Category Archives: Human Ecology

Andrew S. Brimhall

Child Development and Family Relations
Assistant Professor
College of Human Ecology

Phone:   252-757-2076

Areas of expertise:  My specialties focus on understanding how families navigate relational transitions. These include: Divorce and Remarriage; Attachment-based Couple and Family Interactions; Parent-child Interaction; Filial Play Therapy; Sexual issues

Dr. Laurel Wentz

Assistant Professor,
Department of Nutrition
College of Human Ecology
Rivers West 333


Areas of expertise: Sports and performance nutrition for competitive and tactical athletes aimed at reducing injury, improving workout recovery, maximizing nutrient timing and optimizing immune health


Dr. Abigail Jewkes

Associate Professor,
Department of Child Development and Family Relations
College of Human Ecology
Rivers West 127

E-mail:         JEWKESA@ECU.EDU
Telephone:  (252) 737-2075

Areas of expertise:  Early childhood education, early language and literacy development, early childhood assessment, effects of obesity on young children’s development, reflective teaching in early childhood teacher preparation


Dr. Jay Lee

Assistant Professor, Department of Hospitality Management
College of Human Ecology
Rivers West 306


Areas of expertise:  emotional labor, emotional intelligence, customer orientation of service employees, workplace deviant behavior, burnout