College of Human Ecology

Improving lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments.

Human Ecology Building
Asante Quintana '18, Human Biology, Health and Society


Flexible Education

“With all the support I’ve received from my family, and especially throughout the different summer fellowships, I want to give back what was given to me. If you have the ability to offer something to someone, you have the responsibility to offer it whenever you can.”

Asanté Quintana ’18, Human Biology, Health and Society


computer screens with research


Research informs our teaching and outreach, exposes us to advanced methods for dealing with the problems faced by individuals and families, and positions us to contribute to innovation.


market place exchange between adult and child about an eggplant

Public Engagement

Public engagement efforts in the College break down boundaries between basic research, intervention research, and outreach to accelerate the application of research to people's lives.



Alan D. Mathios, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology

During his time at the helm, Dean Mathios has influenced, encouraged and uplifted countless students, faculty and staff and developed strong bonds with an impressive and supportive Human Ecology alumni community. Watch “Championing Our Mission,” to honor Dean Mathios’ legacy and the enduring mission of the College.