This book explores the role and experience of African American women scholars and educators in the field of human, family, and consumer sciences. Its five sections cover careers in education, the role of historically Black colleges and universities, opportunities and challenges brought about by the internationalization of the field, opportunities for new careers paths in the human sciences, and the current and future role of technology. The contributors come from a variety of backgrounds with experiences in research, teaching, outreach, and service. Taken together, the essays capture the vitality and diversity of knowledge that has, over time, assisted in transforming the field.
Vanessa P. Jackson is chair and professor in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky. Jacqueline M. Holland, CFCS, is associate professor and Interim Department Director for Family and Consumer Sciences at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Julia R. Miller Arline is professor and dean emeritus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Preface Part I Women, Education, and Careers Chapter 1 Quest for Education: Empowerment of Women of Color Julia R. Miller Arline Debra Mayfield William H. Whittaker, Jr. Chapter 2 African American Women's Pathway to Leadership Success: Resilience to Challenges Built on Mentoring and Spirituality Vanessa P. Jackson Julia R. Miller Arline Chapter 3 Professional Working Women: A Qualitative Look at African American Mothers Nina Lyon Bennett Chapter 4 Getting and Staying in the Mainstream: African American Women's Contribution to the Human Sciences Vanessa P. Jackson Julia R. Miller Chapter 5 Administrative Acumen in Working with Our Next Generation of Professionals Ethel G. Jones Chapter 6 Effects of Stressful Trauma on Black Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health Quantanise M. Williams Chapter 7 Celebrating the Journey, an Extension Legacy: Past, Present, and Future A Biography of Dr. Alma Hobbs Alice F. Joyner Part II Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Opportunities and Challenges Chapter 8 Past, Present, and Future: An Exploratory of Transformation, Leadership, and Contributions of the Home Economics Department at Virginia State University Alice F. Joyner Dana D. Legette-Traylor Chapter 9 Responding to 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges: Family and Consumer Sciences Achievements and Impact at 1890 Land-Grant Institutions Ahlishia J. Shipley William H. Whitaker, Jr. Brenda A. Martin Chapter 10 The Value of AAFCS Accreditation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities LaTonya J. Dixon Cynthia M. Smith Part III Internationalization and the Human Sciences Chapter 11 Global Contributions of the Human Sciences Jacqueline M. Holland Juanita Mendenhall Joanne Pearson Chapter 12 Progress and the Endless Battle: Injustices against Women and Girls Julia R. Miller Chapter 13 Learning Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program: Developing a Global Perspective Bettye P. Smith Wenting Yang Part IV Human Sciences Foundations for New Career Paths Chapter 14 Young Children and Community Engagement: An Ecological Approach Amber N. Smith Chapter 15 A Human Sciences Career in Transition: Continuity and Reinvention in Health Equity Penny A. Ralston Chapter 16 Family and Consumer Sciences in the Middle: Opportunities for Guiding Career Development Jacqueline M. Holland Chapter 17 Only One in the Room: Reflections on the Career of Shirley Hymon-Parker, Ph.D. Shirley Hymon-Parker Kenneth Gruber Part V Technology: Wave of the Present and Future Chapter 18 Media, Technology, and the Family: Exploring the "CASIE" Model of Media Use in Youth Development Lacey J. Hilliard Danielle C. Stacey AnneMarie McClain Milena Batanova Richard M. Lerner Chapter 19 Technology Enhances Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Instruction Maggie A. Caples Nadine Smith About the Contributors