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  Faculty Advisors

Updated: March-2011

Faculty in Family and Consumer Sciences come from diverse educational backgrounds and have a wide range of expertise. Several faculty have had international experiences which enhance the global approach to the study of families and consumers. Faculty represent all areas of study, thereby helping students to integrate the study of Family and Consumer Sciences as they prepare for professional careers or graduate study.
Full-Time Faculty
Apparel Marketing and Design
Family Studies

Home Economics Pre-Credential
Nutrition & Food/Dietetics

Dianne Hyson-Department Chair

Dianne Hyson

Phone #: 278-6393  


Dianne Hyson
Department Chair
Associate Professor
DPD Director

Faculty Advisor: 
Nutrition and Food, Special Major in Dietetics, FACS minor, and Apparel Marketing and Design

B.A., Home Economics Honors, Acadia University, 1982.
M.S. Experimental Medicine, University of Alberta, 1991.
Ph.D. Nutrition, U.C. Davis, 2000.
Other: Registered Dietitian, 1983

Areas of research: Effect of diet on risk factors for chronic disease, dietary risk factors for heart disease in Asian countries, mechanisms of dietary fat in the non-fasting state (post-prandial lipemia) and heart disease risk.

Areas of interest: Developing nutritional data base for Asian countries, motivation and compliance with dietary guidelines.

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Dr. Minjeong Kang

Minjeong Kang

Phone #: 278-6460
Office: MRP-3009



Minjeong Kang
Assistant Professor

Faculty Advisor: Apparel Marketing and Design

B.A., Clothing & Textiles, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
M.S., Design, Housing, and Apparel, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Ph.D., Design, Housing, and Apparel, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Areas of research: post-purchase consumer behavior, mood regulatory consumption, retail environments, customer loyalty, and social psychological aspects of dress

Areas of interest: apparel design and fashion illustration, apparel product development, visual merchandising, retailing, and consumer behavior

Office hours:

W 2:45-5:45pm


Dr. Dong Shen

Faculty Website

Phone #: 278-5326
Office: MRP-3031

Dong Shen
Associate Professor

Faculty Advisor:
Apparel Marketing and Design

B.A., 1992, China Textile University
M.S., 1995, The People's University of China
Ph.D., 1999, Ohio State University

Areas of research: Apparel Marketing & Design

Areas of interest: Cross-culture studies on consumer behavior and consumer psychology, Internet shopping.

Office hours:

M 1:30-3pm, TR noon-12:15pm, Wednesday, 9-10am by Skype



Dr. Jerry Cook

Phone #: 278-4322
Office: MRP-3011


Jerry Cook
Associate Professor

Faculty Advisor: Family Studies Concentration

B.S. Utah State University
M.A. Utah State University
Ph.D. Utah State University

Areas of research:  father involvement, identity development, transition to parenthood, the influence of expectations and societal standards, marital relationships, intervention effectiveness, balancing work and family roles, and how past experiences shape current behaviors.

Areas of interest:  Research Methods, Generative Fathering and Mothering, and Resiliency.

Office hours:

MW 11:45-noon; F 9-10:30am



Dr. Ann Moylan

Phone #: 278-5098
Office: MRP-3025


J. Ann Moylan

Faculty Advisor
: Family Studies Concentration, Family Life Education Certificate

B.A., Wake Forest University
M.S., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Director: Center for Family Studies

Professional Affliliations:

Infant Development Association of California (IDA)
Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, & Families
National Council on Family Relations
Child Life Council
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.

Areas of research: Family Support, Early Intervention, Parent-Child

Areas of interest: Parent Education, Sexuality Education, Child Life, Preschool Years

Office hours:

T noon-3pm

Dr. Wendy Buchan

Faculty Website

Phone #: 278-6732
Office: MRP-3027



Wendy Buchan
DI Director

Faculty Advisor: 
Nutrition and Food, and the Special Major in Dietetics 

B.S., Dietetics and Exercise Physiology, UC Davis
Ph.D., Nutrition, UC Davis
Other: Registered Dietitian, 1992

Areas of research: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels and energy expenditures.
Areas of interest: clinical dietetics, high carbohydrate diets on body weight regulation and disease risk factors.

Office Hours:

TR 12:20-1:20pm; M noon-1pm via Skype

(Skype ID-wendy_buchan_csus )


Dr. Lynn Hanna

Lynn Hanna

Phone #: 278-6420  




Lynn Hanna
Assistant Professor

Faculty Advisor: Nutrition and Food & Special Major in Dietetics

B.S., Nutrition Science UC Davis 1994
Ph.D., Developmental Nutrition UC Davis 1999

Areas of research: Maternal nutrition in embryo development, fetal growth, and lactation

Areas of interest: I am interested in the role of nutrition in the promotion and prevention of birth defects and the role of breastfeeding and infant feeding on the development of obesity.

Office hours:

M 1:30-2:30pm, TR 3-4pm

Dr. Mical Shilts

Faculty Website

Phone#: 278-4288
Office: MRP-3033

Mical Shilts
Associate Professor

Faculty Advisor:  Nutrition and Food, and the Special Major in Dietetics

B.S. California State University, Sacramento
M.S. University of California, Davis
Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Areas of research: Development and quantitative and qualitative research of interventions using theories and models of behavior change to positively influence dietary and physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviors of various target audiences.         

Areas of interest: Participating in ballet, yoga, and aerobics classes, attending the theater, traveling,and spending time with family and friends.  

Office hours:

M 2-3pm, W 1-2:30pm

Dr. Seunghee Wie

Faculty Website


Phone #: 278-7108
Office: MRP-3035



Seunghee Wie
Associate Professor

Faculty Advisor: 
Nutrition and Food, and the Special Major in Dietetics  

B.S., Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
M.S.,  Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Areas of research: Food safety and sanitation, Environmental issues in 
foodservice operations (specialized in solid waste management), Food 
recovery, Cost control and financial management in different sectors 
of the foodservice operations, Foodservice marketing

Areas of interest: Cooking, child care, and golf

Office Hours:

M- noon-1pm; T 10:30-11:30am via Skype; W 3-4pm

(Skype ID  seunghee.wie






Office Hours

E-mail address
Phone Number

Burns, Jill

Nutrition & Food

R 5:30-6:30pm

Burr, Clifford
Nutrition & Food
T 9:30-10:30pm
Caldwell, Kimberlee
Apparel Marketing & Design
T 6:20-7:20pm
Deegan, Kathleen
Nutrition & Food
M 3-5pm, TR 2-3pm,
W 12:30-1:30 pm
Diamond, Rob
Family & Consumer Sciences
R 10:30-11:30am
Gazzaniga-Moloo, Jeannie
Nutrition and Food
R 11-noon
Graham, Joanne
Dietetic Internship
F noon-1, 4-5pm,
by Appointment


Greek, Molly
Family & Consumer Sciences
T 5:30-6:30pm
Lombardi, Jennifer
Family & Consumer Sciences
TR 2:30-3pm
McCoy, Kelly
Nutrition & Food
F 9-10am
Mummaw, Heather
Family and Consumer Sciences
W 10:30-11:30am
Paulson, Anton
Family Studies
MW 8:45-9:15am
TR 5:30-6pm
Peck, Patricia
Family & Consumer Sciences
T 10:20-11:50am,
W 11:50-1:20pm

Seeman, Laura
Nutrition & Food
by appointment
Shebloski, Barbara
Family Studies
MW 1:15-2:45,
T 3:45-4:45pm