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Education

ABD: Family & Consumer Sciences Education - Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Certificate: Family Financial Planning - Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Master of Science: Textiles and Clothing - Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Bachelor of Science: Vocational Home Economics Education - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Professional Experience

Interim Program Leader for FCS Cooperative Extension Program - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education Program - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist/Textiles and Clothing - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Textiles and Clothing Extension Specialist/Adjunct Assistant Professor Cooperative Extension - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Textile Designer - J. P. Stevens & Company, Dublin, GA

Visiting Instructor - University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Honors & Awards

  • Recognition of Accomplishments in Grantsmanship, Office of Sponsored Programs, 2010-2012
  • Award, Outstanding Contributions, FVSU, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2010
  • Outstanding Service Award, Pioneering Efforts toward Faculty Development for 1890 FCS-DIA, Council of 1890 Administrators in FCS, AEA/ARD Land Grant Conference, June 2008
  • Award, 1890 Council of Administrators in Family & Consumer Sciences, 2007, AAFCS Conference

Research Interests

Program Development in Family Financial Planning and Apparel and Textiles

Publications

  1. Davis, K., Johnson, L., Ralston, P., Fields, M.E., Young-Clark, I., Colyard, V., Fluellen, V. & Rasco, M. 2010. Perceptions, experiences, and use of Resources as selected HBCU students transition to graduate school and professional roles in family and consumer sciences. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39 (1).
  2. Chapter in Book: Fluellen, V. "Penny Ralston." In J. Miller, D. Mitstifer and G. Vaughn (Eds.), African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. Kappa Omicron Nu & Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009.
  3. Ralston, P., Colyard, V., Fluellen, V.M., Rasco, M., Fields, E., Floyd, K. 2004. The SciencPrep Project: A cooperative effort to strengthen scientific preparation of diverse undergraduate students, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. 96(3), 16-23.