American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


Sue L. T. McGregor Named
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences Interim Editor

Alexandria, Va. – July 21, 2014 – Sue L. T. McGregor, Ph.D., professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada, has been named interim editor of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) flagship journal, the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

"It is a privilege to step into this interim role and to contribute to shaping to AAFCS' body of knowledge. I look forward to connecting with like-minded scholars and practitioners,” said McGregor.

AAFCS Executive Director Carolyn W. Jackson, CFCS, said, “We have greatly appreciated Sue’s outstanding work as associate editor for the Journal over the past eight years, and we are delighted to have such an esteemed and valued family and consumer sciences professional as Sue step into the interim editor position.”

Published quarterly, the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences is the official publication of AAFCS.  Each issue of the Journal contains scholarly peer-reviewed articles, practical information geared toward family and consumer sciences professionals, and news and information about AAFCS.

Currently affiliated with 20 professional journals, McGregor is an editorial board member of six journals, including the International Journal of Consumer Studies and Journal of Consumer Affairs.  She has delivered 35 keynotes and invited talks in 15 countries and published over 150 peer-reviewed publications, 21 book chapters, and 9 monographs. McGregor’s intellectual work pushes the boundaries of consumer studies and family and consumer sciences philosophy and leadership towards integral, transdisciplinary, complexity, and moral imperatives.

About the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AAFCS is the only association for family and consumer sciences students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. For more than 100 years, AAFCS has focused its mission on providing leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making more informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. AAFCS members provide research-based knowledge about the topics of everyday life to help create healthy and sustainable families. These topics include human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues. AAFCS members are located nationwide, and include educators, administrators and managers, human service and business professionals, researchers, community volunteers, and consultants who develop research-based information and deliver programs on essential skills to help individuals and families be better prepared to live, work, and succeed in today’s complex and diverse world.

Field of Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) draws from broad and diverse disciplines to develop and provide content and programs that help individuals become more effective critical thinkers and problem solvers.  Through discovery and delivery of research-based knowledge, FCS professionals help individuals and families develop essential skills to successfully live and work in a complex world. Professionals in the field are uniquely qualified to speak on many critical issues affecting individuals and families, such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, wisely managing personal and family finances, and creating supportive relationships with family members, friends, and co-workers.  They are located nationwide in a variety of practice settings, including secondary schools, universities, government agencies, and businesses.

For more information, please contact:
Gwynn Mason
Director of Communications, AAFCS

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