Powering the Profession Series

NEW WEBINAR SERIES! Powering the Profession:  Emerging Trends and Topics

Our Powering the Profession:  Emerging Trends and Topics webinar series will explore emerging trends and topics of interest to Family and Consumer Sciences students and professionals across multiple content areas. The virtual sessions are led by a panel of industry experts and are designed to provide you with valuable, compelling information to become a more informed consumer and professional.  Sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. PDUs will be available. 

Consumer Participation on Standards Committees

Our session focuses on emerging trends impacting consumer product safety and the importance of consumer participation on standards committees.  In this session, the panelists will provide an overview and discuss the issues and challenges associated with consumer product safety.  
  • Tuesday, May 21
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Cleo Manuel Stamatos

Cleo Manuel Stamatos

Consumer & Legislative Outreach Manager, American National Standards Institute

Jonathan Midgett - 2019 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium

Jonathan Midgett, PhD

Consumer Ombudsman, Consumer Product Safety Commission


Jonathan Midgett, Ph.D. is the Consumer Ombudsman at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in Bethesda, Maryland [https://www.cpsc.gov/About-CPSC/Consumer-Ombudsman].  Since joining CPSC in 2001, Dr. Midgett has been evaluating emerging hazards, describing consumer behaviors, and contributing to the creation of voluntary and mandatory standards for consumer products. As an engineering psychologist in the Division of Human Factors and as the former leader of the Children’s Hazards Team in the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, he regularly contributed analyses of child cognitive, physical, and social development, anthropometry, and parent-child interactions for federal investigations and rulemaking activities associated with the prevention of childhood injuries including suffocation, strangulation, drowning, head injuries, choking, and toxic exposures. A graduate of the Family Relations and Human Development program at the University of Guelph, his research has appeared in the Psychonomic Bulletin and ReviewContemporary Educational PsychologyThe Encyclopedia of Marriage and the FamilyInjury Prevention, and the Journal of Children’s Health