Rikoon sitting on bench

Dr. Sandy Rikoon Faculty Scholars Fund

July 8, 2020

As the College of HES and MU prepare to bid farewell to Sandy, please join us in honoring him with a contribution to the Dr. Sandy Rikoon HES Faculty Scholars Fund. This fund has been established in the spirit in which Sandy encouraged faculty to be the best researchers and teachers in their fields of…

Dr. Landor

Dr. Landor & Dr. Ramseyer Winter Receive UM Presidential Awards

July 8, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Antoinette Landor (Human Development and Family Science) & Dr. Ginny Ramseyer Winter (School of Social Work) for being two of the 19 award winners of Presidential Awards across the entire UM System! Antoinette and Ginny are co-authors on a number of scholarly papers that meld their two interests areas—another wonderful example of…

Mizzou Made

HES Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020

May 15, 2020

Nothing will stop HES from celebrating our graduates! Interact with family, friends, faculty, fellow Tigers and MU alumni on social media as we congratulate the class of 2020. All May graduates will be invited back to campus for an in-person commencement event at a later date. More details about that event will be posted when…

Sandy Rikoon

Dean’s Message to Students and Families about COVID-19

May 11, 2020

As many have said, these are unprecedented times. However, we in the College of Human Environmental Sciences are prepared and equipped to support students, families, and our communities. We are lucky to have a mission to improve well-being for individuals, families, and communities and the faculty and staff who can make this happen. Here are…