American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


Jacqueline M. Holland, CFCS-HDFS, AAFCS president, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jacqueline began her teaching career in Prince Georges County Public Schools, Maryland as a family and consumer sciences teacher. Throughout her tenure there she served in many capacities. After 22 years in the classroom, she became a mentor teacher, providing coaching and support for first-year teachers in the areas of long-range planning, instructional best practices, professional development, data collection, and assessment. From this position, she transitioned to administration, where she served as an assistant principal on the middle and high school level. Following this Jacqueline became the supervisor for family and consumer sciences in the district. In this position she provided leadership, vision, and direction for over 100 teachers and 11,000 students. In this capacity she identified program priorities, facilitated professional teacher development, curriculum development, and program development. In addition, the administration and monitoring of grants, implementation of the FCS programs of study, establishment of advisory boards, and collaboration with industry partners were also under her purview.

Jacqueline is co-president of the Maryland Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (MFACS) and president-elect for the National Coalition for Black Development in Family & Consumer Sciences (NCBDFCS). She is also an advisory board member of the University of Maryland Extension for Baltimore City; Jacqueline is a member of the International Federation for Home Economics as well as the Caribbean Home Economics Association. In addition, she has actively served on several committees in a leadership capacity for AAFCS and the profession including Nominating Committee chair, annual conference planning committee member, membership committee member, vice president for NCBDFCS, and an executive intern to Carolyn Jackson, executive director of AAFCS.

Throughout her professional career Jacqueline has traveled to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. These travels afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with international colleagues in the profession through conferences and other educational experiences. She holds a BS and MEd from the University of Maryland, College Park in human ecology and a doctorate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in educational leadership; Jacqueline is also certified in Facilitative Leadership and Career Development. Her research interests are in the area of family, FCS education, and career development. Jacqueline has received several awards, including the Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Service Award, Outstanding Visionary Leader, the Ellen S. Richards Fellowship, and the Cutler-DeKnight National Fellowship. She has authored several publications in the areas of career development and family and consumer sciences.

Jacqueline enjoys spending time with family and friends, mentoring others in their spiritual development, gardening, and traveling.