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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Mission

The Faculty Senate establishes and manages policies related to the function of the university.  The HHD Faculty Senators act as the representatives of the faculty within the college to both the Senate and to the college administration.

Critical Functions

  • Represent faculty interests to the shared governance body of the university.
  • Represent faculty interests to the shared governance body of the college.
  • Disseminate information about policies and issues to the faculty and units within the college.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out when the next Faculty Senate meeting is? icon-olus-circle

The schedule of meetings, agendas, and records of previous meetings can be found at the Senate website: senate.psu.edu

Who is my faculty senate representative? icon-olus-circle

Faculty are elected to the senate from each college/school; we have senators from many, but not all, of the individual departments and units. In addition to the list of senators and emails at the front of this document, the names of all senators from each voting unit can be found on the Senate web page.

How can I bring an issue to the Faculty Senate? icon-olus-circle

You can bring an issue to the Faculty Senate by bringing it to the attention of any Senator.  That Senator will bring your concern to the attention of the appropriate officer or standing committee.

Personnel List

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Last Name
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, Kinesiology Physical Activity Program
Summary Statement

Michele Duffey is the Program Director for the Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP)

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Associate Teaching Professor
Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Research Professor of Human Genetics in the Biomarker Core Lab
Summary Statement

Sue Rutherford Siegel is a genetic researcher who examines interactions between the genetic and genomic basis of variation, the environmental interactions and the resulting behavioral and health outcomes of an individual. 

Department
  • Biobehavioral Health - BBH
Professor of Hospitality Management
Associate Director & Professor-in-Charge of Undergraduate Programs, SHM
Director, Food Decisions Research Laboratory
Affiliate Faculty, Teaching and Learning with Technology
Affiliate Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
President, iAHFME
Chair, HHD Sustainability Council
Department
  • Hospitality Management - HM/SHM
Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Summary Statement

The consequences of over-nutrition and the stress of "western diets" related to lipid mediators and a global shift of dietary fatty acids; identifying markers of disease and better ways to prevent or manage disease.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Associate Teaching Professor of Health Policy and Administration,
Director of Undergraduate Professional Development
Department
  • Health Policy and Administration - HPA
Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Summary Statement

Michele Stine's background is in health education and psychopharmacology.  As a member of the undergraduate faculty, her work has focused primarily on course and curriculum development.  She has served as a General Education Faculty Scholar and the Faculty Ad

Department
  • Biobehavioral Health - BBH
Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Director, Vascular Health Interventions Laboratory / Stress and Nutrition Research Program
Department
  • Biobehavioral Health - BBH