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Faculty - Department of Human Development and Family Science

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Alumni Quotes

I love the fact that the faculty is so involved with student learning. There was not one moment that I did not feel encouraged and supported during my time with the HDFS Department. I will sincerely miss the professors when I graduate! -2016 Graduate
Raeann R. Hamon, Ph.D., CFLE-Professor of Family Science & Gerontology Chair
Raeann R. Hamon, Ph.D., CFLE

Professor of Family Science & Gerontology Chair

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Erin Boyd-Soisson, Ph.D., CFLE-Professor of Human Development & Family Science
Erin Boyd-Soisson, Ph.D., CFLE

Professor of Human Development & Family Science

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Paul Johns, LMFT, CFLE-Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Science
Paul Johns, LMFT, CFLE

Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Science

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Robert Reyes , Ph.D., CFLE-Professor of Human Development & Family Science
Robert Reyes , Ph.D., CFLE

Professor of Human Development & Family Science

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Part-Time Contributors to the department

Linda Adams, M.S.
Serves as our FCS Student Teacher Supervisor

Jennifer Ransil, MFT
Human Sexuality (HDFS 244) and Foundations of Marriage and Family (HDFS 101)

Kristen Reitz, M.S.

Family Resource Management (HDFS 245), Adult Development (HDFS 312)

Sasha Roble, M.Ed.
Teaches Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum and Instruction I and II

Erin Yurick, M.S.
Child Development Instructor

Jason Lehman, M.A., CFLE., N.C.C.

Strategies of Family Life Education (HDFS 442)

Julie Guistwite, M.S.W., L.S.W.

Psychology of Aging (GERO 231)

James Black, M.A.

Adolescent Development (HDFS 311)

Julie Gomboc-Turyan, Ph.D

Intro to Interior Design (HDFS 382)

Debra Gochenour, MEd, RD, LDN, CDE

Biology, Nutrition, and Healthy Aging (GERO 251)

Joan McGeary, MS, CCLS

Intro the Child Life (HDFS 361) and Child Life Experience (HDFS 362)

Messiah College colleagues contributing to the FCS Curriculum

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics: Kathryn Witt, Ph.D., Amy E. Porto, Ph.D.

Department of Visual Arts: Christine Forsythe, M.F.A.

Department of Education: Jennifer Fisler, D.Ed., Donald Murk, Ph.D.

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