Faculty & Staff

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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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Dawn Anderson, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-8090
Email: dawna@bgsu.edu
Address: 16C FCS Bldg.

B.A., Bowling Green State University 
B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University 
Ph.D., Purdue University


Research Interests
Post harvest physiological changes in legume seeds
Food safety--Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) System
Food safety education

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Food Science, Quantity Food Production, Food Sanitation and Protection, Experimental Foods, Foodservice Management


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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

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

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.

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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Staci Freeworth, MFCS, RD, LD, CDE

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-8122
Email: stacif@bgsu.edu
Address: 16E FCS Bldg.

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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

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

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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Christine Haar

Position: Clinical Site Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-8941
Email: chaar@bgsu.edu
Address: 311 Johnston Hall

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Carrie Hamady, MS, RD, LD

Position: Instructor/Coordinator, UG Dietetics
Phone: 419-372-0290
Email: carrieh@bgsu.edu
Address: 16F FCS

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Laura Landry-Meyer, Ph.D.

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

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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Mary Jon Ludy, Ph.D., RD

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-6461
Email: mludy@bgsu.edu
Address: 16G FCS Bldg.

BS in Dietetics, Bowling Green State University
MS in Clinical Nutrition, Tufts University
Dietetic Internship, Frances Stern Nutrition Center
PhD in Nutrition with a Concentration in Ingestive Behavior, Purdue University

Research Interests:
- Food products, including chili peppers and peanuts, which may aid weight management by promoting a negative energy balance
- Patterns of weight gain (particularly in college freshman)
- Evaluating the effectiveness of dietitians in medical practice

Course Taught:
- FN 3100 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
- FN 4380 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
- FN 6110 Advanced Clinical Nutrition

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Mariana Mitova, MBA

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

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.


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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Rebecca S. Pobocik, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor/Coordinator, Food & Nutrition
Phone: 419-372-7849
Email: pobocik@bgsu.edu
Address: 302 Johnston Hall

B.S., Michigan State University
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:
Dietary Assessment
Community Nutrition
Nutrition for Children

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Nutritional Assessment; Lifecycle Nutrition: Pregnancy
through Adolescence; Research Methods in Nutrition, Food, and Dietetics,
Introductory Nutrition

Graduate: Community Nutrition, Weight Management

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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

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

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

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

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