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.

Author's Entries

  • 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 …

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