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Faculty in the News

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chrest joins faculty

Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist.

FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab

Several members of the Family Studies and Human Services faculty participated in the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)  conference in Chicago, IL., this winter.

  • "Conducting ethical and responsible trauma-focused research with special populations," a workshop presented by Briana Nelson Goff and K. Schwerdtfeger.
  • "The aftermath of war trauma exposure on military couples," a poster presentation by Joyce Baptist, Yvonne Amanor-Boadu, Kevin Garrett, Briana Nelson Goff, J. Collum, John Gamble, Holly Gurss, E. Sanders-Hahn and Lizette Strader.
  • "Trauma research teams: A template for design, development, and administration," a poster presentation by Kevin Garrett, E. Sanders-Hahn, Joyce Baptist and Briana Nelson Goff.

Students honor Mr. P.

Pat Pesci, director of the hotel and restaurant management program in the Hospitality Management and Dietetics, was selected Human Ecology Faculty Member of the Month recently. The college student council bestowed the honor. Previously honored was Briana Nelson Goff, FHSH associate professor and associate dean.

Lindshield publishes research on lycopene

Brian Lindshield, assistant professor in Human Nutrition,  is senior author on "Lycopene biodistribution is altered in 15, 15'-carotenoid monooxygenase knockout mice!" published recently in the Journal of Nutrition. The article outlined research he conducted with his adviser Dr. John Erdman of the University of Illinois.

Archuleta to study financial counseling methods for students

Kristy Archuleta, FSHS, received a $2,500 University Small Research and College of Human Ecology grants for "Solution Focused Therapy with Financial Issues".  "I want to find out what works in financial counseling; Solution-Focused Therapy would offer a new and different approach to financial counseling. It is one step in learning we can better help those struggling with financial issues. This particular study will focus on college students," she explained.

Mortar Board honors Goff

Briana Nelson Goff was honored recently by the campus chapter of Mortar Board Honor Society. She is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in FSHS. Currently she also serves the university as  interim director of assessment.

This article was posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.