May 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Human Sciences

303 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-5505


Sonya Lutter

Graduate Faculty:

*Jared R. Anderson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
*Joyce Baptist, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
*Sonya Britt-Lutter, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Duane Crawford, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
*Mary F. DeLuccie, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Gayle Doll, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Jared A. Durtschi, Ph.D., Florida State University
*Bronwyn S. Fees, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Anthony Ferraro, Ph.D., Florida State University
Jennifer Francois, Ph.D., Wichita State University
Jane Garcia, Ph.D., University of South Alabama
Robert G. Garcia, AUD, A.T. Still University
*Briana Goff, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Linda A. Hoag, Ph.D., University of Illinois
*Elaine M. Johannes, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Derek Lawson, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Marcie Lechtenberg, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Melinda Markham, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Kari Morgan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
*Deborah Norris, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles
*Kristin Pelczarski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
*Rick J. Scheidt, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
*Walter R. Schumm, Ph.D., Purdue University
*Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Maggie Syme, Ph.D., Univeristy of Kansas
David Thompson, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Michelle Toews, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
*Glade Topham, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Amber Vennum, Ph.D., Florida State University
Bradford Wiles, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
*Erin Yelland, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.

Graduate Faculty Associates:

Kristin Anders,Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Paul Busk, MS, Kansas State University
Janet Crow, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Msarcia Dvorak,Ph.D., University of Kansas
Chelsea Spencer, Ph.D., Kansas State University


The department of Applied Human Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit that provides graduate training for M.S. and Ph.D. students. The professional specializations are addressed to broad issues concerning individuals and families, and the courses are taught by a faculty of educators, health specialists and gerontologists, marriage and family therapists, psychologist, speech language pathologists and audiologists.

Extensive research and professional practice opportunities are provided through multiple centers. The Family Center, Stone House Early Childhood Education Center; Speech and Hearing Center and Riley-Geary Counties Domestic Mediation Services. Opportunities are also available through the university-wide Center on Aging.

The department offers graduate work toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in a broad range of the human sciences and human services. The M.S. degree in family studies and human services includes specializations in applied family science, communication sciences and disorders, couple and family therapy, early childhood education, life span human development, and youth development. The department offers the following specializations leading to the Ph.D. degree in human ecology: applied family science, couples and family therapy and life span human development.

Distance education and certificate programs

The department collaborates with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) to offer the M.S. degree in family studies and human services in the following specializations: family and community services, and youth development. The inter-institutional M.S. programs draw upon the expertise of graduate faculty from nine universities. The programs are taught fully on-line. Students enrolled in the program through Kansas State University will receive their degrees from Kansas State University. Also available through the GPIDEA is a certificate in youth development.