Dr. Holland, an assistant professor in Morgan State University’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the School of Education and Urban Studies, was installed into office at the recent national conference in Jacksonville, Florida. As a board member of AAFCS, Dr. Holland will collaborate with other board members to provide leadership in working to advance the goals of the association, which include advocacy and collaboration to enhance the visibility and impact of family and consumer sciences; education and recognition to promote excellence in individuals, programs and institutions; and research and innovation to validate, guide and advance the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge.
Dr. Holland, who has been at Morgan since 2013, is currently president-elect for the National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences and co-president of the Maryland Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. On the AAFCS board, she will serve a three-year term.
Family and Consumer Sciences is a profession and a discipline emphasizing an integrative approach to the shared relationships among individuals, families, and communities as well as the environments in which they function. The areas of specialization for the profession include food and nutrition, hospitality, textiles and apparel, interior design and housing, family and consumer sciences education, family and community services, and consumer resource management. The department was established at Morgan in 1933.