Dec 15, 2019  
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

School of Human Sciences


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Lynda Martin, director
Lisa Mize, assistant director
Rachel Jumper, co-graduate coordinator
Mitzi Perritt, co-graduate coordinator
Chay Runnels, co-graduate coordinator
Human Sciences Building, Room 101A
(936) 468-4502
Fax: (936) 468-2140
martinlj@sfasu.edu
sfasu.edu/hms

Mission and Objectives of the School

The School of Human Sciences prepares students to be highly qualified professionals in global markets who positively influence individuals, families and businesses in diverse communities. Consistent with the mission, core values and vision at SFA, the school emphasizes enhanced student achievement, a strong commitment to total life-long learning and development, and interactive/innovative instruction, research and service. Major goals are to provide an effective learning environment for the diverse academic majors in the School of Human Sciences; foster an environment that supports, encourages and rewards intellectual development and productive professionals; and expand external resource development while advancing and marketing programs.

Graduate Faculty

Professors

  • Lynda Martin, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Hospitality Administration
  • Mitzi Perritt, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Housing

Associate Professors

  • Leisha Bridwell, M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University, Interior Design
  • Lisa Mize, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Child/Family
  • Darla O’Dwyer, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Food/Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Chay Runnels, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University, Forestry
  • Sally Ann Swearingen, M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University, Interior Design

Assistant Professors

  • Gina Causin, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Hospitality Administration
  • Flora Farago, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Family and Human Development
  • Rachel Jumper, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Communication and Human Development
  • Hyunsook Kang, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Family Studies
  • Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Family Therapy
  • Mary Olle, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Family and Consumer Sciences

Clinical Instructors

  • Todd Barrios, M.A., Northwestern State University, Adult Education
  • Lynsey Cortines, M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, Human Sciences
  • Donna Fickes, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management

Admission Requirements

In addition to completing the admission requirements of Research and Graduate Studies, students should submit a résumé, goals statement and three letters of recommendation to the human sciences office. Minimum GRE scores of dietetics interns are verbal 146, quantitative 140 and written 3.5. No GRE scores are required for other human sciences graduate majors.

To be eligible to select a graduate major in human sciences, a student must have the appropriate background coursework. This requirement usually is met by the student having completed at least a minor or 18 hours at the undergraduate level in the area of human sciences. Specific exceptions include a minor or 18 hours at the undergraduate level in a related area or discipline and/or school approval.

Programs

    MajorCertification

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