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Dana Hunter

Associate Teaching Professor
School of Family Life, Family Life

Continuing Education
Provo, UT 84602


Dana Hunter grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her BS in Home Economics Education in 1988 from BYU then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission. After her mission, she returned to BYU to earn her MS in Family Sciences, with an emphasis in cross-cultural studies. She has taught SFL 110, Food Preparation in the Home, since 2000, with a brief break where she ran a home business. Most recently, she's been teaching SFL 215, Advanced Food Preparation, and SFL 340, Family Meal Management. She has also assisted with the preparation of secondary education majors in the Family and Consumer Sciences program. Her hobbies include sewing, reading, fitness, and traveling with her family. She speaks Spanish and loves any and all pizza.

Research Interests

Thesis: A Look at the Meaning of Home for
an Immigrant Bolivian Family

Teaching Interests

Family meal management
Benefits of family mealtime
Basic to advanced food preparation techniques

Professional Citizenship

  • Board Member, FCCLA Utah (2022 - Present)
  • Board Member, BYU Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Chapter (2019 - Present)
  • Other, Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards (2019 - Present)
  • Other, FCCLA STAR Events (2017 - Present)
  • Officer (specify in Other), UAFCS (2022 - 2023)
  • Conference-Related Role, UAFCS (2022 - 2022)
  • Officer (specify in Other), UAFCS (2021 - 2022)
  • Conference-Related Role, UAFCS (2021 - 2021)
  • Board Member, Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (2020 - 2021)

Courses Taught