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Phone: 765-494-7291


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Janine Duncan

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science

Joint Appointment

Curriculum and Instruction

Areas of Expertise

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Foundations, history, philosophy, global perspectives
  • Professional Literacy Development
  • Status of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Critical Science Academy


I have served as a teacher educator of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) for 17 years. It is through my work with FCS pre-service educators, where I have explored the FCS discipline’s commitment to critical science and its application to empowering the critical literacy and capacity of secondary students. I am interested in professional literacy development of FCS educators and their contributions to the discipline, both nationally and internationally, especially related to strengthening commitments to integrate DEI, global perspectives, and SDGs.  


  • PhD, 2002, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • MEd, 1999, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • BS Home Economics Education, 1986, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Inclusion, Access, Equity, & Diversity Mentor
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community

Current Courses

  • EDCI 250 - Professional Development in Family & Consumer Sciences Education
  • EDCI 350 - Community Issues & Applications for Educators
  • EDCI 356 - Career Education in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • EDCI 360 - Curriculum & Instruction in Family & Consumer Sciences: Middle School w/field experience
  • EDCI 444 - Methods for Teaching Family & Consumer Sciences w/field experience

Selected Publications

  • Duncan, J., Holland, J.M., Russell, M.B., Saboe-Wounded Head, L., & Spangler, S. (2022). Truth or consequences: Advancing equity in family & consumer sciences in the United States. International Journal for Home Economics, 15(1), 32-43.
  • Duncan, J. (2021). Cultivating family & consumer sciences education professional literacy. In, M. B. Edstrom, & K Renwick, (Eds.), Proceedings of the Canadian Symposium XVI Issues and Directions for Home Economics/Family Studies/ Human Ecology Education. Virtual Canadian Symposium for Home Economics Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA.
  • Duncan, J. (2018). FCS at the center of CTE: A proposition for FCS educators and stakeholders. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 110(3), 10-18 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14307/JFCS110.3.10 (Invited)
  • Duncan, J. (2018). Critical science curriculum evaluation: First steps to planning an effective family & consumer sciences curriculum. In K. Alexander, B. N. Allison, & P. Rambo, (Eds.), Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in the 21st Century, (Ch. 3). Lubbock, TX: The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas Tech University.
  • Duncan, J., Werhan, C., & Bergh, K. (2017). All hands on deck: Research needed to examine the educator shortage in Family and Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 46(2), 99-109. (Invited)

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Leaders Award, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - June 2021
  • National Educator of the Year, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association - December 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • International Federation for Home Economics Vice President for the Region of the Americas
  • Co-Chair International Federation for Home Economics 2022 World Congress
  • International Federation for Home Economics Representative to the United Nations
  • Association of Career and Technical Education
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences