The Eminent Scholar Chair in Human Sciences is a chair designated for the College that is currently held by Dr. Frank Fincham in the Department of Family and Child Sciences. Dr. Fincham's research interests include: Marriage/partnership (particularly cognitive processes involved in conflict), the impact of interparental conflict/divorce on children, forgiveness particularly in family relationships, divorce education, and relationship development.
Bahram Arjmandi, Margaret A. Sitton Professor of Human Sciences, is a nationally recognized nutrition researcher. Dr. Arjmandi’s research interests include: bone and calcium metabolism, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, sterol biosynthesis, and functional food and health.
Michael D. Delp, Betty M. Watts Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, conducts research on the effects of physical activity on the cardiovascular system. Dr. Delp’s work has been funded by NASA for over 20 years to examine the effects of spaceflight on the heart and blood vessels. His work has included studies conducted on multiple Space Shuttle missions, the Russian Bion M-1 biosatellite, and the International Space Station.
Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor of Food and Nutrition, is a nationally recognized scholar on osteosarcopenic obesity. Dr. Ilich-Ernst's research interests include: bone metabolism and interactive pathways among bone, muscle and fat tissues with a focus on osteosarcopenic obesity.
Bob Moffatt, Georgia Alice Stamford Professor of Exercise Physiology, is a nationally recognized exercise science scholar. Dr. Moffatt’s research interests include: exercise and lipoprotein metabolism, effects of cigarette smoking and cessation from smoking on energy balance and lipoprotein metabolism.
Shridhar Sathe, D.K. Salunkhe Professor of Food Science and FSU Robert O. Lawton Professor of 2013, has an astounding record of significant scholarly contributions to the field of food science. Dr. Sathe’s research interests include: physicochemical and nutritional aspects of food chemistry. Research emphasis in protein biochemistry and food allergies.
Sherry Schofield, Carol Avery Professor of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development, is a distinguished scholar and researcher. Dr. Schofield’s research interests include: creative component as well as the more traditional research route. On the creative side, she designs wearable art pieces that are exhibited in runway shows and museum galleries.