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Department of Human Ecology - About Us

Department of Human Ecology Faculty    Chair: Samuel Besong, PhD Professor: Samuel Besong, PhD Associate Professors:  Mopelola Adegoke, PhD Jung-lim Lee, PhD Jungmi Oh, PhD Assistant Professor: Stephen E. Lumor, PhD Bettina Taylor, PhD, RD Didactic Program in Dietetics Director: Carol Giesecke, PhD, RD Research & Outreach Dietician VACANT Post-Doctoral Employee Ji Yeun Kim ZFashion Designer Instructor/ Extension Specialist  Jasmine Chandler Academic Advisement Director Ahira Y. Smith Academic Advisor Lee Hawkins College Recruiter  Alex Meredith Department Secretary Sherry Garrison

Faculty Research Profiles

Faculty & Staff 

Student Clubs 

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Human Ecology Department 

102 Agriculture Annex Building 
Delaware State University 
1200 N Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901


Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources - About Us

Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Faculty Chair:  Richard Barczewski, PhD Professors Emeriti Kenneth W. Bell, PhD Arthur O. Tucker, PhD Professors: Mingxin Guo, PhD Venugopal Kalavacharla, PhD Dyremple Marsh, PhD Gulnihal Ozbay, PhD Kevina Vulinec, PhD Associate Professors:  Richard Barczewski, PhD Cyril Broderick, PhD Sathya Elavarthi, PhD Dewayne Fox, PhD Christopher Heckscher, PhD Brigid McCrea, PhD Dennis McIntosh, PhD Assistant Professor: Rubella Goswami, PhD Sr. Research Scientists: Bertrand Hankoua, PhD Kalpalatha Melmaiee, PhD Stacy Smith, PhD  Research Associate Ayalew L. Osena, PhD Post-Doctoral Employees:     Vasudevan Ayyapan, PhD Karuna Chintapenta, PhD  Lori Lester, PhD *Departmental Technicians: Grant Blank Lori Brown Laurieann Phalen Antonette Todd College Recruiter:  Alex Meredith

Faculty Research Profiles

Land-Grant Research

Student Clubs

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Agriculture and
​Natural Resources

3 James W.W. Baker Building
Delaware State University
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901


College of Agriculture and Related Sciences - Student Clubs

CARS Clubs Student organizations within the college CARS Ambassadors Flagship, student mentoring organization Mr. Alex Meredith, Advisor Collegiate FFA  (Campus chapter of national student agriculture organization) Dr. Richard Barczewski, Advisor Mr. Alex Meredith, Co-Advisor FAN (Food and Nutrition Club) Human Ecology Department  Dr. Bettina Taylor, Advisor MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) Mrs. Chandra Owens, Advisor Republic of Fashion (Textile and Apparel Studies club) Ms. Jasmine Chandler, Advisor Pre-Vet Club (for students interested in veterinary medicine) Dr. Richard Barczewski, Advisor

Cooperative Extension - Connections

Connections This page contains links to agencies that help land-grant universities shape and implement our national Extension mission.   Click the link below to ask questions about the following topics:

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and Land-Grant Universities

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Cooperative Extension - About Us

Cooperative Extension Staff Profile Donna P. Brown Interim Associate Dean And Program Leader Family & Consumer Science 302.857.6463 Beverly C. Banks 4-H & Youth Development Agent 302.857.6499 Erin L. Caple SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator 302.504.5453 (Wilmington Campus) Jason Challandes  SARE Educator Jasmine Chandler Extension Specialist 302.857.6426 April Chen Senior Secretary 302.857.6462 John Clendaniel Program Leader Agriculture & Natural Resources 302.857.6425 ​Auanita M. Corley FCS Extension Educator 302.504.5455 (Wilmington Campus) Whitney Craig Administrative Secretary 302.857.6463 Tom Harmon Program Assistant 302.857.6435 Constance Johnson EFNEP Nutrition Assistant Natasha Lamadieu EFNEP Nutrition Educator 302.857.7926 Dr. Brigid McCrea Poultry Specialist 302.857.6432 Dr. Dennis McIntosh Aquaculture Specialist 302.857.6456 Dr. Rose Ogutu Horticulture Specialist 302.857.6397 Dr. Lekha N. Paudel Farm Management Specialist / Risk Management 302.857.7796 Denise Pinkett-Wynn SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator 302.254.5328 (Wilmington Campus) Megan Pleasanton Small Farms Educator 302.857.6438 Dean Purnell Youth Program Educator 302.856.5397 (Sussex County) D’reardon Thayer 4-H Youth Development Educator 302.254.5328 (Wilmington Campus) Harry Thayer Program Leader 4-H & Youth Development 302.857.6434 Michael Wasylkowski Small Farms Educator Andy Wetherill Small Farms Educator 302.857.6491  

What is 
Cooperative Extension?

Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the university.
Along with teaching and research, it is essential to the 3-part land-grant mission.

Learn how and why land-grant universities came to be.

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U.S. Sen. Justin Morrill, author of the 1862 and 1890 Morrill Acts that established land-grant institutions.
In 2015, the 1890 Land-Grant System marked 125 years of providing access and enhancing opportunities!

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National Cooperative Extension system pioneers:

George Washington Carver
Seaman A. Knapp

Booker T. Washington

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Cooperative Extension

Ulysess S. Washington Jr.
Cooperative Extension Center
Delaware State University
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901


Stephen E. Lumor, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor – Food Chemistry

CARS Notables. . .

  CARS Notables. . . Stories of interest about students, faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Sophie Delima and Jessica Teachout Human Ecology grads pursue different paths to become Registered Dietitians

Coordinated Program in Dietetics


The average salary for a registered dietitian nutritionist is $63,700*, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment will grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

Dietitians play a large role in patient care and in advising people who want to improve their health.

*As of 2015

Coordinated Program in Dietetics  The Department of Human Ecology offers a bachelor’s program in Food and Nutritional Sciences with the Concentration in Dietetics. This program combines academic and supervised practice to qualify students to become immediately eligible to sit for the national Registration Examination for Dietitians.  Application for admission to the coordinated program for students pursuing the registered dietitian/nutritionist credential occurs four semesters prior to graduation (full-time students). This allows the student to complete the required 1200 hours of supervised practice. To accomplish this, the student will spend three semesters and one summer session rotating through different sites while finishing their academic courses. Because of the supervised practice component of the program, students have the opportunity to immediately apply the core knowledge acquired through their course work in a variety of clinical, community nutrition, and food service management settings to achieve entry level competency for registered dietitians. The program offers a concentration in Culturally Competent Food and Nutrition Services. There is a strong commitment to individualized mentoring to ensure the success of our students. If interested, program outcome data are available upon request. The Commission on Dietetic Registration provides information on registration eligibility, career opportunities, and the registration examination.        Please visit its website at:  Delaware State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, extension 5400.

CARS Academics

Teaching Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Arboretum Claude E. Phillips Herbarium Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies Faculty Department of Human Ecology Undergraduate Studies Graduate Studies Faculty