Human Development and Education faculty honored for excellence


Congratulations to the following College of Human Development and Education faculty members on earning university-level awards and promotions.


Kyle Hackney, assistant professor of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science, was awarded the Centennial Endowment by the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association Board of Trustees.

The funds will buy a MOXY 3 sensor bundle package which students will use to measure the oxygen concentration of multiple muscle groups during exercise sessions, which will aid in the understanding of muscle energy metabolism in undergraduate and graduate courses. 


Dena Wyum, lecturer, Human Development and Family Science, Mortar Board Preferred Professor award

Mortar Board is a national honor society. The award is given to a professor that exemplifies qualities in community service and leadership.

Promoted to full professor

James S. Korcuska, School of Education

Todd Lewis, School of Education

Jill R. Nelson, School of Education

Sherri Stastny, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Promoted to associate professor

Kara Gange, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences

Jeanette Hoffman, School of Education

Denise Lajimodiere, School of Education

James Nyachwaya, School of Education

Melissa O’Connor, Human Development and Family Science

The faculty will be honored Thursday, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains room.



Margaret Fitzgerald, Dean


College of Human Development and Education

NDSU Dept. 5230 PO Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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