DEI Research and Outreach

 Ongoing Faculty Projects:

  • HDFS 3333 decorative imageDr. Laura Herold's HDFS 3333 Language and Literacy Pedagogy for Birth - Kindergarten Educators course is designing experiences to take into local kindergarten classrooms. They work with diverse groups of children in schools with a high proportion of children on free and reduced lunch. They bring enriching experiences that support vocabulary development, and early writing and reading skills.
  • Dr. Herold, Dr. McNally and Donia Timby have partnered with Dr. Bailey, Dr. Harris and Dr. Wheat at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to work toward a 4+1 agreement between their institutions. This agreement would allow for co-teaching across programs and facilitate students at UAPB in earning their Birth - Kindergarten teaching license at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville after graduating from UAPB with an HDFS degree. The team is currently seeking grant funding to support their efforts, which include a distance learning room at UAPB, DEI training through the IDEALS institute, joint training in anti-bias education of teachers working at the campus childcare centers at both institutions and outreach into their communities.
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Wiersma-Mosley is using a grant from the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center to raise diversity awareness and cultural appreciation, conducting ultural competence development research and trainings and offering IDI trainings.

Student Research

Service-Learning Courses Available

Service-learning provides an excellent high impact experience for introducing students to people of different cultural backgrounds, helping students become aware of the issues these people and communities face related to culture.

Code

Number

Name

Instructor

Contact

HDFS

2493

Introduction to Cultural Competence

Jackie Mosley

jwiersma@uark.edu 

HDFS

3333

Language and Literacy Pedagogy

Laura Herold

lkherold@uark.edu 

HDFS

3453

Parenting and Family Dynamics

Donia Timby

dtimby@uark.edu

HDFS

4473

Multicultural Families

Jackie Mosley

jwiersma@uark.edu 

HDFS

2413H

Family Relations

Amanda Williams

alw077@uark.edu

HDFS

3443H

Honors Families in Crisis

Shari Moxley

moxley@uark.edu

HESC

599V

Festival Management 

Yao-Chin Wang

ycwang@uark.edu 

HOSP

4613

Festival Management 

Yao-Chin Wang

ycwang@uark.edu 

HOSP

4643

Special Events Management (Meetings, Events, and Conventions)

Cora Hamm

corahamm@uark.edu 

HOSP

5643

Meetings, Events, and Conventions

Cora Hamm

corahamm@uark.edu 

HOSP

3601L

Menu, Layout, and Food Prep. Lab

Lobat Siahmakoun

lsiahmak@uark.edu 

HOSP

3602L

Menu, Layout, and Food Prep. Lab

Lobat Siahmakoun

lsiahmak@uark.edu 

NUTR

3103

Culinary Nutrition

Nancy Buckley

nhb@uark.edu

NUTR

3213

Nutrition Education and Counseling

Sabrina trudo

trudo@uark.edu