Administration – Contact Us

PLEASE NOTE: Department administration are currently following the university’s guidelines regarding COVID-19 and working remotely whenever possible. During this time, the best way to contact us is via email.

Academic Advisor

Kristin Van NessKristin Van Ness Scrivano
FSB 123 A

For questions about the HDFS major, HDFS minor, Gerontology minor, plans of study, undergraduate courses, or general undergraduate concerns

Education Program Administrator

Carla GomezCarla Gomez
FSB 106

For questions about admission procedures for the HDFS graduate program

Associate Dept Head for Undergraduate Studies


Beth Russell

Beth Russell, PhD

For general questions about the undergraduate program, including the honors program

Associate Dept Head for Graduate Studies

Preston BritnerPreston Britner, PhD

For questions about the graduate program, including courses and areas of specialization

Department Head


Eva S. Lefkowitz

Eva Lefkowitz, PhD 

For general questions about the HDFS department