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CoHS Dean’s Office
Stephan M. Wilson, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and Dean, College of Human Sciences
Interim Dean, College of Education, Health and Aviation
106 Human Sciences
Regents Professor Stephan M. Wilson assumed the role of interim dean in January 2019. He also serves as the dean of the College of Human Sciences.
Wilson is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations and was honored for lifetime contributions to cross-cultural and cross-national family studies by the organization with the presentation of the prestigious Jan Trost Award in 2007. He was named a Legend by the Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and inducted as a national Legend by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
In 2016, Wilson was elected as a member-at-large for the National Council on Family Relations Board of Directors. He has also served a two terms as chair of the Board on Human Sciences of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
Before coming to OSU, Wilson was senior associate dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He also served as chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, as the interim director of the Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy, and as Co-Director of the SAGE Consortium (Scholars for Aging and Ethics) while at UNR.
At the University of Kentucky, Wilson held positions as acting chair and later as director of graduate studies in the Department of Family Studies; he was also director of the Research Center for Families and Children. Wilson has held faculty positions at Virginia Tech, Illinois State University and Montana State University, where he was director of Human Development and Counseling in the Department of Health and Human Development.
Wilson received a Ph.D. in human ecology and a Master of Science degree in child and family studies from the University of Tennessee. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and philosophy from Wabash College.
Wilson has served on the editorial board and as a guest editor for Marriage and Family Review and the editorial board for Family Relations and has reviewed for many other scholarly journals. His research has resulted in more than 50 grants and over 100 publications, as well as over 100 published abstracts to national and international professional bodies. He has given several dozen invited international, national, regional, state and community meeting presentations.
Jennifer Sanders, Ph.D.
School Head, Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences
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