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 Ness
Kristin Van Ness
FSB 123 A

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

Educational Program Administrator

Carla Gomez
Carla 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 Britner


Preston 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