About the Department

  • Mission


    The mission of the Department of Human Ecology is to prepare students for careers, graduate study and leadership roles in Fashion Merchandising, Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Food and Nutrition. The department challenges faculty and students to make contributions that will enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in diverse societies. Our focus is to empower individuals to cope with change, explore new technologies, and manage resources wisely. The philosophical tenets and programmatic focus remain central to the mission of the 1890-land grant university. This mission is carried out through teaching, research and community service.



    • To establish and promote high academic standards and performance
    • To provide career development opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
    • To strengthen and expand research and community service programs.
    • To increase enrollment and graduation rates.


    Faculty & Staff

    Faculty and Staff Directories

    Namwamba, Grace, Chair

    Clinton, Bridgett E.; Assistant Professor
    Davis, LaPorchia; Assistant Professor
    Khoza, Lombuso; Assoc Prof & FIT Liaison
    Kirtsos, Michael; Assistant Professor & Dietetic Internship Program Director
    Long, Donna M.; Assoc Professor & Dir.
    Satterlee, Donna J.; Assistant Professor
    Shaw, Anugrah; Professor
    Stull, April; Associate Professor
    Zhou, Li; Assistant Professor
    Zoumenou, Virginie M.; Professor

    Shockley, Theresa D.,
    Administrative Assistant I
    Room No. 2101
    Richard A. Henson Center
    Email: tdshockley@umes.edu
    Phone: 410-651-6056
    Fax: 410-651-6285


    Reed, Shashanna D., B.S.
    Childcare Specialist
    Child and Family Development Center
    Early Childhood Research Center
    Email: sdreed@umes.edu
    Phone: 410-651-6667
    Fax: 410-651-6285