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Carole Makela named interim director of the School of Education

February 26, 2010

Carole Makela, longtime faculty member in the College of Applied Human Sciences, has been named interim director of the School of Education.

Well-respected professor

Makela is currently a professor in the School, where she is a research methods faculty member teaching and advising graduate students. She also advises family and consumer sciences undergraduates and teaches the capstone course. Makela’s research has been in the areas of education, consumer issues, and sustainability as they impact families and individuals.

“Carole Makela is well-respected for her service at the School, College, and University levels. She has been recognized nationally for her contributions to the field of Family and Consumer Sciences. I am pleased that she is willing to step into this role and looking forward to working with her,” said Interim Dean Nancy Hartley.

Makela is the recipient of the 2010 College of Applied Human Sciences Superior Faculty Service Award. Makela is the chair of the College and University Curriculum Committees. She has taken a leadership role on the University Faculty Council, serving on the Council’s Executive Committee.

National reputation

On a national level, Makela serves as the editor of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has also compiled theses and dissertations from graduate programs across the country for the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal and has served as editor of The Journal of Consumer Affairs. In 2006, Makela was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and the FCS profession with the AAFCS Distinguished Service Award.

Within the School of Education, she chairs the Interdisciplinary specialization within the doctoral program and provides countless consultations with faculty and program chairs regarding curricular issues.

Originally published by the College of Applied Human Sciences.