Department: SFA Grant Committee
Position: SFA Grant Committee
Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences, Stephen F. Austin State University, received her doctoral degree from Texas Tech University in 2013 in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Her research interests include appropriate teaching strategies incorporating experiential learning, innovative curriculum delivery, teaching from a critical science perspective, global curriculum design and educational leadership, which resulted in the creation of teaching resources delivered in a traveling trunk through her company, Global Fusion Educational Resources ™. She teaches foundation courses in FCS, adult development and consumer sciences.
Before moving to Texas, Nancy taught at several institutions in the Northwest and worked in business and industry. She serves as the Director for the Economic Education Center located at SFA to provide K-12 teachers with quality professional development and curriculum materials for the purpose of promoting the seamless integration of economic education for K-12 students.
As an active leader in professional organizations, she currently serves as President-Elect for the Texas Affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and serves as the counselor on the national membership committee.