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

Meet Us

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

Administrative Support Coordinator

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Academic Faculty Advisors

Nadine Braunstein

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

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  • 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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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 3027 - On Sabbatical: Fall 2022 & Spring 2023
  • Phone: (916) 278-6732
  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical for Fall 22 & Spring 23 semesters
  • Specialty & Interests: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Jerry Cook

PhD, Professor, FSHD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Father involvement, identity development, transition to parenthood, the influence of expectations and societal standards, marital relationships, intervention effectiveness.

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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  • 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.

Urvashi Mulasi

PhD, DPD Program Director, Associate Professor, 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.

Dong Shen

PhD, Professor, Program Director, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Research: Apparel Merchandising & Design, cross-culture studies on consumer behavior and consumer psychology, and internet shopping.

Mical Shilts

PhD, Professor, Program Director, 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.

Kelly Thompson

PhD, Associate Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical for Fall 22 semester
  • 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 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.

Faculty

Esther Amato

MBA, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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Taylor Anderson

MA, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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Kellie Arita

RD, DI Coordinator, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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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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  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical for Fall 22 & Spring 23 semesters
  • Specialty & Interests: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Jerry Cook

PhD, Professor, FSHD Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Father involvement, identity development, transition to parenthood, the influence of expectations and societal standards, marital relationships, intervention effectiveness.

Chad Cox

PhD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Michael Elfant

MS, RD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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  • Specialty & Interests: Nutrition education and counseling and public health nutrition

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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  • Office Hours: Mon 9:30 - 10:00am (Zoom), Tues 3:00 - 4:00pm (MRP 3025 or Zoom), Wed 12:00 - 1:30pm (MRP 3025 or Zoom)
  • 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: Please email aradams@csus.edu for an appointment
  • 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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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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Troy Nichols

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Anton Paulson

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Barbara Shebloski

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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Shara Sheldon

Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Dong Shen

PhD, Professor, Program Director, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Apparel Merchandising & Design, cross-culture studies on consumer behavior and consumer psychology, and internet shopping.

Mical Shilts

PhD, Professor, Program Director, 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.

Sara Showalter

Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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Stephanie Spencer

MS, Nutrition and Food (NUFD)

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Kelly Thompson

PhD, Associate Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical for Fall 22 semester
  • 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.
Total Members: 43