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

Meet Us

Staff

Shannon Brown

Instructional Support Assistant

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Wendy Buchan

Department Chair

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Heather Rogers

Administrative Support Coordinator

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Academic Faculty Advisors

Nadine Braunstein

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

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 10:30-11:30am, Thurs. 10:30-11:30am; via EAB scheduling 1:00-2:00pm
  • Specialty & Interests: Food security, and dental caries prevalence and severity in children ages 2-11.

Wendy Buchan

Department Chair, PhD, RD, Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: Mon. (3000 Mariposa Hall) 11:30 - 12:30pm by appointment or Tues. at 11:30 am via zoom or by appointment. Join Zoom Meeting on Tues https://csus.zoom.us/j/89165028129
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Tues / Wed 9:00 - 10:00am
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Mon 2:00 - 5:00pm
  • 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: On Sabbatical for fall 2021
  • 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: Thurs 3:30 - 6:00pm
  • 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, Assistant Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 2 - 4 p.m.
    Tues. 3 - 4 p.m.
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Tues. 1:00 - 2:00pm (EAB), 2:00 - 2:30pm (course), Thurs 1:00- 2:00pm (EAB), 2:00 - 2:30pm (course)
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Mon. 9:00 - 10:00am, Wed. 11:50 - 12:50pm (in-person), Thurs 10:15 - 11:15am
  • 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, Assistant Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours:
    Wed. 11 a.m. - noon
    Thurs. 1 - 3 p.m.
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Tues. 10:00 - 11:00am (EAB Appointment Only), Wed. 11:00 - 12:00pm (Drop In)
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Thurs 3 - 3:45pm

Dawnie Andrak

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Tues. 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Kellie Arita

RD, NUFD Lecturer, DI Coordinator

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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information

Joan Baca

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  • Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7:15 - 8:15

Nadine Braunstein

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

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 10:30-11:30am, Thurs. 10:30 -11:30am; via EAB scheduling 1:00 - 2:00pm
  • Specialty & Interests: Diet, food security, and dental caries prevalence and severity in children ages 2-11.

Wendy Buchan

Department Chair, PhD, RD, Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor, DPD Program Director

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  • Office Hours: Mon. (3000 Mariposa Hall) 11:30 - 12:30 by appointment or Tues. 11:30 am via zoom or by appointment. Join Zoom Meeting on Tues. https://csus.zoom.us/j/89165028129
  • Specialty & Interests: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Kimberlee Caldwell

Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Tues. 4:15 - 5 p.m.

Sarah Claborn

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 3 - 5:00pm

Jerry Cook

PhD, Professor, FSHD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Tues. 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Tues 8 - 9:30am

Tamara Dunn-Hall

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 12 - 2:15pm

Reema El-Murr

MS, RD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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  • Office Hours: Thurs. 5 - 5:45pm

Andréa Pantoja Garvey

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 2:50 - 4:00pm

Jeannie Gazzaniga-Moloo

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

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 2:00 - 2:45pm (NUFD 114 (02), Tues 11:45 - 12:30pm (NUFD 10 (04) and 2:45 - 3:30pm (NUFD 115 (02), Wed 5:45 - 6:30pm (NUFD 115 (01), Thurs 11:45 - 12:30pm (NUFD 10 (04)

Henry Gonzalez

PhD, Assistant Professor, FSHD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 2-5:00pm
  • Specialty & Interests: Fatherhood, immigrant and Latinx families, children's positive development, parenting and co-parenting relationships, sociocultural context and development, diverse family systems.

Kimberly Handy

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  • Office Hours:
    Tues./Thurs. 11:45 - 12:15 p.m.
    Thurs. 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Lynn Hanna

PhD, Department Chair

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  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical fall 2021
  • 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: Virtual Office Hours via Zoom: Thurs. 3:30 – 5:00pm for Drop-in, Thurs. 5:00 – 6:00pm for appointment only *Need to schedule it via EAB https://csus.campus.eab.com/pal/teqdtnyJwg (Links to an external site.) Office Hour Zoom Meeting Link: https://csus.zoom.us/my/professorkang
  • Specialty & Interests: Post-purchase consumer behavior, mood regulatory consumption, retail environments, customer loyalty, and social psychological aspects of dress, apparel design and fashion illustration.

Mona Klein

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 4 - 5:00pm

Brian Knirk

EdD, Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 12:30- 1:30pm Via Zoom, See Syllabus for Zoom room and password

Karen Kurasaki

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 10:15 - 11:00am, Tues. 10:15 - 11:00am, Wed. 10:15 - 11:00am

Edye Kuyper

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 1:15 - 2:00pm

Nicole Mank

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

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Urvashi Mulasi

PhD, Assistant Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 2 - 4 p.m.
    Tues. 3 - 4 p.m.
  • 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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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 11 a.m. - 11:45
    Wed. 12:30 p.m. - 1:15

Troy Nichols

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information

Anton Paulson

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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  • Office Hours: Mondays 12:00pm-1:30pm (Virtual), Wednesdays 12:00pm - 1:30pm (In Person)

Barbara Shebloski

PhD, Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)

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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information

Shara Sheldon

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 3 - 4:00pm

Dong Shen

PhD, Professor, Program Director, FASH Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information
  • 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

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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information

Stephanie Spencer

MS, Nutrition and Food (NUFD)

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 10:15 - 12:15pm (Online), Wed. 11:00 - 12:00pm (Online)

Kelly Thompson

PhD, Assistant Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: Please email for virtual meeting information) spring 2021
  • 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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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 11 a.m. - 11:45
    Fri. 8 a.m. - 8:45

Taylor Anderson

MA, Fashion Merchandising & Management (FASH)

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  • Office Hours: Th 10-10:45 a.m. (email for virtual meeting information) spring 2021

Megan Waechter-Mcmillan

PhD, Nutrition and Food (NUFD)

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  • Office Hours: Tues./Wed./Thurs. 11 a.m. - noon Zoom

Seunghee Wie

PhD, Professor, NUFD Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 10:00 - 11:am EAB Appointment, 11:00 - 12:00pm Drop-In
  • Specialty & Interests: Food safety and sanitation, environmental issues in foodservice operations (specializing in solid waste management), food recovery.

Lyndsey Ruiz

PhD, NUFD Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 1:00-2:30pm (Online)
  • Specialty & Interests: Food literacy, experiential learning, assessment psychometrics, obesity prevention, and adolescent health.
Total Members: 53