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Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality

Some academic departments and colleges do not provide a major at the graduate level. However, these departments or colleges do offer courses for graduate credit. Permission to use these courses in a degree program must be obtained from the appropriate Departmental Graduate Committee.

Chairperson: Mary Mhango
Office:  Knoblauch Hall 140
Telephone: (309) 298-1085 Fax: (309) 298-2688

Graduate Faculty

  • Mary Mhango, Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Erskine R. Smith, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Associate Graduate Faculty

  • Laura H. McArthur, Ph.D., University of California-Davis

Associate Professors

  • Sheryl Boston, M.S., Western Illinois University
  • Lorri Kanauss, Ph.D., Walden University

Assistant Professors

  • Susan Creasey, M.B.A., Western Illinois University
  • Carmen Keist, Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Carol Longley, Ph.D., Iowa State University

Course Descriptions

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

450G Professional Workshops in Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics). (1–3) These courses are intended to meet the needs of Family and Consumer Sciences majors and minors and others interested in the field and are offered in the following topic areas: (1) healthy cooking, (2) sports nutrition, and (3) weight management.