Bank of Specialists

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Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) professionals are from varied backgrounds and areas of study. Specializations include family relationships, elder care, child development, nutrition and wellness, culinary arts, childhood obesity, fashion, apparel design, interior design, distance education, entrepreneurship, youth leadership, curriculum, family economics, plus many more. The FCS professionals can be used as speakers for organizations, other meetings or school career days; as consultants for community programs; and as resources for gathering information about family and consumer sciences disciplines and programs. 

Janelle Walter, Ph.D., R.D., CFCS
Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, Baylor University
Specializations: Nutrition, Healthy Home Cooked Meals, Childhood Obesity, Meal Preparation Disparity

Natalie D. Knesek, CFCS
Doctoral Student, FCS Education, Texas Tech University
M.S. Family and Child Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Sam Houston State University, previously at Tarleton State University and Victoria College; Entrepreneur in Retail with e-Commerce
Specializations:  Bullying, Family Relationships, Child Care, Small Business Development, Organizational Management, Youth Development and Leadership, Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Norma Dagley, CFCS
Owner, Dagley Design LLC
Specializations:  Design – Kitchens, Room Arrangements, Lighting

Jaylie Beckenhauer, Ph.D., CFCS, CFLE
Ph.D. Family Studies
M.A. Secondary Education; B.S. Home Economics
Master Trainer and Course Facilitator for Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging evidence-based programs; FCS Consultant
Specializations:  Growing Older Successfully, Stress Management for Caregivers, Exercise for Seniors, Self Management of Chronic Diseases, Sandwich Parenting, Communication in Older Adults, Computer Literacy with Older Adults, Housing for Consumers, Visual Merchandising and Display

Jay Yoo
Assistant Professor, FCS, Baylor University
Specializations:  History of Costume, Consumer Behavior, Psychological Aspects of Fashion

Joyce Cavanagh, Ph.D., CPFFE
Associate Professor & Family Economics Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Specializations:  Family Financial Management, Family Economics, Retirement Planning

Roxie Godfrey, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, FCS Education, Texas Tech University
Specializations:  Distance Education, Digital Citizenship, Teacher Education

Marlene S. Lobberecht, M.S., CFCS, CFLE
Entrepreneur, Author, Business Development Coach, Human Sciences Educator
Specializations:  Early Childhood, Public Policy Issues, Advocacy, Entrepreneurship

Joice A. Jeffries, Ph.D.
Program Specialist, 4-H and Youth Development, Prairie View A&M University, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, The Cooperative Extension Program
Previous Employment:  Professor, FCS, Tennessee State University; Brand Management, Home Division, Wal-Mart Corporate Office
Specializations:  FCS/Home Economics Education; Merchandising and Design; Clothing, Textiles and Related Arts; Print Journalism; Grant Writing; 4-H and Youth Development

Joyce Armstrong, Ph.D., CFCS, CFLE
Professor, Family Studies Program Coordinator, FCS Teacher Educator, Department of Family Sciences, College of Professional Education, Texas Woman’s University
Previous Employment:  FCS Secondary Teacher
Specializations:  FCS Education, Family Resource Management, Family Functioning,
Minority Families and Issues

Deborah D. Young, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director, Programs in Fashion Design, Texas Woman’s University
Specializations:  Merchandising and Retailing

Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for FCS, Stephen F. Austin State University
Specializations:  Curriculum Development, Interior Design, Apparel Design, Experiential Learning
Research:  Experiential curriculum surrounding social issues delivered in a traveling trunk, teaching from a critical science perspective, global curriculum design incorporating technology and educational leadership

Kathryn Bryan, CFCS
Consultant, Fashion and Retail
Specializations:  Accessorizing, Closet Organizing, Wardrobe Coordination

Patricia K. O. Rambo, MS, CFCS (Patti)
Previous Employment:   32 years teaching high school FCS, Director, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
Specializations:  High School FCS Curriculum Areas Including, Nutrition and Wellness, Food Science, Culinary, Fashion, Child Development, Interior Design, Early Childhood

Janice F. Moore, Ph.D., CFLE
Manager, Volunteer Services, Hospital Elder Life Program, Baylor University
Specializations: Gerontology, Caregiving, Volunteerism

Last updated: August 5, 2017 at 11:00 am