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Research Highlights


Ann Braaten, Assistant Professor of Practice, Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management and Curator of the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection presented “Virginia Woods Bellamy:  Knitting Designer and Fashion Innovator” at the Costume Society of America’s 41st Annual Meeting and National Symposium, May 29 in San Antonio, Texas.  She is collaborating with knitting historian Susan Strawn, professor emeritus, Dominican University, Chicago, on this research project.

NDSU was well represented at the national American College of Sports Medicine meeting in San Diego in May. Poster presentations were done by Jarad Miller and Donna Terbizan, Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences; (Jarad's thesis), Austin Schmidt and Kyle Hackney, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (undergraduate research); Benjamin Olson and Kyle Hackney (undergraduate research); Allison Berry (master's thesis); and Won Byun, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences; and colleagues; a slide presentation was done by Nick Redenius, co-authored by Allison Barry, Won Byun, and Donna Terbizan. A number of graduates from the exercise science program also had presentations.  

Elizabeth Hilliard, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, received a grant for $2,760 from the Produce for Better Health Foundation to implement, a grocery store tour training program for our Dietetics students in the fall. Ardith Brunt, Associate Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, is the Co-PI on the grant.

Margaret Fitzgerald, Head/Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (co-PI) and co-authors, Linda Neihm (PI, Iowa State University) and Glenn Muske (co-PI, NDSU Extension) were recently notified that they received funding from the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development for their proposal, Family Business Contributions to Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Rural Communities over Time. The $25,000 award will allow them to collect a fourth and unique wave of data for the National Family Business Panel (NFBP). Using a series of open-ended interviews, the researchers will begin to capture the nuances of what has happened to family businesses over time that allowed them to either be sustainable through difficult economic times or lead to their closure. The first wave of NFBP data was collected from a nationally representative sample in 1997 with re-interviews in 2000 and 2007.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist and Professor, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, presented “Nourishing Boomers and Beyond Program Promotes Health among People Ages 50-Plus” at the National Health Outreach Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. She also participated in a poster session highlighting her graduate student Kelly Burdett’s work titled “Kids Cooking Camps Promote Food Safety and Nutrition Knowledge among Native American Youth.”

WooMi Jo, Associate Professor, Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management, presented a paper titled "Role of emotion between perceived crowding and coping behavior" at the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research (WHTER) & International Convention and Expo Summit (ICES) in Seoul, Korea, May 20-22, 2015 and received the conference outstanding paper award.

Featured Research Project

Professional Female Bodybuilding: Self-Determination Theory Approach by Mark Suffolk, Ph.D. student, and Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science, NDSU

Past Featured Research Projects

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Past Research Projects

Current Research (2013-2014) in the College of Human Development and Education

Research for 2012-2013 in the College of Human Development and Education

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Last Updated: Friday, July 17, 2015 7:14:29 AM