Board on Human Sciences, Inc. 
Representing the Human
Dimension in the Sciences
About BoHS
The Board on Human Sciences, Inc. 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.
Human Sciences
Purposeful integration that addresses issues challenging individuals, families and communities. 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.                            


2014 BoHS Awards Announced! 
Congratulations to the 2014 BoHS Award recipients.  Awards will be presented at the BoHS Awards Breakfast during the 2014 APLU Annual Conference.  
Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award
Barbara Thompson, Director
Office of Family policy/Children & Youth/Special Needs Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense 
Lifetime Achievement Award
David Edgell, Professor
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University 
Outstanding  Engagement Award
David Riley, Professor
Human Development & Family Studies
UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Undergraduate Research Mentor Award 
Matthew Rowling, Assistant Professor
Food Science & Human Nutrition
College of Human Sciences
Iowa State University 


Upcoming Events 
APLU Annual Meeting
Nov 2-4, 2014
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida
BoHS/CAFCS Joint Conference
March 3-6, 2015
Omni Shorham Hotel
Washington, DC 

Past Events