Research news


Telin Chung receives award for digital presence research
Telin Chung, along with AESHM research team Linda Niehm, Jessica Hurst, Ann Marie Fiore, and Rebecca Liang, received $3,696 from the Direct Selling Education Foundation to study how a direct selling company's digital presence influences the sale performances of its representatives in digital and non-digital channels. This proposed study will help DS companies make informed decisions when prioritizing their digital strategies based on their goals, company size, and characteristics of salesforce, and pair the right media with specific audiences and provide targeted supporting functions. Indirectly, this study may help increase the opportunity for underserved entrepreneurs (e.g., women) to gain business knowledge and skills by engaging in direct selling businesses.

Consider applying for Helen LeBaron Hilton funds of up to $2500 per special project
The Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund supports a wide variety of projects that promote leadership, philosophy, and service. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach program specialists are encouraged to apply by October 15, as are students, faculty, and staff in food science and human nutrition; human development and family studies; or apparel, events, and hospitality management.

New tenured/tenure-track faculty announcedAs the new academic year begins, the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences announces four tenure-track faculty members who have joined the faculty in 2018. 

All aiming to expand human potential and improve people's lives, their expertise ranges from educational technology to safe food packaging to sustainable functional apparel to how genes are expressed and effect disease.