Faculty & Staff


Deborah G. Wooldridge, PhD

  • Position: Professor & Director, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
    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

Su Yun Bae

Su Yun Bae, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7819
  • Email: sbae@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 213 Eppler North

Ph.D., Ohio Sate University
M.S., Colorado State University
B.S., Hanyang University

Courses Taught:
Multi-channel Retailing, Visual Merchandising, Consumer Analysis in Fashion, Global Issues in Apparel and Textiles


Sue Bigaila

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

Stephanie Blessing

  • Position: Associate Teaching Professor & 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

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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Jean Gerard

Jean Gerard, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • 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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Courtney Buerman

Sarah Guensche

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7821
  • Email: sarahcg@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 216 Eppler North

M.A., Hochschule Anhalt, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, at the BAUHAUS
B.S., Interior Design, Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught:
ID 1170 - Interior Design I
ID 2190 – Interior Design II


Elizabeth G. Olson, Ph.D., MSW

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
    2021 Recipient EDHD Faculty Award for Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity
  • 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
Scholarship of engagement or contributing to the public good using the connected themes of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and community engagement as an institutionally-initiated outreach activity.

Courses Taught
Introduction to HDFS
Life Span Human Development (undergraduate/graduate)
Family Diversity
Adult Development and Aging
Listening Post
Families in Mid to Later Years (undergraduate/graduate)
Family Life Programming and Evaluation
Professional Development in HDFS
Undergraduate Research Assistant Seminar
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar
Internship in HDFS
Child and Family Policy (graduate)
Collaborative Partnerships in Families (graduate)
Teaching and Learning Strategies for adults (undergraduate/graduate)

Read more about Laura Landry-Meyer


Mariana Mitova, MBA, Ed.D.

  • Position: Teaching Professor
  • 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: Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-8257
  • Email: speet@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 112A Eppler N.

Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S., Texas Tech University
B.S., Texas Tech University

Courses Taught:
Family Resource Management
Child and Family Policy
Cognitive Development
Administration of Programs for Young Children
Cultural Explorations in Italy
Housing the Family
Inclusive Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
Foundation of Early Childhood Inclusive Education

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

Rinad Al-Shoul

Rinad Shabaneh

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-3917
  • Email: ralshbo@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 215 Eppler North

M.S. Eastern Michigan University
B.F.A. Wayne State University

Courses Taught:
ID 3190: Interior Design Studio III (Kitchen and Bath)
ID 3290: Interior Design Studio IV (Residential)
ID 3650: Lighting Design for Interior Environments
ID 4170: Interior Design Studio V (Small non residential)
ID 4190: Interior Design Studio VI (Large non residential)

Paul Standinger

Paul Standinger

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • 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


Marian Zengel

  • Position: Associate Teaching Professor and FMPD Program Coordinator
  • 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

John Zibbel

John Zibbel

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-2525
  • Email: jzibbel@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 112C Eppler N.

B.S., Elementary Education, Bowling Green State University
M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught
Family Diversity, Child Development, Infant and Toddler Development, Communication Development in Young Children, Creative Learning Environments, Working with families of Children with Disabilities

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