Nov 26, 2022  
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin Archived

School of Human Sciences


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Chay Runnels, interim director
Lisa Mize, assistant director
Rachel Jumper, graduate coordinator
Human Sciences Building, Room 101A
(936) 468-4502
Fax: (936) 468-2140
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 of 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

  • Darla O’Dwyer, PhD, Texas Tech University, Food/Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Chay Runnels, PhD, Stephen F. Austin State University, Forestry

Associate Professors

  • Leisha Bridwell, MFA, Louisiana Tech University, Interior Design
  • Gina Causin, PhD, Oklahoma State University, Hospitality Administration
  • Flora Farago, PhD, Arizona State University, Family and Human Development
  • Hyunsook Kang, PhD, Texas Tech University, Family Studies
  • Lisa Mize, PhD, Texas Woman’s University, Child/Family
  • Jennifer Newquist, PhD, Texas Woman’s University, Family Therapy
  • Darla O’Dwyer, PhD, Texas Tech University, Food/Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Sally Ann Swearingen, MFA, Louisiana Tech University, Interior Design

Assistant Professors

  • Rachel Jumper, PhD, Texas A&M University, Communication and Human Development, Health Communication
  • Mary Olle, PhD, Texas Tech University, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Nathaniel Walker, EdD, Capella University, Educational Leadership and Management

Clinical Instructors

  • Todd Barrios, MA, Northwestern State University, Adult Education
  • Lynsey Cortines, MS, Stephen F. Austin State University, Human Sciences
  • Sarah Drake, MS, Stephen F. Austin State University, Human Sciences
  • Donna Fickes, PhD, Texas Tech University, Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management
  • Jill Pruett, MS, Stephen F. Austin State University, Human Sciences

Admission Requirements

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.

Programs

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