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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



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. The Commission on Dietetic Registration provides information on registration eligibility, career opportunities, and the registration examination.        Please visit its website at:  The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 :


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

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) - Human Ecology

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) The Department of Human Ecology's Food and Nutritional Science program offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics(DPD) concentration to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the practice of dietetics. The Didactic Program in Dietetics fulfills the academic requirement set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for students pursuing the Registered Dietician (RD) credential. Delaware State University’s DPD program is granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition, and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The DPD curriculum prepares graduates for the task of providing science-based nutrition information that is essential to the health and well being of individuals. The program encourages students to continue lifetime professional learning and ethical practice in the profession of dietetics. Students are advised to continue the DPD program by achieving: 1. A GPA of 3.0 or above throughout the course of studies 2. A minimum grade of “C” in all supporting and core coursework Students are issued a Verification Statement after successful completion of the DPD program and upon obtaining a B.S. degree in FNS with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A Verification Statement confirms the successful completion of the ACEND requirements for supervised Dietetic Practice in an accredited Dietetic Internship program. To become a Registered Dietician students must: Successfully complete a B.S. degree in FNS with the option in Didactic Program in Dietetics Complete a supervised practice dietetic internship (currently 1200 hours) Pass the National Registration Examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete continuing professional education to maintain registration In addition to RD credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. State requirements are met through the same education and training required to become a RD. Click here for more information PROGRAM MISSION The mission of DSU’s Didactic Program in Dietetics is consistent with that of the Department of Human Ecology and the University. The program’s core mission is to prepare graduates for supervised practice through a Dietetic Internship (DI) and/or graduate studies and/or professional studies. Further, the DPD seeks to help students build the culture of the dietetic profession and foster competence in dealing with diverse populations, and enhance their investigative skills in food and health for the provision of quality care and health of clients. Students who successfully completed the DPD program, and who could not complete a dietetic internship, should be aware that the program provides adequate foundation knowledge and competency for several careers including foodservice management in institutions and restaurants, food and pharmaceutical sales, consumer relations, education and Cooperative Extension system employment. PROGRAM GOAL AND OBJECTIVES The goal of the DPD is compatible with its philosophy/mission and that of the Department and University.  The goal of the DPD is to provide a program of study that prepares students for successful performance in supervised practice, graduate study and/or gainful employment in the field of dietetics or a related field. Objective 1:  Develop a program of study addressing all ACEND core knowledge objectives (KRDs). Objective 2:  Maintain student enrollment to ensure program viability. Objective 3:  Ensure student academic progress and program completion. Objective 4:  Maintain competitive Registration Examination pass rates. Objective 5:  Prepare students for supervised practice. Objective 6:  Maintain a competitive program effectively preparing students for employment or post graduate programs. Curriculum The DPD curriculum is designed to provide foundation knowledge, skills and competencies for dietetic practice. The curriculum covers the food and food systems; the physical and biological sciences; and the social sciences: The food and food systems foundation is covered in: The Principles And Analysis Of Food Preparation, Quantity Food System Management And Institutional Food Service courses. Course content includes modification and evaluation of recipes, menus development and sensory evaluation of food products for a diverse group of consumers.   The physical and biological science foundation is covered in: Organic Chemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Nutrient Metabolism, And Nutrition Through The Lifespan courses.   The behavioral and social science foundation is covered in: Nutrition Education & Counseling, Introduction To Psychology Or Introduction To Sociology, And Macroeconomics courses. Financial Aid and Scholarships A variety of scholarships, federal and state grants, student loans, and work-study opportunities are available to qualified students. For application forms, call the Financial Aid Office at (302) 857-6250. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers scholarships to encourage eligible students to enter the field of dietetics. Students enrolled in their junior year in a ACEND-accredited program may apply for an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics scholarship. Scholarships are also available for students in dietetic internships and graduate studies. For information on scholarship availability and the application process, contact the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995. Phone: 312-899-0040 Ext. 5400. Website: Employment Opportunities Employment opportunities for dieticians/nutritionists is expected to increase significantly due to expanding health care services, population growth and aging, greater health consciousness and the need for disease prevention, and management of diet-related diseases through nutrition. Individuals with Registered Dietician credentials are hired in services/positions such as: Community nutrition programs Food Service Director or Consultant to major food industries Sport nutrition or weight management Sales agents: Food products, equipment, nutritional products, pharmaceuticals Research: Food & pharmaceutical industries, universities & hospitals Classroom teaching Wellness and health programs School Food Service and Nutrition Education Food safety and food inspection Diabetes care, and cardiovascular and renal education Public policy development for local, state and federal government General Information Some states require licensure or certification to practice dietetics Enjoy helping people and working with healthcare professionals Learn the fundamentals of human relations and group dynamics Develop interviewing and counseling techniques Develop effective communication skills Develop ability to work independently and as part of a team Develop computer skills; computers and other technologies are becoming more prevalent in dietetics practices

Textiles and Apparel Studies Program - Human Ecology Department



Textiles and Apparel Studies (TAS) Textiles and Apparel Studies Brochure   TAS course descriptions   TAS curriculum The TAS program provides students opportunity to develop professional skills in communication, analytical thinking, teamwork, and ethical behavior that sustain graduates as they apply management and marketing theory, and business principles to the global fashion industry. Students in the TAS program have opportunities to develop knowledge of retail functions, merchandising principles, forecasting trends, and textile selection and evaluation. Majors are required to complete an approved internship after completion of all junior level fashion merchandising courses. TAS graduates are prepared to address the production, distribution and consumption of textile and apparel products from a variety of perspectives: global, economic, social, political, technological and marketing. Students have the opportunity to participate in summer internships within the textiles industry and earn variable credit hours. Summer internships with industries provide students hands-on experience in design, and fashion merchandising, and exposure to new products. A Baccalaureate degree is conferred upon completion of 125 credit hours.




Food and Nutritional Science Program - Human Ecology Department

Food and Nutritional Science (FNS) Food and Nutritional Science Brochure ​FNS course descriptions   FNS curriculum The Food and Nutritional Science (FNS) program is housed in the Department of Human Ecology at Delaware State University. A baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutritional Science is conferred upon completion of 125 credit hours at minimum. Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) The Didactic Program in Dietetics fulfills the academic requirement set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for students pursuing the Registered Dietician (RD) credential.   DSU’s Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is fully Accredited 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, Phone: 800-877-1600.  

Agriculture and Natural Resources Faculty and Staff

Department of Agriculture And Natural Resources Delaware State University 3 James W. W. Baker 1200 N. Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901 Richard Barczewski ​Associate Professor & Chairperson 302.857.6410 ​ ......................................................................................................     Jana Rheaume ​Senior Secretary 302.857.6410   Alex Meredith College Recruiter 302.857.6417  AGRICULTURE PROGRAM   PROFESSORS EMERITI Kenneth W. Bell Arthur O. Tucker  PROFESSORS  Mingxin Guo 302.857.6479 Venugopal Kalavacharla ​CIBER Director 302.857.6453 Dyremple Marsh Dean College of Agriculture and Related Sciences 302.857.6400  ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Cyril Broderick 302.857.6416   Sathya Elavarthi​ 302.857.6418 Brigid McCrea​ 302.857.6432 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rubella Goswami​ 302.857.6852 SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTISTS Bertrand Hankoua 302.857.7935 Kalpalatha Melmaiee 302.857.6405​ RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Ayalew L. Osena ​302.857.6467 POST-DOCTORAL EMPLOYEES Vasudevan Ayyapan​ 302.857.6551   Karuna Chintapenta​ 302.857.6405 DEPARTMENTAL TECHNICIAN   Antonette Todd 302.857.6461 NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM PROFESSORS Gulnihal Ozbay​ 302.857.6476 Kevina Vulinec​ 302.857.6457 ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Dewayne Fox 302.857.6436 Christopher Heckscher​ 302.857.6412 Dennis McIntosh 302.857.6456 SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST Stacy Smith 302.857.7668 POST-DOCTORAL EMPLOYEE   ​Lori Lester 302.857.6475 DEPARTMENTAL TECHNICIANS   Grant Blank 302.857.6405 Lori Brown 302.857.6495 Laurie Ann Phalen ​302.857.6549

College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) Tours


Schedule a tour of our CARS facilities! Visit our faculty, staff, students and academic departments.

Mr. Alex D. Meredith
CARS Recruiter
Take your first step toward the Delaware State University Hornet experience:  Tour the College of Agriculture & Related Sciences (CARS)! CARS tours give potential students the opportunity to experience our dynamic facilities, faculty, staff, and students. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Come learn about the available majors and the CARS commitment to “Student Success.” Beyond enriching academic experiences, students can join career preparatory organizations, engage in active research projects, and participate in internships and study abroad programs.   Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Degree Programs Facilities Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Facility Claude E. Phillips Herbarium Hickory Hill Forage Research Farm Outreach and Research Center   Department of Human Ecology Degree Programs Facilities Foods Lab Food Microbiology Lab Nutrient Analysis Computer Lab Textiles and Apparel Studies Lab   Campus Attractions Dormitories Martin Luther King Student Center  Wellness & Recreation Center The Village Cafe   Student Testimonials   "I really enjoyed going to DSU and learning much more about aquaculture. It's a wonderful experience and Dr. McIntosh does a wonderful job of explaining and showing us how aquaponics works. If you're thinking of going to Del State this is a wonderful opportunity to learn something new." -- Ryheem, 10th Grade "I loved the variety of different activities that they had for us to do. We really got to see what we could be doing if we went to DSU."  -- G.J., 11th Grade "I want to go to school for biology and it was so neat to see all the labs that they have at Delaware State University. I also really liked that the professors seemed nice and like you could ask them anything." -- Kathryn, 12th Grade

Mr. Alex D. Meredith






CARS Recruiter, Mr. Alex D. Meredith

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125 Years! DSU Celebrates the Second Morrill Act

Celebrating 125 years Providing Access and Enhancing Opportunities Sen. Justin Morrill In 1890, U.S. Senator Justin Morrill crafted the Second Morrill Act to further his vision of higher education for all. This second land-grant Act became law on August 30, 1890; it improved upon the first Morrill Act of 1862 by creating institutions, like Delaware State University, for minority residents of primarily southern states who were denied admission to the publicly-funded and supported 1862 land-grant universities.  Today, DSU--and the other 18 campuses that comprise the 1890 land-grant system--continue to provide students with access to education that enhances their opportunities for future success.  Throughout 2015, the 1890 land-grant universities will commemorate 125 years of existence. Events are planned on each campus and in Washington, D.C.. Second Morrill Act 125th Anniversary  (1890 – 2015) Delaware State University Events Schedule   “Celebrating 125 Years of Access and Opportunity” 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium April 17, 8 AM – 4:30 PM Bank of America Bldg, DSU Campus Land Grant College Knowledge QR Code Scavenger Hunt April 20 – 24, 2015 DSU Student teams of 4 use smart phones to scan and correctly answer QR code questions for valuable prizes!  Each area listed below will declare one winning team on Friday, April 24.   Register by contacting your representative listed below: CAHSS –  Ms. Rhonda Thompson CARS – Mr. Alex Meredith CEHPP –  Ms. Michele Rush CMNST – Ms. Faith Woodard COB –  Mr. Johnie Burton UNIVERSITY COLLEGE –  Mr. Chester Boyd INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Mrs. Candace Moore   Proclamation Day Come celebrate with us as Gov. Jack Markell Proclaims April 20 – 24, 2015 “Delaware 1890 Land-Grant University Week” April 21, 11:15 AM – Noon (time change) MLK Student Center, DSU Campus City of Dover proclamation to be presented as well 1890 Land-Grant Past, Present and Future: A Time to Reflect with Joe Madison National Host, The Joe Madison Show, SiriusXM Satellite Radio Civil Rights Activist April 22, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. MLK Student Center, DSU Campus 1890 Day Wellness Walk  (held at each of 19 land-grant campuses) April 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. DSU campus route Support DSU student scholarships! Take 1,890 steps with DSU’s Approaching Storm Marching Band!! Start and finish at 1890 Day Carnival tent! $18.90 registration fee!  Students walk for $1.89!!   followed by: 1890 Day Carnival! Ball courts between Wellness Center and MLK Student Center Cool down with cool sounds, snacks, fun and games! National 1890 Land-Grant Celebration Week of July 13 Washington, DC Events include: 1890s on the Hill, 1890 land-grant university exhibits, Madison Building (July 15) Convocation, Library of Congress (July 16) “Celebrating 125 Years of Providing Access, Enhancing Opportunities” The Need to Go Back to the Future Dr. Carolyn Brooks, Executive Director Association of Research Directors (1890 Land Grant Universities) September 3, 11 a.m. EH Theater, DSU Campus “Make Your Mark On The World”   The Hon. Suzan Johnson Cook Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom September 24, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MLK Student Center, Parlor C     For more information:

Second Morrill Act
125th Anniversary

Steering Committee

Dr. Dyremple Marsh, Chair*
Dean, CARS

Ms. Troy Darden, Co-Chair*

Dr. Marikis Alvarez*

Dr. Rebecca Batson*
William C. Jason Library

Dr. Stacy Downing
Student Affairs

Dr. Albert Essel*

Mr. Carlos Holmes
Public Relations

Mr. Brandon Maddox
Integrated Marketing

Ms. Jacquelyn Malcolm
Integrated Marketing

Ms. Chandra Owens
USDA Liaison Officer

Mr. Victor Santos
Government Relations

Dr. Clytrice Watson

*Denotes national committee member

We celebrate the accomplishments of Delaware State University and the 1890 Land-Grant System! Our rich legacy of teaching, research and extension guides us today and into the future.

Bookmark this page to remain abreast of our planned, commemorative activities!


The 1890 Land-Grant Universities

Alabama A&M University (1875)
Alcorn State University (1871)
Delaware State University (1891)
Florida A&M University (1887)
Fort Valley State University (1895)
Kentucky State University (1886)
Langston University (1897)
Lincoln University (1866)
North Carolina A&T State University (1891)
Prairie View A&M University (1876)
South Carolina State University (1896)
Southern University System (1880)
Tennessee State University (1912)
Tuskegee University (1881)
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (1875)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (1886)
Virginia State University (1882)
West Virginia State University (1891)
Central State University* (1887)
*gained land grant status through the 2014 Farm Bill

Take a virtual tour of exhibits at our own William C. Jason Library!

William C. Jason Library
Digital Exhibits

Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions: The First 125 Years

Learn more about
1890 land-grant universities

1890 Land-Grant Universities (video)

1890 Land-Grant Universities (brochure)

Land-Grant University FAQ
(Association of Public And Land-Grant Universities)