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Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program Webinar

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The Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) provides funding for colleges and universities to support students from diverse backgrounds through scholarships, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities. In this webinar, panelists will share an overview of their MSP project and impacts.


Julie Chang
Hyo Jung (Julie) Chang, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Retail Management at Texas Tech. Her lab studies the psychology of clothing and fashion consumer behavior. The main goal of Dr. Chang's research is to explore the therapeutic effects of clothing as well as fashion consumer behavior related to self-concept and well-being. Technology and sustainability in fashion are also the important research topics of Dr. Chang under the big umbrella of her expertise.

Robert Cobb, Jr.
Dr. Robert Cobb, Jr. is an associate professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the Applied Engineering Technology Department. Some of his research interests include collaborative instructional design for STEM disciplines and integration of synchronous learning management systems to facilitate STEM teaching and learning environments. He is interested in establishing partnerships with educators, consultants, and practitioners in STEM disciplines to support STEM (and other unique) opportunities for his students.

Shannon Coleman
Dr. Shannon Coleman is an Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at Iowa State University. Her Extension and Outreach work includes developing and disseminating food safety curricula and resources for Iowa's emerging, very small, and small food manufacturers. Her research uses various evaluation theories to evaluate food manufacturers' attitudes, intentions, and behaviors toward following food safety practices. In addition, Dr. Coleman has expanded her outreach and research to fill gaps in improving food safety and the local food system from farm to table, including developing curriculum and resources for youth, adults, and gardeners. Outside of her Extension role, Dr. Coleman served as the Cyclone Scholars Multicultural Program advisor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. 

Srinivasa Konduru
Dr. Srini Konduru is the chair of the Department of Agricultural Business in the Jordan College of Agricultural Science and Technology at California State University, Fresno. His areas of interest include agribusiness management, policy analysis and regulation.

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