Kathleen M. McHugh
Kathleen M. McHugh is a history PhD student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She holds an MA in history and philosophy of science from Oregon State University and a BA from Syracuse University. Her research focuses on the history of home economics as a serious scientific subject for women during a time when they otherwise could not study science at a higher education level. Her research interests include the United States, higher education, women and gender, and motherhood.
Ava Milam Clark (1884–1976)
Ava Milam Clark, dean of the School of Home Economics at Oregon State University for thirty-three years, helped develop the third largest home economics program in the United States. A pioneering home economist during the first half of the twentieth century, she worked to integrate science into the study of …