Baylor Apparel Merchandising Professor Is Awarded Prestigious Texas Leadership Award

January 22, 2018
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Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences, is the 2018 recipient of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Texas Affiliate Leader Award.

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences in Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2018 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Texas Affiliate Leader Award (AAFCS-TX).

The award was first granted in 1984 and serves to identify and honor family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through their involvement with AAFCS-TX.

“This award is a great honor, and I believe it will help me to further dedicate myself to make a sustainable effort for the FCS profession, to recognize the central issues of human life, and to discover and expand the knowledge for the advancement of quality of life,” Yoo said.

Yoo specializes in apparel merchandising with a focus on fashion and health, social responsibility and environmental issues involving consumer behaviors. He has contributed research to a variety of journals; among them are the Health Education Journal, International Journal of Consumer Studies, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University, Yoo earned his associate of applied science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, his master’s from Cornell University and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Yoo will be recognized at the Best of Texas Banquet on Friday, March 23, in Austin, Texas. This weekend will also serve as the 100th annual state conference, “Family & Consumer Sciences: A Centennial Reflection.”

AAFCS-TX, formerly under several different names, was formally organized in 1913. Today the organization serves to connect professionals and assist others through the sharing of knowledge, research and experience. AAFCS-TX works to create integrated solutions to prevailing social and economic challenges through conferences, publications and e-communications.

For more information, visit the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences website.

by Brooke Battersby, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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