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Family and Consumer Sciences|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Virginia B.Vincenti, Ph.D., CFCS 

Professor
Human Development and Family Sciences Program Option

 

Education

Ph.D. Home Economics Education (Individual and Family Studies minor) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1981.

M.S. Home Economics Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1975.

B.S. Home Economics (Chemistry minor), Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1968.


Other Graduate Study

Family Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1979.

Post-Doctoral Study Home Economics Education, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989.

School of Education and History Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1988-1989.


Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday an hour before my courses meet and by appointment.  To make an appointment, contact me at vincenti@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-4079.


Consumer Issues Conference I Co-Chair

Each year an interdisciplinary group of professionals sponsor a conference on a different theme related to consumer issues.  Click here for more information.


Courses I Teach

FCSC 4113/5113 Consumer Issues - Provides research/applied understanding of consumer rights/responsibilities, government/business roles, legislation, advocacy, and redress. Emphasizes introductory consumer law/legal research, critical thinking, self-reflection, and cultural examination. Ethical theories and issues examined within an interdependent world. Meets requirements for certification in family and consumer sciences education.  Internship opportunities possible upon successful completion. Companion website used. 3 credit campus course offered fall semester. Prerequisites: ECON 1000 or SOC 1000 or PSYC 1000 or AGEC/ECON 1010 or AGEC/ECON 10200 and junior standing. 

FCSC 4112/5112 Family Decision Making & Resource Management - Utilizes theories to facilitate understanding of problem-solving and resource management in various family structures/contexts across the life span. Emphasizes internal family dynamics, global interdependence, critical thinking, cultural examination, ethical decision-making, and self-reflection. Designed to meet family studies requirement for license in marriage and family therapy at graduate level. Companion website used.  3 credit campus and online sections offered spring semester. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131 or PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000 or COJO 1040 or COJO 1030 and junior standing.

FCSC 5102 Ethics in Research - Preparing for advanced studies or the world of work? Ethics and decision-making are important for all professionals. This course will focus on ethical decision making and responsible conduct of research and professional practice including concepts such as avoiding plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, conflict of interest, and conflict of commitment.  Institutional review boards and protection of human subjects will also be addressed.  It will include discussion of ethical conduct defined by government, professional organizations and journals, and employers utilizing case studies and real world examples to analyze of codes of conduct, research and professional practice in different settings.  3 credit campus course offered fall semester. Open to FCS and non-FCS graduate students.

FCSC 5102/COJO 5890 Communication in Cyberspace


International Experience

I love to travel nationally and internationally and have gained a lot from getting to know and work with people in different regions of the country and different countries. I've been to Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Finland, Australia and New Zealand, many for professional conferences and/or study trips. They were all interesting in different ways. They were all different and similar to the places I've lived in the U.S. and broaden my thinking and provide many options about how things can be done.

I traveled to Korea in April, 2004 and met many FCS professionals.

I am modeling a traditional wedding costume, one of numerous costumes available for visitors to don at the Anyang Manners Education Center.  Professor Kee Ok Kim, Professor of Consumer Science, College of Human Life Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, took me here to learn more about Korean traditional culture.  Earlier that afternoon we sat on cushions and had tea and small cookies, eaten with chop sticks.  The cookies were made of black and white rice flour and honey as well as yellow pine pollen and honey.  Very tasty and fun!     This is the back view of the same traditional wedding costume. Hanbok is the name given to traditional clothes of Korean people whose style is based on straight and curved lines and the arrangement of contrasting natural colors. The graceful beauty is widely considered to represent the traditional ethics of the East. However today most brides wear Western-style wedding dresses.


My Research Interests

My research has focused on issues of the profession and professional development of the professionals, including helping them understand the profession and how practice can be improved to have a more profound impact of society.  I have used interpretive methodology most often, particularly history and philosophy as well as phenomenological interviewing and analysis.  Recently I’ve been doing biographical research on leaders in the profession.


Administrative Experience

Associate to the Dean for Special Projects, College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming,  Laramie, Wyoming, 1996 to 2000.  (50% appointment includes Extension as well as administrative projects)Visiting Associate to the Dean, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, East Campus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995.Project Director Human Sciences Policy, AESOP Enterprises, LTD., Washington, D.C., 1994-95. (public policy consulting firm focusing on agriculture, human sciences, health, and environmental issues Head, Department of Home Economics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1992-94. (Included administrative responsibility for teaching, research, and Extension/outreach)


University Faculty Experience

Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming, 1992-present. Visiting Professor, Department of Apparel, Educational Studies, and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2002-2005.Visiting Professor, Home Economics Education Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1991 Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Program Director of Home Economics Education, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1988-1992. Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Program Director of Home Economics Education, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1982-1988.


Other Professional Experience

Supervisor, sophomore and junior home economics teaching experiences, Student Teaching of Human Development and Student Teaching of Family Management.  Department of Home Economics Education, Division of Occupational and Vocational Studies, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, (part-time) 1981-1982.Substitute teacher, grades 7-12, Career Education for the Hospitality Industry, Consumer and Home-making Education, and Business Education.  State College Area School District, junior and senior high schools; Bald Eagle Area High School; Centre County Vocational-Technical School, Pennsylvania (Part-time) 1978-1980.County Extension Educator, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, The Pennsylvania State University, Huntington County, Huntingdon,  Pennsylvania, 1968-1973.


Dissertation and Thesis

A History of the Philosophy of Home Economics. (1981). Ph.D. Dissertation. The Pennsylvania State University. Dissertation Abstracts International, 42, 474A. (University Microfilms No. 82-06, 520), November.

Effects of a Communications Training Program on Attitudes of Low Socio-Economics Mothers' Authority and Acceptance of Their Young Children. (1975). Unpublished M.S. Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, March.


Selected Professional Publications

Vincenti, V. B. A philosophy of home economics: Establishing home economics as a discipline for human protection.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (in review).

Bardon, C. A. and Vincenti, V. B. Ann Collins Chadwick: Her life and leadership roles in family and consumer sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (in review).

Vincenti, V. B.  (2008). Celebrating the past: A critical reflection on the history of the home economics profession.  International Journal of Home Economics. 1(2): 75-97.

Vincenti, V. B.  (2008). Celebrating the past: A critical reflection on the history of the home economics profession.  In Donna Pendergast, Ed. (2008). Home economics: Reflecting the past; creating the future. Proceedings of the IFHE World Congress, July 26-31, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Vincenti, V. B., Browne, L., Dolby-Plunkett, M., and Smith, C. M. Virginia Caples: A beacon of excellence for family and consumer sciences.  In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences.  East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics. (in press)

Vincenti, V. B., Sutton Hillman, K. and Browne, L. Flossie M. Byrd: An exemplary force benefiting homes and families. In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. East Lansing MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics. (in press)

Sewell, D., Browne, L., Vincenti, V. Clinita Arnsby Ford’s Flight: Upward Bound. In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics. (in press)

Korb, B. R. and Vincenti, V. B. Building Diversity by Mentoring Minorities. In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Science. East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics. (in press)

Wolf, E., Vincenti, V. and Browne, L. Julia R. Miller: Educator, Author, Leader. In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics. (in press)

Vincenti, V. B., Bartke, T.C. and Jones, K. M. (2007). Verna J. Hitchcock: A Notable Wyoming Role Model and Leader in Her Profession, Family, and Community. Annals of Wyoming. Summer/Autumn, Vol. 79 (3/4): pp. 36-49.

Vincenti, V. B. and Stewart, B. (2007). Cross-Organizational Taskforce for Higher Education Program Advancement in Family and Consumer Sciences Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Vol. 99 (3): 67-72.

Vincenti, V. B. (2007). Family and Consumer Sciences (Historically, Home Economics). In Bank, B. J., Ed. Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, pp. 269-274.

Pashricha, A. and Vincenti, V. (2007). Alberta Hill: Living the mission locally, nationally, and internationally. Kappa Omicron Nu Forum. Vol. 17(1): 53-68.

Vincenti, V. (2005) Family & Consumer Sciences University Faculty Perceptions of Interdisciplinary Work. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Vol. 34(1):1-24.

Vincenti, V. B. (2005). Home Economics: Creating a Viable Future. Journal of the Asian Regional Association for Home Economics. Vol. 12(1):1-8.

Harrigan, A. & Vincenti, B. (2004). Developing higher order thinking through an intercultural assignment: A scholarship of teaching inquiry project. College Teaching. Vol. 52(2):113-120.

Vincenti, V. B. (2004). Progress made on Goals. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, September 96 (3):3.

Vincenti, V. B. (2004). Uniting generations for lifelong well-being. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, March 96 (2):1.

Vincenti, V. B. (2004). Recent media attention provides golden opportunities. President's Point of View column. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences January 96 (1):1.

Vincenti, V. & Smith, F. (2004). Critical Science: What It Could Offer All Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Vol. 96(1) 63-70.

Vincenti, V. B. (2003). Reflecting on technology. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences November 95 (4):1.

Vincenti, V. B. (2003). Revitalizing a spirit of community in AAFCS. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, September 95 (3):1.

Vincenti, V. B. (2003). Home Economics. In International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relations. (Vol. 2, pp. 812-816). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). (2002). [Japanese translation of Rethinking home economics: Women and the history of a profession]. (A. Kuramoto, Trans.). Tokyo: Kindai Bungeisha. (Original work published 1997)Vincenti, V. B. & Stage, S. (2002). Preface.

In S. Stage & V. Vincenti (Eds.) [Japanese translation of Rethinking home economics: Women and the history of a profession]. (A. Kuramoto, Trans.). Tokyo: Kindai Bungeisha. (Original work published 1997)

Vincenti, V. B. Family and Consumer Sciences. (2002). In Ana M. Martinez Aleman and Kristen A. Renn  (Eds.) Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Vincenti, V. B. Home Economics. (2001). In George Kurian et al, eds. Encyclopedia of American Studies.  (Vol 2, pp. 313-315). Danbury, Ct.: Grolier Publishing Company.

Vincenti, V. B. (2001). Exploration of the Relationship Between International Experiences and the Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty. Journal of Studies in International Education. 5 (1): 42-63.

Vincenti, V. B. Home Economics. (2001). In World Book Encyclopedia. (Vol. 9H, pp. 300-301). Chicago: World Book Publishing.

Vincenti, V. B. Consequences of Action.  (1999). Invited chapter. In Johnson, Julie and Fedje, Cheryl, Eds. Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum: Towards a Critical Sciences Approach. 19th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Technology and Education Division Yearbook.  (pp. 284-296). Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe Division, Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishing Company.

Vincenti, V. (Winter 1998). Members Identify Priority Issues for Association. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.  90 (4): 26-29.

Awbrey, S., Scott, D., & Vincenti, V. (1997). Transformation of the University: Implications for Teaching.  In Ralston, P. & Vincenti, V., (Eds.), Teaching in Land-Grant and State Universities: New Perspectives in Human Science. (pp. 5-26). Washington, D.C.: Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. (Monograph)

Ralston, P. & Vincenti, V. (1997). Teaching in Land-Grant and State Universities: New Perspectives in Human Science.  Washington, D.C.: Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. (Monograph)

Vincenti, V. B. (1997). Chronology of events and movements which have defined and shaped home economics. In Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession (pp. 321-330). Ithaca, New York:  Cornell University Press.

Vincenti, V. B. (1997). Home Economics Moves into the Twenty-First Century.  Chapter. In Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.), Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession. (pp. 301-320). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. (Edited with Sarah Stage).

Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). (1997). Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession.  Ithaca, New York:  Cornell University Press.

Vincenti, V. B. (July 1997). A New Perspectives on College Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences. FCS News 2 (1): p. 7.

Vincenti, V. B. (1996). Fostering Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Abilities.  American Vocational Association, Family and Consumer Sciences Division: Annual Meeting Abstracts. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). A Model for Home Economics for the 21st Century. Invited Paper. Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). Home Economics in Higher Education:  Communities of Convenience or Purpose?  Home Economics Research Journal, 19(2): 184-193. Reprinted in Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, 1994.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). The Development of Home Economics: An Historical Overview.  Keynote Presentation.  Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, C12-24.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). Chronology of Events and Movements Which Have Defined and Shaped Home Economics. Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, C1-11

Vincenti, V. B. (December 1994). Home Economics Then and Now, Department Name Change Considered.  University of Wyoming Department of Home Economics Newsletter. 1, 3.

Vincenti, V. B. (1993). Professional Identity: Interferences Within.  Invited Chapter, 13th American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Marketing Home Economics: Issues and Practices.  Mission Hills, California: Glencoe Publishing Company, 41-62.

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1993). Empowerment:  Its History and Meaning. Home Economics Forum, (Invited lead article). 6 (2): 7-14.

Vincenti, V. B. (1992). What are the Qualities of Good Research?  Invited. Research Abstracts, Home Economics Education Division, American Vocational Association Annual Meeting.  St. Louis, Missouri.

Vincenti, V. B. (1991). Forward. In Felstehausen, Ginny and Schultz, Jerelyn B., eds. Work and Family: Educational Implications. Teacher Education Section, American Home Economics Association. Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., vii.

Vincenti, V. B. (1991). Learning to be Integrators:  Experiences that Count.  Refereed.  Research Abstracts, Home Economics Education Division, American Vocational Association Annual Meeting.  Los Angeles, California.

Vincenti, V. B. (Winter 1991). Research Section Presentations. Massachusetts Home Economics Association Newsletter, 4.

Vincenti, V. B. (Summer 1991). Home Economics and Women's History. Outlook: Newsletter of the Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Vincenti, V. B. (December 1990). Home Economics in Higher Education: Communities of Convenience or Purpose? Home Economics Research Journal, 19(2): 184-193.

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). To Integrate or Disintegrate?  That is the Question.  Invited Paper in Proceedings of the [1989] Strategic Planning Conference.  Dallas, Texas:  American Home Economics Association.

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1990). Integration Among Specialists. American Home Economics Association Agency Member Unit Newsletter.

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). Forward. In Williams, Sally K., West, Dorothy L., and Murray, Eloise C., eds. Looking Toward the 21st Century: Home Economics and the Global Community. Teacher Education Section, American Home Economics Association. Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., viii.

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). Personal Values and Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.   Refereed Abstract.  In Program for the 1990 Annual Conference of the Association of Integrative Studies.  Manchester, New Hampshire, (with Wolfson, K.).

Vincenti, V. B. (1989). History as an Interpretive Mode of Inquiry for Home Economics.  Invited Chapter, 9th American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Alternative Modes of Inquiry in Home Economics Research.  Peoria, Illinois:  Glencoe Publishing Company, 80-94

Vincenti, V. B. (1989). Ellen Richards:  Guiding Us Yet?  Refereed.  In Peck, Claudia J., ed. 1989 Abstracts of Research Presentations:  American Home Economics Association.  Bloomington, Illinois:  Meridian Education Corporation, 35.

Vincenti, V. B. (1988). Secondary Home Economics Curriculum: Past, Present, Prologue.  Invited article for Educational Perspectives, 25 (1 and 2): 42-49.

Vincenti, V. B. (1988). Integrative Functioning Among Home Economists.  Refereed. In Research Abstracts of the XVI World Congress of the International Federation of Home Economics.  Minneapolis, Minnesota, 26 (with Cunningham, J. L.; Baugher, S.; and Gusk, P.).

Vincenti, V. B. (Winter 1987). Science and Sexism: The Historical Influence on Home Economics Today.  Journal of Home Economics 79 (4): 45-49.

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1986). Exploring the Meaning of Integration.  The Distaff 52 (2): 3-5.  (Invited lead article, guest editor for entire issue.)

Vincenti, V. B. (Fall 1983). Antecedents of Reformism.  Journal of Home Economics 75 (3): 26-31.

Vincenti, V. B. (1983). Why Home Economics Developed as a Reformist Field.  Referred.  Abstract in Research Proceedings:  74th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Home Economics Association.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Vincenti, V. B. (Fall 1982). Toward a Clearer Professional Identity.  Journal of Home Economics 74 (3): 20-25.

Vincenti, V. B. (1982). Laura Drummond.  Invited Chapter, 2nd American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Seventy Significant Leaders in Home Economics Education. Bloomington, Illinois:  McKnight Publishing Company, pp. 128-134. 

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1980). Self-Examination of Secondary Home Economics:  A Historical Approach.  The Distaff 46 (2): 4-7


Editorial and Review Activities

Consultant.

Research on home economics education in higher and secondary schools in Japan. Principle Investigator is Dr. Keiko Masuda, Fuji Takoha University. Grant-funded project, 2007-2010

Selected, Editorial Board for a book, Dalla, R. L.,  DeFrain, J., Johnson, J., and Abbott, D. A., Eds.  Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families: Implications for Research, Policy, Education, and Service.

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.Executive Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2004- present.

Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004.

Reviewer. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (formerly Home Economics Research Journal), 1987 to present.

Reviewer, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, (formerly Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education), 1989-present.

Associate Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1996-1999.Elected, Editorial Committee, Kappa Omicron Nu Forum. 1996-1999.

Ad hoc reviewer, Kappa Omicron Nu Forum, 1977, 1996, 1998.Elected, Editorial Board, Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education. Journal of  the National Association of Teacher Educators of Vocational Home Economics, an affiliate of the American Vocational Association, 1995-1997.

Ad hoc reviewer, Family Science Review, 1995.Editor, Food Systems for Consumer Health: Workshop Report. (1995).

Workshop hosted by the Board on Home Economics with the Board on Agriculture and the Board on Veterinary Medicine of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Reviewer, Lives and Plans: Signs for Transforming Practice. Yearbook 12, Teacher Education Section, American Home Economics Association. eds. Linda Peterat and Eleanore Vaines. Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe Division, Macmillan/McGraw Hill, 1992.

Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education. 11 (2): 63-66.Reviewer, Allyn and Bacon, Inc.; John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Publishers; University of Tennessee Press, 1980-1991.

Chair, Kappa Omicron Nu Forum Editorial Policy Board, 1988-1991.

Refereed journal of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu Honor Societies.  Elected to the Editorial Board, 1987.

Reviewer, proposed session papers for 1989 AERA Convention,  Home Economics Research Special Interest Group., 1988

Reviewer, Program Committee, National Association of Teacher Educators of Home Economics.  Affiliate of the American Vocational Association, 1987.

Consultant and reviewer, Heritage of Home Economics II: 1920 to the Present. (1987).

Project Director, Yvonne Gentzler, The > Pennsylvania State University. Produced by Kappa Omicron Phi. (a multi-media presentation)

Guest Editor, Integration In the Professional Preparation of Home Economists, Issue Theme.  The Distaff 52 (2) Spring 1986.

Reviewer, The Heritage of Home Economics: 1840-1920.  (1984).

Co-Project Directors, Bonnie Braun and Peggy Meszaros. Stillwater: > Oklahoma State University, (a slide presentation). Produced by the American Home Economics Association, Kappa Omicron Phi, and Oklahoma Home Economics Association. (a multi-media presentation)


Presenatations

Over ninety professional presentations, 1978-present including:

Vincenti, V. B. Heritage of the Profession. Keynote Address. Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Thanksgiving Point, Utah, November 7, 2008.

Turkki, K. and Vincenti, V. B.  Celebrating the past: A critical reflection on the history of the home economics profession.  Invited keynote presentation, The XXI IFHE World Congress, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 28, 2008.

Vincenti, V. B. Critical science enhances New Zealand home economics curriculum. Christchurch, NZ.  Keynote presentation at the Home Economics and Technology Teachers’ Association of NZ, Inc. annual conference. July 7, 2008.

Vincenti, V. B. Theory into practice: Teaching home economics for today’s world.  Christchurch, NZ.  Workshop presented twice at the Home Economics and Technology Teachers’ Association of NZ, Inc. annual conference. July 7, 2008.

Vincenti, V. B., McFadden, J. R., Jolly, L. and Jay, N. The inside story for authors and prospective reviewers of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI, June 21, 2008.

Vincenti, V. B. Revising a Web-Based Family Resource Management Course for the Classroom and Online. National Council on Family Relations. Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9, 2007.

With Kaija Turkki, and Ayako Kuramoto.  International Comparisons of the Profession in Finland, Japan, and the United States: Implications for the Future of FCS. Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV. June 23, 2007.

With Laura Jolly, Virginia Vincenti, John Paul Guttierez, and Joan R. McFadden. 2007.

How to Publish in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV.  June 23, 2007.

Historical Research in Family & Consumer Sciences, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences Graduate Seminar. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. February 2, 2007.

What Do Central Administrators Think about FCS? Organizer and moderator of Panel: Nancy Belk, Chancellor, University of Nebraska – Omaha; James Netherton, President Carson-Newman College; Virginia Caples, Former Provost and Former Interim President, current Director of Cooperative Extension, Alabama A & M University.  AAFCS National Conference, Charlotte, NC  June 24, 2006.

Cross-organizational Taskforce for Human Ecology Higher Education Program Advancement.  Session Title: Research and Observations Concerning Organizational and Structural Change in FCS Programs in Higher Education. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC. June 24, 2006.

What Can the Past Reveal About the Future of Home Economics?. Human Perspectives on Sustainable Future. The 5th International Household & Family Research Conference. University of Joensuu, Savonlinna, Finland. June 6-9, 2006.

Cross-organizational Taskforce for Human Ecology Higher Education Program Advancement. Paper presented at The Society for Human Ecology. Salt Lake City, UT. October 15, 2005.

Legacies of the Past Influence the Future. Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker. School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, September 16, 2005.

What Should We Do to Strengthen Home Economics’ Future Contributions to Society? Japan Society of Home Economics.  Japan Women’s University, > Tokyo, Japan. August 25, 2005.

What Should We Do to Create a Viable Future in Michigan?  Tri-FCS Conference.  MacMullen Conference Center, North Higgins Lake State Park, MI. July 29, 2005.

Creating a Viable Future: Who’s In Control?  Tri-FCS Conference.  Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center, North Higgins Lake State Park, MI. July 28, 2005.

Organizational Structures for Family and Consumer Sciences Higher Education Programs.   Presentation at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. June 23, 2005.

A Year of Challenge and Opportunity. President’s Address. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. June 26, 2004.

Family and Consumer Sciences: Creating a Viable Future. Department of Human Development and Family Studies Seminar Series. College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. May 5, 2004.

Home Economics: Creating a Viable Future. Keynote Address. Korean Home Economics Association. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. April 24, 2004

Open the Door to AAFCS.  Colorado Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Golden, CO. March 6, 2004.

Strengthening Collaboration in a Culture of Competition. Breakout Session Presentation. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC. February 26, 2004.

Authentic Learning and Assessment. Breakout Session Presentation. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC. February 26, 2004.

AAFCS Helping FCS Optimize the Quality of Life!  Keynote Address. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC. February 26, 2004.

Leading by Listening. Pre-conference Workshop. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC February 25, 2004.

Direction for the Association. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership Conference, Alexandria, VA. October 3, 2003.

Revitalizing a Spirit of Community. President’s Acceptance Speech. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Washington, DC. June 30, 2003.

Factors That Facilitate and Inhibit Interdisciplinary Teams. Session entitled “Connecting with Research Partners.” American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Washington, DC. June 29, 2003.

Developing Critical Thinking: A Scholarship of Teaching Project Continued. InVISIBLE college Symposium, University of Wyoming, Laramie. May 23, 2003.

Building Communities Using Family and Consumer Sciences. South Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Deadwood, SD.  April 11, 2003.

What is Critical Science and Why Should We Care?. Montana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Missoula, MT, April 4, 2003.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: A New Light for the 21st Century. Montana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Missoula, MT. April 3, 2003.

Exploring Our Past: Historical and Archival Research for the Centennial Celebration. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, > Dallas, TX. June 24, 2002.

Credit Cards and Overbuying: The Problem of Affluenza. 3rd Wyoming Consumer Issues Conference. Laramie, WY. March 15, 2002.

(With Virginia Richards)Developing Higher Order Thinking: Intercultural Understanding in the College Classroom. Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA). Jackson, WY. October 12, 2001

Assessment of Learning: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Understanding. Presentation.  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. July 2, 2001.

Assessment of Learning: Higher Order Thinking and Intercultural Understanding.  University of Wyoming Center for Teaching Excellence InVISIBLE College Scholarship of Teaching Inquiry Project, Laramie, April, 17, 2001.

(With Anne Harrigan.)Looking Back Into the Future.  Keynote Presentation. Colorado Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Arvada, March 23, 2001.

Rethinking Our Profession: Insights from the Past. Presentation. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, June 29, 1999.

Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum: Toward a Critical Science Approach. Panel Presentation. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, June 27, 1999.

Collaborating Across Disciplines: Perspectives, Problems, and Possibilities. Paper. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, June 27, 1999.

Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession. Roundtable at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Atlanta, June 29, 1998.

The Politics of Research. Invited Presentation.  Conference. The Politics of Knowledge,@ National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics, > Atlanta, June 26, 1998

Teaching on the Wild Wooly Web. Invited Presentation. Wyoming Extension Showcase on Technology, Casper, February 20-21, 1998

Using Outcomes Measures for Change. Faculty Development Workshop. Casper College, Casper, Wyoming, January 7, 1998. (With Rollin H. Abernathy).

Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession. Roundtable at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, April 16, 1998.

Helping Faculty Articulate the Impact of Their Work. Paper. Session title: The Need to Become More Articulate About Our Work. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, > Nashville, Tennessee, 1996.

Priority Research Issues and Recommendations for Thinking/Reasoning Research. Presentation. Family and Consumer Sciences Education Research Committee session on research in the field, 1985-1995.

American Vocational Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996. (With Janet F. Laster).

Exploration of the Relationship Between International Experiences and the Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.  International Federation of Home Economics. Bangkok, Thailand, 1996.

Helping Faculty Articulate the Impact of Their Work. Paper. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Nashville, 1996.

Faculty Articulating the Impact of Their Work. American Association for Higher Education Forum  on Faculty Roles and Rewards. Atlanta, 1996.

Food Systems Workshop: A New Strategy for Funding in Higher Education. Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting. Nashville, 1995.

Home Economics Moves into the 21st Century. Keynote Presentation at the Home Economics Research Special Interest Group Business Meeting. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. > New Orleans, 1994.

Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the 20th Century. Presentation. Sponsored by the Teacher Education Section. American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, 1993.

Home Economics:  A Bridge Between Science and Society.  Discussant. Berkshire Conference on Women's History (National Meeting).  Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1993.

Home Economics, An Historical Perspective. Keynote Speaker. Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century Conference. Sponsored by five home economics professional associations. Scottsdale, 1993.

Different Philosophies of Home Economics Education. Selected from abstract by Hungarians for presentation at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, 1992.

What are the Qualities of Good Research? Keynote presentation at the Research Symposium sponsored by the National Association of Teacher Educators of Vocational Home Economics Annual Meeting in conjunction with the American Vocational Association Annual Convention.  St. Louis, 1992.

Personal Values and Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.  Paper with K. Wolfson. Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies. > Manchester, NH, 1990.

Transforming Practice in Home Economics Teacher Education.  Symposium.  American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, 1990.

Ellen Richards, Guiding Us Yet?  Paper.  American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, 1989.

Home Economics Curriculum: Priorities and Future Directions.  Paper.  Presented to the National Higher  Education Committee created by the Joint Council on  Food and Agricultural Sciences, which in turn reports  to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Congress, and  other national audiences. Washington, D.C., 1988

Teaching for Intellectual, Emotional, Moral Maturity: Taking a Risk. Concurrent Session. Teacher Education In-Service Conference "Strategies for Excellence in Home Economics Education." Sponsored by the Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education (ESAE) Section, of the Massachusetts Home Economics Education Association, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. > Ashland, 1988.

Developing Curriculum with a Problem Orientation. Workshop.  Teacher Education In-Service Conference, "Shaping Curriculum in Home Economics."  Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Lowell, 1988.

Connecting Past, Present and Future:  The Development of Professional Identity. Session for American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia, 1985.

Home Economics: Planning For the Future.  Massachusetts Extension Home Economics Program Planning Meeting.  > Ashland, 1982.


Funded Research

International Reframing of Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences. Research with Kaija Turkki, and Ayako Kuramoto. Global Perspectives Grant Program, College of Agriculture. $2,000, April 2006-March 2007.

Development and Maintenance of the > U.S. Higher Education Family and Consumer Sciences Programs and Specializations Database.  Board on Home Economics of (NASULGC), Council of Administrators of Family & Consumer Sciences, Higher Ed. Unit of Am. Assoc. of FCS.  $1650, August-December 2005; $1500, January-July 2006; $3,600, August-December 2006; $6,733 January-December 2007.

Verna J. Hitchcock: A Rocky Mountain Pioneer in Home Economics. Paul Stock Foundation Work Study Project. University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture. $600. 2002-2003.

With Katie M. Jones.Assessment of Learning: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Understanding. Center for Teaching Excellence. > University of Wyoming. $1800. 2000-2001.

With Anne Harrigan.Experiences and Attitudes that Facilitate Interdisciplinary Competence and Motivation in FCS Higher Education Faculty.  Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture Office of Academic Affairs and Dean’s Office, Office of Research.  University of Wyoming. $8834.  2000-2001.

Experiences and Attitudes that Facilitate Interdisciplinary Competence and Motivation in FCS Higher Education Faculty. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 1999

Massachusetts Avenue Building Assets Fund Grant, $7,500, 1999-2000.

Why Some Higher Education Faculty Do Interdisciplinary Work. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 1999 Ruth O’Brien Project Grant, $5,000, 1999-2000.

Outcomes Assessment of College of Agriculture Alums and Employers. Office of Academic Affairs. > University of Wyoming. $4700, 1998-99.

Critical Issues Identification Survey. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Critical Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee. $4600, 1997-98.With Monica Beglau, and Richard Flor.

Critical Conversations: An Exploration of Reflective Dialogues in Education. The Eisenhower Higher Education Project. College of Education, University of Wyoming. $10,500, 1995-96.  (Stephen D. Brookfield consultant)

Experience of University Faculty Doing Interdisciplinary Work: Beyond Fragmentation of Knowledge. Wyoming Agriculture Experiment Station, University of Wyoming, Laramie. $10,000, 1995.With Sarah Stage.

Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the 20th Century. College of Human Ecology, Cornell University.  $2,500, $700, 1993, 1994

Omicron Nu Post-Doctoral Fellowship.  To support research on the experience of higher education faculty doing interdisciplinary work.  $2000, 1990, 1991.

The Experiences of Higher Education Faculty Doing Interdisciplinary Work: Implications for Overcoming Fragmentation and Isolation of Specialized Knowledge.  Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. $8,610 for the first year, $12,000 for the second year, $10,000 for the third year, 1989-92

The Meaning of Integration for > Home Economics University Faculty.  American Home Economics Association Foundation, Washington, D.C.  $1,000, 1989.

With Joan Broadcorens. Secondary School Superintendents' Predictions About Home Economics Programs and Teaching Positions, 1990-91.

Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  $250, 1988.

Archival Consultancy for American Home Economics Association,  History and Archives Committee.  National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives.  $2,672, 1987-1988.

Establishment of Functioning Archives for the American Home Economics Association.  Conservation and Resources; Highsmith Company, Inc.; J.C. Penney; and Nasco.  $l,350, 1987.

Influences on Ellen H. Richards' Philosophy of Home Economics.  University Research Council and Dean, > College of Food and Natural Resources.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.  $l,000, 1984.

Needs Assessment of Home Economics Teachers, Extension Home Economists, and EFNEP Supervisors.  Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  $l,500, 1984


Professional Service

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences: Graduate Program Committee [2005-present]; Organized recruiting event with UW Admissions Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming Junior High campus visit to the FCS Department [2007]. 

Faculty Senate, Department Representative [2004-2007]; Oral Communications Competency Committee, convener [2003-present]; Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences Education option [1997-2003], Education Committee [1996-1998]; Curriculum Committee [1997-present, chair 2000-2003]; Budget Committee [2000-2001]; Teaching Peer Evaluation Committee [1996-2001]; Department Self-Study Committee [1998-99].

Advisor, UW American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Registered Student Organization, 2007-present, co-advisor [1995 to 2007].

College of Agriculture Dean: Western Region Teaching Symposium Planning Committee [1999]; College Review Committee for University Institutional Review of the College of Agriculture[1998]; College Technology Committee [1996-1997].

Search Committee for Dean [1993].

University of Wyoming: Co-chair, Consumer Issues Conference Planning Committee [2003-2008], Chair, Consumer Issues Conference Planning Committee [1999-2003], Member [2005-2006];

University Graduate Council, University Graduate Admissions Committee [1998]; University Outcomes Assessment Committee [1997-present];

Faculty Senate Budget Committee [1998-2002, chair 2000-2001];

Faculty Senate Nominating Committee [2001].

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Executive Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, [2004-present].

Member, AAFCS Redesign Project Task Force working on assessment and redesign of awards, grants, fellowships, and scholarships programs, [2007].

Chair, Taskforce for Program Advancement (formerly Program Viability Taskforce, [2003-2007]; Chair, Archives Fund Development Campaign Committee; [2004-2006]; Consultant, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal [2004-2005], Executive Editor [2006-present]; Chair of Past Presidents’ Unit [2006]; President [2003-2004], President-Elect [2002-2003]; Vice-President for Programs (Board of Directors) [1999-2001]; [1999-Chair [1997-1998], Chair-Elect [1996-1997]

Critical Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee; Chair [1997-1998] Awards Committee of the Technology and Education Section; Chair [1989-1991], Chair-Elect [1988-1989] Teacher Education Section; Past Chair [1991-1992], Chair [1989-1991], Chair Elect [1988-1989], Teacher Education Section Yearbook Planning Committee; Juror, New Achievers Award [1989]; [1986-1988] Chair, History and Archives Committee, Member [1985-1988]; Member, Future Development Committee [1983-1985]. Wyoming Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Chair, Nominating Committee [2002, 2005]; Parliamentarian [1997-2003].Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Science: Organizer and implementer, Mentoring Program [1994-1995]; Annual meeting planning Committee [1993-1994]. People to People: Delegate, Home Economics Education trip to Russia and Hungary [1992].

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges: Member, Strategic Planning Committee [1992-1995]; Member, Food Systems Workshop Planning Committee [1994]; Alternate, Research Committee [1993-94]. Board on Home Economics, Association of Career and Technical Education (formerly American Vocational Association): Member,[1991-present]; Member, Teacher Education Subcommittee [1989-1993]; Member, Thinking and Problem-solving Subcommittee [ 1986-1993]. Home Economics Division Research Committee.National Testing Service: Writer, Test questions on Home Economics for the National Teachers Exam.  Princeton, NJ [1991].American Educational Research Association: Planning Consultant, Conference on "Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the 20th Century."  Ithaca:  College of Human Ecology, Cornell University [1991].Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair [1990-91]. Home Economics Research Special Interest Group.

International Interest Group on Integration in Home Economics: Chair, Integration in Home Economics Conference prior to the American Home economics Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore [1988]; Chair, Integration in Home Economics Conference, Chicago [1988].Omicron Nu: Consultant, Teaching of Writing project [1987], Alpha Pi chapter Advisor, 1980s.Massachusetts Home Economics Association: Chair [1987-91], Co-chair [1987-1988], Research Section; Chair [1986-1987], College and University Section; Chair [1985-1987], Teacher Education Section; Panelist, "Issues in Higher Education," Teacher Education In-Service.  Sponsored by Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education Section, Ashland [1986]; Alternate for American Home Economics Association National Convention [1984]; Co-chair, Membership Committee [ 1983-1984].New England Home Economics Teacher Educators and State Supervisors Task Force.  Member, established at request of New England deans of agriculture at Land Grant Universities to recommend organization and delivery of Home Economics Education Programs in the region [1987-1988].

Beverly High School: Ad hoc Curriculum Consultant, Home Economics Department, Beverly, Massachusetts [1987].Home Economics Education Advisory Committee/Coalition Initiator, organizer and co-leader; a statewide [1985-1989].>Massachusetts State Board of Education: Testifier,  about use of federal funds for Consumer and Homemaking Education and the current "State Plan for Vocational Education," [1985].Western Massachusetts Home Economics Association: Member, Program Planning Committee [1983-1984].


Honors and Awards

Nominated & Selected, Groves Conference on Marriage and Families, 2008.

Selected, Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker. School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho, 2005.

Selected, Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education (WWSSHE), 2004.

Awarded, Distinguished Research Award, Education and Technology Division, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1999.

Awarded Omicron Nu Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990-1991; 1991-1992.

Selected, Who's Who in American Education, 1989-90.

Nominated, Lilly Endowment Faculty Fellowship.  Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1987.

Nominated, Non-Tenured Women Faculty Fellowship Program, The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, 1984.

Awarded Omicron Nu Chapter Advisors' Who's Who Award of Excellence, 1983.

Named General Foods Fund Fellow, 1979-1980.

Invited, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1979.

Selected, Outstanding Young Women of > America, 1978.

Invited, Pi Lamda Theta Honor Society, 1975.

Invited, Omicron Nu Honor Society, 1974.

Selected, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1968.

Invited, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, 1967.

Invited, Kappa Omicron Phi Honor Society, 1966.


Professional Affiliations

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

American Council on Consumer Interests

American Education Research Association

Association for Integrative Studies

Association for Career and Technical Education

International Federation of Home Economics

Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

National Council for Family Relations

Phi Delta Kappa (Inactive)

Phi Kappa Phi (Inactive)

Phi Upsilon Omicron

Wyoming Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education

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