Learning and Courses
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that undergraduate and graduate students grow best as persons and as professionals in an empowering environment. It is my goal to provide such an environment by challenging student's perspective and to offer them new opportunities to broaden the scope of their experiences. As long as I stay curious and excited about my work - I can offer my students the energy and passion required to enter a path of life-long learning." Where?
Life Cycle Nutrition: Undergraduate course examining the nutritional needs and current issues in the U.S. population as they pertain to the life stages (pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, infancy, preschool-age, school-age, adolescents, young; middle; and late adulthood).
Diet and Disease: Undergraduate course examining diet-disease relationships and the appropriate nutrition interventions using the model of the Nutrition Care Process.
Maternal, Infant, and Child Nutrition: Graduate course exploring the effect of nutrition on pregnancy, maternal and infant health, and child nutrition using examples from current literature.
Nutrition Epidemiology: Graduate course examining various study designs and their implications on measures of associations, strength of associations, cause-and-effect, and limitations in study designs and data interpretations.
Experience in Community Nutrition: Application of instructional strategies and communication skills in nutrition to community settings, health facilities, and nutrition programs.
Foodservice Systems Management Experience: Experience in Purdue Residence Halls foodservice facilities. Clinical experience ultimately to include responsibilities equivalent to staff relief.
Clinical Dietetic Experience: Clinical experience in the hospital setting to ultimately include responsibilities equivalent to staff relief.
Management and Specialty Experience in Dietetics: Culminating experiences in foodservice, healthcare, public health, and/or business. Experiences will be arranged via individual student's goals. Students may go to long-term care facilities, hospitals, public health or community agencies, and/or business and industry.