Department of Human Ecology

The department of Human Ecology hosts the Empey Lecture yearly. The lecture focuses on research topics in aging, gerontology, family ecology, textiles, family relationships and human ecology.

Empey Lecture

Annual Empey Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Sherry Ann Chapman, PhD, PHEc

Topic: Stories of Enhancing Everyday Life: 100 years of Home Economics and Human Ecology at the U of A

A scholar and Professional Human Ecologist (PHEc), Sherry Ann is committed to lifelong learning and community-based research and evaluation. As a Human Ecology PhD alumna and adjunct professor in the department, she will use home economics history as a reference point to explore how the discipline of human ecology is evolving to support quality of life in our communities.


View photos from the event and reception here!