Montana State University

Haynes named head of MSU Department of Health and Human Development

June 17, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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Deborah C. Haynes, associate professor in family and consumer sciences at Montana State University, has been selected as head of the Department of Health and Human Development in the MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development. Haynes assumed the position on June 1.

For the past year, Haynes has served the college as associate dean of student affairs. She began at MSU in 1981 as an adjunct instructor and then moved to a tenure-track position in 1987, teaching family and consumer economics. She received a bachelor’s in home economics education from the University of Montana, a master’s in family resource management from the University of Nebraska, and a doctorate in consumer economics from Cornell University.

Haynes has published numerous articles on family economics and consumer issues. She has also presented at various state and national conferences. In 2007, she was awarded a grant to fund Student Advocates for Financial Education (SAFE), which offered financial counseling to students. From 2004-2006, she received more than $860,000 in grant funding to develop curriculum and teacher training for middle school and high school educators who teach family economics and financial education throughout the United States. In addition, Haynes has been instrumental in representing MSU in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance and in teaching the family financial planning courses for the consortium.

Haynes is a native of Hysham.

Contact: Deb Redburn, (406) 994-6890 or dredburn@montana.edu