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Deborah G. Wooldridge, PhD

Position: Professor & Director, School of Family and Consumer Sciences and Child Development Center Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bahrain in the Kingdom of Bahrain, 1999-2000
Phone: 419-372-7851
Email: djwoold@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Jerome Hall

Education

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Behavior & Resource Management

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Master of Science in Education, Design & Textiles
Bachelor of Science in Vocation and Secondary Education

Research Interests

Her research interests are cultural and social issues of the family, early childhood creativity,  and curriculum redesign and assessment.

Courses Taught

BGSU  1000    Freshman Year Seminar (General Education course)
AMPD 4890    Internship in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
HDFS  2300    Creative Learning Environments for Young Children
HDFS  4890    Internship in Human Development and Family Studies
FCS     3890    Practicum in Workforce and Development
FCS     4000    Career Development in Workforce Education
FCS     4900    Independent Study in Human Development and Family Studies
HED    4890    Internship in Health Promotion
HED    3890    Practicum in Health Promotion

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Kathy Beattie

Position: Secretary
Phone: 419-372-3823
Email: kbeatti@bgsu.edu
Address: 202 Johnston Hall

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Sue Bigaila

Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 419-372-2505
Email: sbigail@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Johnston Hall

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Cindi Baum, M.A.

Position: Child Development Specialist/Head Teacher
Phone: 419-372-2026
Email: cbaum@bgsu.edu
Address: CDC @ Jordan

Education
M.A., Bowling Green State University
B.S., Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Child Development Practicum

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Thomas R. Chibucos, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-7823
Email: tchibuc@bgsu.edu
Address: 310 Johnston Hall

Education
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology (1974), Michigan State University
M.A., Developmental Psychology (1970), Northern Illinois University

Research Interests
Family and child policy, particularly poverty, child well-being, and relationship      quality
Collaborative partnerships regarding families and children
University scholarship of engagement

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Research Methods; Internships in Human Development and Family; Child Development

Graduate: Family & Child Policy; Collaborative Partnerships for Children and Families

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Priscilla Coleman, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6492
Email: pcolema@bgsu.edu
Address: 16D FCS Bldg.

Education
M.A., James Madison University
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Research Interests
The development, expression, and effects of individual differences in parenting
Socio-emotional development in early childhood
Post-abortion emotional sequelae

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Child Development

Graduate: Family Studies;Research Methods

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Diane Frey, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor/AMPD Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7842
Email: dfrey@bgsu.edu
Address: 414 Johnston Hall

Education
Ph.D., Iowa State University
M.S., Western Michigan University
B.S., Olivet University

Research Interests
Apparel Technologies 
Pedagogy and Assessment
Product Development

Courses Taught
Computers for Apparel, Visual Analysis, F.I.T. Liaison, Supervised Field Experiences

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Jean Gerard, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor/HDFS Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7853
Email: jgerard@bgsu.edu
Address: 317 Johnston Hall

Education
M.S., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Research Interests
Risk and resilience in adolescence
Impact of marital conflict on children's psychosocial adjustment
Family policy, particularly issues pertaining to child custody

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Preadolescents & Adolescents in Family and Community; Research Methods

Graduate: Research Methods; Family Studies

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Laura Landry-Meyer, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7848
Email: landrym@bgsu.edu
Address: 401 Johnston Hall

Education
M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research Interests
Grandparent and kinship caregivers
Adult personality development
Social service delivery systems

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Human Development and the Family; Families, Schools and Communities; Families in Middle and Later Years; Internship Seminar

Graduate: Collaborative Partnerships for Children and Families

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Mariana Mitova, MBA

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-4412
Email: marianm@bgsu.edu
Address: 313 Johnston Hall

Education:
M.B.A., Bowling Green State University
B.S., Apparel Merchandising and Product Development, Bowling Green State University
B.S., Finance, Southwest University of Bulgaria

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Intro to Apparel and Textile Industry, Merchandising Math, Merchandising Soft Goods, Fashion Forecasting, Product Development Studio, Global Issues in the Apparel and Textile Industry, Consumer Behavior in Fashion

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Amanda Muhammad, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7819
Email: amuhamm@bgsu.edu
Address: 413 J.H.

Education

BS in Business Administration and Fashion Merchandising, Fontbonne University
MBA, management concentration, Fontbonne University
PhD in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Textile and Apparel Management and concentration in International Retailing and Marketing, University of Missouri

Research Interests

- Women’s micro and small enterprises in the softgoods industry
- Emerging economies and consumers
- Intersectionality of race, ethnicity and gender as they relate to the softgoods industry

Courses Taught

- AMPD 1510 Apparel and Textile Industry
- FCS 4800 Visual Merchandising

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Susan Peet, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-8257
Email: speet@bgsu.edu
Address: 117 Johnston Hall

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Lubomir Popov, Ph.D.

Position: Professor/Interior Design Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7935
Email: lspopov@bgsu.edu
Address: 309 Johnston Hall

Education
M.Arch., University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Ph.D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests
Facility programming/planning
Sociocultural Aspects of Built Environment
User Needs Research in Facility Programming
Citizen Participation in Facility Programming
Organizational Design, Organizational Culture (for Facilities Programming purposes)
Post-Occupancy Evaluation
Design Research Methods

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Small Non-Residential Design, Large Non-Residential Design, Computers in Interior Design
Undergraduate-Graduate Courses: Architecture and Human Behavior

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Joy K. Potthoff, Ed.D., ASID

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7847
Email: jpottho@bgsu.edu
Address: 305 Johnston Hall

NCIDQ Certificate #  017265

Education:
B.F.A., Bath Academy of Art, Wiltshire, England
M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ed.D. Illinois State University

Research Interests:
Environment-behavior research examining: Patron satisfaction with drug/alcohol treatment facilities; library and classroom spaces; and seniors aging in place (at home). Also studies in: Research methods; creativity in relation to neuroscience; and Interior Design education and the profession.

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Interior Design ID 116
Residential Design Studios - ID 319 & 329

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David Proulx

Position: Child Development Specialist
Phone: 419-372-2026
Email: proulxd@bgsu.edu
Address: Jordan Center

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Ashutosh Sohoni, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-3917
Email: assohon@bgsu.edu
Address: 113 Johnston Hall

Education
B.Arch., Academy of Architecture, Mumbai (India)
M.Phil., University of Central England, Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Ph.D., De Montfort University, Leicester (United Kingdom)

Research Interests
Expansion of global AE&C firms in emerging markets
Cultural diversity and design education
Maratha temples: evolution of hybrid Hindu architecture in Western India

Courses Taught
Contemporary Interior (ID 3030)
Lighting Design for Interior Environments (ID 3650)
Non-residential Design Studios (ID 4170 & ID 4190)
Study Abroad: European Culture and Design (FCS 4800)

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Debra A. Zappitelli, MFA

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7821
Email: zdannti@bgsu.edu
Address: 301 Johnston Hall

Education
MFA  School of Art, Bowling Green State University (1987)

Areas of Artistic Focus
Drawing in the Landscape Context; Foundational Studies for Design

Courses Taught
ID 418  Historical Interiors, European and American Furniture through 20th Century
ID 303  Contemporary Interiors, Design Principles, Art Elements, Finishes and Materials
ID 219  Interior Design II, Programming and Conceptualization
ID 117 Color Drawing and Rendering Techniques