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Dr. Bonita Manson
Bonita  Manson

Family & Consumer SciencesAssociate Professor Emeritus-Retired, Adjunct 803-707-0926

Bonita Manson

Dr. Bonita Manson is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at South Carolina State University.


  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, May 1998
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, TX Master of Science, Home Economic Education with emphasis in Foods and Nutrition, August 1984
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Bachelor of Science, Family and Consumer Resources, June 1975"


Dr. Manson worked 15+ years in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences as a faculty member, program coordinator for the Family & Consumer Sciences Business before retiring in 2015. Manson taught both undergraduate and graduate students (Nutritional Sciences and Individual & Family Development), and served as the Interim Chair  Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006.

She was hired back as an adjunct professor in 2015.  Her other work experience includes:  Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, Program Representative for the University of California Cooperative Extension, Moreno Valley, CA, Nutrition Specialist for the City of Riverside Parks & Recreation Department, Senior Nutrition Program in Riverside, CA, and Adjunct Instructor at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Honors and Awards included:  Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Profession in Colleges, University, and Research Awards, 2015, 2013; Teacher of the Year South Carolina State University Department of Family & Consumer Sciences 2005, 2015; Teacher of the Year South Carolina State University College of Business & Applied Professional Sciences 2005, 2015.


Professional Decorum, African American Family, Consumer Economics.Resource Management, and Human Sexuality.


  • Littlejohn, M & Manson, B.  (2015, Summer).  Forging family strengths and resilience through communication,  National Council on Family Relations Report
  • Whitaker, W. H., Williams, M. V., Fields, M. E., Keepler, D. I, Manson, B. Y. & LIttlejohn, S. M. (2009) HIstorically balck colleges and universities:  The development of family and consumer sciences in HBCUs.
  • In Miller, J. R., Mitstifer, D. I., & Vaughn, G. G. African American Women:  Contribution to the Human Sciences.  MI:  Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society; Manson, B. (2008).
  • Who is addressing the obesity issues.  In T. J. Manson (Ed.) Ways Teacher Cope with the Physical, Psychological, and Social Disabilities to their Students:  Diabetes, Austism, ADHD, Hunger, anger, and other infirmities. NY: Mellon Publishing; Manson, B. (2004).
  • What's on your plate:  Children at risk?  In T. J. Manson, (Ed.) How to Teach Children at Risk of Educational Failure:  Copeing with poverty, bullying, disease, crime, and ethnicity.  NY:  Mellon Publishing; Manson, B. (2004).
  • Downsizing Issues:  The Impact of Employee Morale and Productivity.  FL:  Taylor & Francis Group. (Original Work Published 2000).
  • Manson, B. (2202).  Let's take a look at gender equity in the classroom, Teacher Education Preparation for Diversity, NY:  Mellon Publishing;  Manson T. J. & Manson, B.  (2002).
  • The Teacher Education Program:  Is There a Vision and Can They Accomplish It.  NY:  Mellon Publishing; and Manson, B. (2000).
  • Downszing Issues:  The Impact on Employee Morale and Productivity, NY:  Garland Publishing, Inc.