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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eddie G. Gouge
Executive Director
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6028

Marianne Klein
Program Staff Associate
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6093


Board on Human Sciences

Representing the “Human” dimension of the “Sciences”

The Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), is an association of administrators of higher education units responsible for research/discovery, extension/outreach, and teaching/learning programs in the human sciences at universities across the country. Their members are committed to a national agenda that unifies disciplines within and beyond the human sciences to enrich people’s lives. Please take a look at our brochure.

Human Sciences

Purposeful integration that addresses issues challenging individuals, families and communities is the role of human sciences.  Solutions to major issues facing individuals, families and communities typically cannot be found in only one discipline. The human sciences bring together multiple perspectives to address human needs.

Professionals in the field of human sciences integrate the best thinking from various disciplines to address and solve important challenges that we face individually, as families and communities, and as a society. We integrate disciplines to solve practical, reoccurring problems that individuals, families and communities face.

2019 BoHS/CAFCS Joint Spring Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2019 BoHS/CAFCS Joint Spring Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, March 5-8, 2019. Register today! The program is available here.

Human Sciences at Work

Growing Together Iowa at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Access to healthy food is a wicked problem. One in eight Iowans is food insecure and in some counties, the number is closer to one in five. People who visit food pantries want fresh fruits and vegetables, which make up a healthy diet. In 2015, state coordinators of the SNAP-Ed and Master Gardener programs launched the Growing Together Iowa project. The project aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables, which are foundational to healthy eating, and often not available at food pantries. The target audience includes people in Iowa who visit food pantries, meal sites, and food banks. For more information on this great program, click here.

Well Connected Communities Launches Web Site to Help Cultivate Wellness Across the U.S.

As a member of the Steering Committee of the Culture of Health Initiative:  Well Connected Communities (WCC), the BoHS is pleased to share their new website. Visitors to the site can learn more about the public health priorities being addressed by each community and how local health councils, comprised of both youth and adults, are working to develop and implement action plans. 

BoHS Social Media Internship

The BoHS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the three social media internship positions for the 2018-19 academic year have been filled. Please consider nominating a student from your institution for the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information please click here.

International Federation of Home Economics 2020 World Congress

August 2 - 8, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. For updates check here.

BoHS Business Meetings

March 8, 2019 Business Meeting Minutes (draft)

November 12, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

March 9, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2017 Business Meeting Minutes


You may access the archives of the Board on Human Sciences by clicking here. In 1995, The Board on Home Economics within the National Association of State Universities and Land-grant Colleges (NASULGC) changed its name to the Board on Human Sciences.


Meetings & Events Events


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