Faculty & Staff


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: dgwoold@bgsu.edu
Address: 112 Eppler C.


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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Rinad Al-Shboul

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-3917
Email: ralshbo@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 Eppler North

Su Yun Bae

Su Yun Bae

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7819
Email: sbae@bgsu.edu
Address: 209 Eppler North

Cindi Baum

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


Sue Bigaila

Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 419-372-2505
Email: sbigail@bgsu.edu
Address: 115 Eppler C.


Stephanie Blessing

Position: Instructor & Internship Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-8908
Email: sbless@bgsu.edu
Address: 112D Eppler N.

M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
B.S.Ed., Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught:
HDFS 1060 Families, Communities & Schools                      
HDFS 3900 Professional Development in HDFS                  
HDFS 4890 HDFS Internship and Supervision

Courtney Buerman

Courtney Buerman

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

Priscilla Coleman

Priscilla Coleman, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6492
Email: pcolema@bgsu.edu
Address: 112B Eppler N.

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: 211 Eppler N.

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

Jean Gerard

Jean Gerard, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor/HDFS Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7853
Email: jgerard@bgsu.edu
Address: 112E Eppler N.

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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Elizabeth G. Holman, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Phone: 419-372-2502
Email: eholman@bgsu.edu
Address: 109 Eppler North

M.S., Human and Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.W., Social Work – Mental Health Concentration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught
HDFS 2080: Family Diversity
HDFS 4280: Human Sexuality

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Laura Landry-Meyer

Laura Landry-Meyer, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7848
Email: landrym@bgsu.edu
Address: 111 Eppler N.

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, Ed.D.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-4412
Email: marianm@bgsu.edu
Address: 208 Eppler N.

Ed.D., Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
MBA, 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

Faculty Advisor for RallyCap Sports-BGSU Chapter

Susan Peet

Susan Peet, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-8257
Email: speet@bgsu.edu
Address: 112A Eppler N.

Lubomir Popov

Lubomir Popov, Ph.D.

Position: Professor/Interior Design Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7935
Email: lspopov@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Eppler N.

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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Paul Standinger

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7823
Email: pstandi@bgsu.edu
Address: 110 Eppler North

M.A., School & Mental Health Counseling, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Math Education, University of Kentucky

Courses Taught:
HDFS 1930 Lifespan Human Development
HDFS 3250 Children and Families under Stress
FCS 4700 Independent Study: Investigation into Modes of Instruction
FSC 4800 Special Topics: Trauma-Informed Principles
FSC 4800 Special Topics: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar
HNRS 4980 Honors Project Development
HNRS 4990 Honors Project

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Debra A. Zappitelli, MFA

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7821
Email: zdannti@bgsu.edu
Address: 216 Eppler N.

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


Marian Zengel

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-7626
Email: mzengel@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 Eppler N.

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B.A., Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught:
Twentieth Century Fashion
Textiles for Apparel
Fundamentals of Apparel
Textile Product Analysis
First Year Seminar: Wearable History
Apparel and Textile Industry
Fashion Forecasting

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John Zibbel

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-2525
Email: jzibbel@bgsu.edu
Address: 112C Eppler N.