Endowed positions
Sunil Khanna Ph.D. | Robert and Sara Rothschild Endowed Chair in Global Health
Sunil Khanna

Robert and Sara Rothschild Endowed Chair

Sunil has served more than 20 years at Oregon State, including associate provost for international programs. His research interests include understanding the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health in South Asia and the United States. He currently serves as Head of the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences. Sunil is active in the college’s Center for Global Health and has developed the Bangalore and London summer abroad programs. He is currently developing an innovative education abroad program in Botswana.

Richarch Settersten | Endowed Director of Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
Rick Settersten

Hallie Ford Director for the Center for Healthy Children and Families
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Rick is world-renowned for his life course approach to health and well-being. His popular books, including "Not Quite Adults," and "On the Frontier of Adulthood," demonstrate his expertise and impact in the field. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and has been featured in national and international media, including the BBC,  New Yorker, NPR and Wall Street Journal.

Emily Ho | Endowed Director of Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health
Emily Ho

Moore Family Center Endowed Director
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Emily is internationally known for her research on cancer-fighting foods, particularly broccoli. She also studies antioxidants and gene expression and dietary chemoprevention strategies and is interested in understanding the role of antioxidant nutrients such as zinc in maintaining DNA integrity and cancer development -- as well as zinc's effects on our immune system, especially as we age.

Megan McClelland | Katherine E. Smith Endowed Professor in Child Development
Megan McClelland

Katherine E. Smith Healthy Children and Families Professor
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Megan is well known for her research on optimizing children's development, especially as it relates to early social and cognitive development and success in school. Her research on self-regulation and kindergarten readiness has been widely cited in media in Oregon and across the nation and applied by state policy makers. In fact, 2013 marks the first year every Oregon kindergartner will be assessed by their teacher on skills related to self-control.

J.K. Yun | IMPACT Endowed Scholar
J.K. Yun

IMPACT for Life Faculty Scholar
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J.K.'s research focuses on improving the quality of lives for individuals with disabilities and maximizing their health through physical activity. He is particularly interested in how individuals acquire new movement skills and the impact of those movement skills on physical activity, health-related physical fitness and balance. He leads the college's internationally recognized IMPACT program, a physical activity program for young people with disabilities.

Maggie Livesay | Emily Rynerson Cosci Endowed Extension Faculty in Environmental Education
Maggie Livesay

Emily Rynerson Cosci Benton County Professor for Environmental Education
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A geologist by training, Maggie Livesay has been part of the Oregon State University Extension faculty since 1998. She is the first person to hold the Emily Rynerson Cosci Benton County Professorship for Environmental Education, a 4-H staff position. She focuses on giving youth and families a foundation for gaining knowledge of their local environment. She works with teachers and volunteers to provide programs that give youth opportunities for research, community service and getting them outside and connected to science and nature

Gloria Krahn | Barbara Emily Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy Studies
Gloria Krahn

Barbara Emily Knudson Chair in Family Policy
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Gloria is well known for her work studying intellectual and developmental disabilities. She comes to the college from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she served as the director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. She also works to advance the college in her role as director of external relations.

Renee Carr | Moore Family Center Endowed Outreach Coordinator
Renee Carr

Moore Family Outreach Coordinator
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The college's first endowed outreach coordinator, Renee is passionate about nutrition education and whole grains and is implementing whole grain messaging with 20 K-8 schools in the Portland metro area. She works in partnership with the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, linking research to application in communities and changing lives through good nutrition.

Carolyn Aldwin | Center for Healthy Aging Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director
Carolyn Aldwin

Jo Anne Leonard Director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research
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Carolyn is a nationally recognized expert on how psychosocial factors affect health and is particularly interested in how individuals cope with stress. She also examines how personality, mental health and physical health change across the lifespan, particularly factors that affect the rate of aging. Her research has been widely cited in the media, including New York Magazine, NPR and Woman's Day.

Karen Hooker | Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies
Karen Hooker

Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies
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Founding director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research and co-director of the college's School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, Karen studies all aspects of personality in understanding relationships between mental and physical health, coping, social support and health behaviors. Past work has examined spouse caregivers for people with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Norm Hord | Celia Strickland and G. Kenneth Austin III Endowed Professor
Norm Hord

Celia Strickland Austin and G. Kenneth Austin III Professor in Public Health and Human Sciences
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Norm draws on his broad background in nutrition, dietetics, public health and biology to address the role of dietary factors in cancer and cardiovascular risk. In addition, he is an expert on nitrates and nitrites and their essential physiologic roles and potential health risks.

Maureen Hosty, MA | 4-H | Oregon State University Extension Service
Maureen Hosty

Leonard and Brenda Aplet Financial Literacy Professor
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Maureen provides overall leadership to the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program and the 4-H Wildlife Stewards State Team. Maureen’s background and successful experience in developing community-based youth programs is based on the strong and committed team she recruits to design and support the program. The 4-H Wildlife Stewards program is an example of a successful team model.