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Department of Family & Consumer Sciences College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

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Academic Faculty Advisors

Nadine Braunstein

PhD, RD, LDN, Associate Professor, DI Director, NUFD Advisor

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  • Office Hours: T: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (EAB only); R: 10:30 - 11:30 am & 2:00 - 3:00 pm (in-person)
  • Specialty & Interests: Food security, and dental caries prevalence and severity in children ages 2-11.

Wendy Buchan

PhD, RD, Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: T: 1:15-4:15 pm (zoom)
  • Specialty & Interests: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Henry Gonzalez

PhD, Assistant Professor, FSHD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: M: 10:15-11:45 am (in person or Zoom) W: 10:15-11:45 (in person)
  • Specialty & Interests: Fatherhood, immigrant and Latinx families, children's positive development, parenting and co-parenting relationships, sociocultural context and development, diverse family systems.

Lynn Hanna

PhD, Department Chair

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  • Office Hours: Via EAB only
  • Specialty & Interests: Maternal nutrition in embryo development, fetal growth, and lactation.

Minjeong Kang

PhD, Associate Professor, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: W: 4:00-5:00 pm (Zoom); R: 4:15-6:15 pm (in person)
  • Specialty & Interests: Post-purchase consumer behavior, mood regulatory consumption, retail environments, customer loyalty, and social psychological aspects of dress, apparel design and fashion illustration.

Urvashi Mulasi

PhD, DPD Program Director, Associate Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: M: 1:30-3:30 pm (in person) W: 4:00-5:00 pm (EAB)
  • Specialty & Interests: Research interests are nutrition assessment involving dietary intake methodology, anthropometry, and functional status evaluation; clinical implications of malnutrition and malnutrition assessment.

Dong Shen

PhD, Professor, FASH Program Coordinator, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: T: 12:00-1:00 pm (in person) 11:00 am-1:00 pm (EAB)
  • Research: Apparel Merchandising & Design, cross-culture studies on consumer behavior and consumer psychology, and internet shopping.

Mical Shilts

PhD, Professor, MS Nutrition & Food Graduate Coordinator, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: M: 9:00-10:00 am (Zoom) W: 12:00-1:00 pm (in person) 1:00-2:00 pm (in person or Zoom)
  • Specialty & Interests: Development and quantitative and qualitative research of interventions using theories and models of behavior change to positively influence dietary and physical activity attitudes.

Kelly Thompson

PhD, Associate Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: T: 10:00 am-12:00 pm (EAB) R: 12:00-1:00 pm (in person)
  • Specialty & Interests: Food Service Management, Beverage Management and Food Sensory Science. I have conducted sensory research in Florence Italy as well as participating in cultural study tours in Thailand and Korea.

Seunghee Wie

PhD, Professor, NUFD Program Coordinator, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 3037
  • Phone: (916) 278-7108
  • Office Hours: M/W: 8:00-9:00 am (EAB online) R: 2:00-3:00 pm (in person)
  • Specialty & Interests: Food safety and sanitation, environmental issues in foodservice operations (specializing in solid waste management), food recovery.

Staff

Andrea Adams

Instructional Support Assistant, II

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  • Location: MRP 3000
  • Phone: (916) 278-6177
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lynn Hanna, PhD

Department Chair

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  • Specialty & Interests: Maternal nutrition in embryo development, fetal growth, and lactation.

Heather Rogers

ASC II

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Faculty

Esther Amato

MBA, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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Taylor Anderson

MA, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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Nadine Braunstein

PhD, RD, LDN, Associate Professor, DI Director, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Diet, food security, and dental caries prevalence and severity in children ages 2-11.

Wendy Buchan

PhD, RD, Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Chad Cox

PhD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Tamara Dunn-Hall

Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Michael Elfant

MS, RD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Reema El-Murr

MS, RD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Jeannie Gazzaniga-Moloo

PhD, MS, RDN, FAND, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Henry Gonzalez

PhD, Assistant Professor, FSHD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Fatherhood, immigrant and Latinx families, children's positive development, parenting and co-parenting relationships, sociocultural context and development, diverse family systems.

Lynn Hanna

PhD, Department Chair

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  • Office Hours: Via EAB only
  • Specialty & Interests: Maternal nutrition in embryo development, fetal growth, and lactation.

Minjeong Kang

PhD, Associate Professor, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Post-purchase consumer behavior, mood regulatory consumption, retail environments, customer loyalty, and social psychological aspects of dress, apparel design and fashion illustration.

Brian Knirk

EdD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Karen Kurasaki

Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Nicole Mank

MA, CCLS, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Ryann Miller

Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Urvashi Mulasi

PhD, Associate Professor, DPD Program Director, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Research interests are nutrition assessment involving dietary intake methodology, anthropometry, and functional status evaluation; clinical implications of malnutrition and malnutrition assessment.

Jaleh Naasz

MFA, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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Emily Oertling

PhD, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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Dyan Pease

Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Barbara Shebloski

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Shara Sheldon

PhD, RDN, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Dong Shen

PhD, Professor, FASH Program Coordinator, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical for Fall 23 semester
  • Specialty & Interests: Apparel Merchandising & Design, cross-culture studies on consumer behavior and consumer psychology, and internet shopping.

Mical Shilts

PhD, Professor, MS Nutrition & Food Graduate Coordinator, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Development and quantitative and qualitative research of interventions using theories and models of behavior change to positively influence dietary and physical activity attitudes.

Stephanie Spencer

MS, Nutrition and Food (NUFD)

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Jenny Stevenson

Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 3003

Kelly Thompson

PhD, Associate Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Food Service Management, Beverage Management and Food Sensory Science. I have conducted sensory research in Florence Italy as well as participating in cultural study tours in Thailand and Korea.

Jesus Trujillo

MS, RD, REHS, Nutrition and Food (NUFD)

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Seunghee Wie

PhD, Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 3037
  • Phone: (916) 278-7108
  • Specialty & Interests: Food safety and sanitation, environmental issues in foodservice operations (specializing in solid waste management), food recovery.

Katie Williams

MS, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Kailey Cunningham

Nutrition, Food & Dietetics (NUFD)

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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 3003
  • Office Hours: T: 10:20 - 11:05 am (Zoom or In-person)

Alberto Aguilera

Nutrition, Food & Dietetics (NUFD)

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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 3003
  • Office Hours: T/TR: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Total Members: 45