Family & Consumer Sciences

FCS Faculty and Staff

Donna Bell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor for Family and Consumer Sciences
(205) 665-6384

Dr. Donna Bell is an Associate Professor and serves as the program coordinator for the Family and Consumer Sciences department. She works directly with students in the Retail Merchandising concentration and FCS Education concentration at the University of Montevallo. She attended Auburn University, where she received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching in Career and Technical Education. Dr. Bell received her M.Ed in secondary education and her B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Montevallo. She has experience in the area of retail management and buying.

Laura Bloom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor for Family and Consumer Sciences
Director – UM Child Study Center
(205) 665-6388

Dr. Bloom serves as an Associate Professor for Human Development and Family Studies as well as Faculty Director for the Child Study Center on campus. She teaches child development and early childhood methods courses. Dr. Bloom also coordinates and supervises the HDFS internships. She serves as the Faculty Advisor for KON. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and obtained her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Bloom also received her M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from UAB and her B.S. degree in Home Economics with a concentration in Child Development/Family Relations with a double-major in Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dr. Bloom has experience as a child care teacher and director and worked in Daycare Licensing for the Department of Human Resources. She has experience in early intervention services and ran a child abuse prevention center for many years. Her professional interests include child development, developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education, family relations, and adoption.

C. Amanda Grauel
Administrative Assistant I – Part-time
(205) 665-6385
Bloch Hall