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Sandra D. Baker

Sandra D. Baker, M.Ed., R.D., LDN

Assistant Chair & Instructor
Behavioral Health & Nutrition
032 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
302-831-0856
bakers@udel.edu

 

 

 


EDUCATION

Ed.D., University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware. January 2014
    Executive Position Paper: Guidelines for Promoting MyPlate and its Website among
    College Students. MyPlate is the United States Department of Agriculture’s icon for
    promoting healthy eating for all Americans. Advisor Dr. Leslie Cooksy.

M.Ed., University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware. January 2002
    Specialization in higher education and leadership; included course work in curriculum
    development, education research and evaluation. Additional graduate course in cancer
    risk reduction and six graduate credits in counseling.

Dietetic Internship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts. 1981
    One year post baccalaureate program including academic and clinical experience in
    a primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Rotations in food service
    management, clinical and community nutrition. Additional experience obtained at
    Children’s Hospital, Boston, WIC and hospital home service. Certified by the American
    Dietetic Association.

B.S., Nutrition Science, The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania. Graduated Cum Laude. 1980

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, No. 597697.

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delaware, LDN No. 0000313.

ORGANIZATIONS

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian (formerly ADA)

Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP)

Delaware Dietetic Association (DDA)
    Nominations and Awards Committee (1999-2000)
    Newsletter Assistant Editor (2011-2013)

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA)

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Home Economics Honor Society) Golden Key Honor Society

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Assistant Chair and Instructor, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition. Teach three
courses (nine credits) per semester using Sakai and interactive pedagogies. Advise approximately
50 students per semester and act as a resource for advisement. As directed by department chair,
draft faculty teaching assignments for fall, spring, winter and summer sessions and coordinate
adjunct faculty assignments. Mentor adjunct faculty and teaching assistants. Schedule all courses
and supervise coordination of rooms, evaluations and finals for BHAN, NTDT, and HLPR
undergraduate and graduate programs. Complete workload verification reports. Keep chair
abreast of enrollment issues. Act as faculty resource for UDSIS issues. Collaborate with College
of Health Sciences Assistant Dean regarding individual student needs. Assist in coordinating
and promoting Physical Activity BHAN 120 and Health Topics BHAN 130 courses. Assist
in updating online catalog and other department resources and literature. Assist chair in
coordinating administration of department. February 2010-present.

Supervisor, Dietetic Internship, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.
Supervised, mentored and evaluated forty dietetic interns in post baccalaureate accredited
distance internship. Planned and coordinated schedules for local interns and approved schedules
for distance interns at clinical, community and food service sites. Recruited and maintained
relationships with preceptors. Edited bi-annual alumni newsletter. Trained program graduate
teaching assistants in the Nutrition Care Process. Graded community assignments and conducted
evaluations with community preceptors. Assisted director in marketing program, developing
curriculum and evaluating activities. March 2006-June 2010.

Instructor, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. As Undergraduate Program
Coordinator, met with potential nutrition majors and minors, assigned advisors, developed and
maintained curriculum sheets, planned fall orientation and met with in-coming freshmen during
DelaWorld I and II summer and winter sessions. Taught two nutrition courses per semester.
September 2007-February 2010.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. On contract basis,
developed syllabus and taught Nutrition Concepts NTDT 200, Nutrition through the Lifespan
NTDT 305, Introduction to Clinical Nutrition NTDT 240, Nutrition Counseling NTDT 330,
and Medical Nutrition Therapy NTDT 450. Taught class sizes from 20 to 100 students. Created
PowerPoint presentations and developed creative case studies and learning activities. Mentored
students one-to-one to help them succeed in course work. Advised students seeking career
guidance. Trained and supervised graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. February
2001-August 2007.

Administrative Academic Advisor, University Advisement Center. Advised University Studies
students (undeclared students) in course/major selection and University policies and procedures.
Participated in DelaWorld summer and winter new student advisement. Advised Arts and
Science College students and served as an arm of the Assistant Dean’s office. Conducted Senior
Checkouts for senior Arts and Science students. Represented the advisement center at Discovery
Days. Taught one-credit freshman seminar course Finding Your Way UNIV 167. Developed
training materials. July 2005-March 2006.

Adjunct Clinical Instructor. Supervised and trained students in the Coordinated Undergraduate
Nutrition Program’s Clinical Practice NTDT 450 and Community Practice NTDT 470.
Mentored, advised and evaluated students in a variety of area hospital and community settings.
1993 –1996.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Delaware
Nutrition Consultant, Student Health Service.
Counseled students with a variety of needs,
including eating disorders, obesity, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Participated in
University of Delaware’s Eating Disorder Council and assisted in planning campus-wide events.
Developed nutrition education materials. Recruited, hired and supervised nutrition assistants.
Collaborated with physicians, psychologists and other providers. September 1997 – July 2005.

Christiana Care Health Systems, Newark, Delaware
Nutritionist, Preventive Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute. Taught “Living with Diabetes”
course in various community settings to diverse audiences on a per diem basis. Presented the
nutrition, exercise and stress reduction lectures. 1997-2004.

Nutritionist, William Penn High School Wellness Center. Assessed needs and implemented
nutrition care for adolescents with a variety of health care needs. Provided individualized
nutrition counseling. Presented nutrition programs to sports teams and in the classroom setting.
Planned and implemented school-wide nutrition and wellness programs. Designed and taught
“InShape” an after-school nutrition and exercise class. Wrote education fact sheets. Developed
nutrition service policies. Evaluated programs. 1996 – 2002.

Memorial Hospital of Salem County Healthy Heart Program , Salem, New Jersey
Nutrition Consultant. Provided nutrition expertise for the health promotion activities of the New
Jersey Department of Public Health, 6-year Cardiovascular Disease Prevention grant. Planned
and marketed county-wide health initiatives. Taught nutrition education classes and wrote public
education materials. Wrote quarterly articles for “Today’s Sunbeam” newspaper and wrote
for the Healthy Heart Program Newsletter. Spoke on four radio shows and was featured in a
television broadcast of a supermarket tour. Trained volunteers. Coordinated “Cooking with Your
Heart in Mind” workshop and cooking demonstration given at numerous locations. Taught “Lose
and Win” an 8-week weight loss class with an exercise physiologist biannually. Coordinated
development of Heart Healthy Recipes cookbook and two supplements. Taught workshops for
restaurant managers and cooks. Led Supermarket Label Reading Tours. Evaluated programs and
prepared reports. 1990 –1995.

Nutrition Consultant. Provided nutrition expertise for Kids Coalition for Health, a health/
nutrition education program for public school children, funded by a grant from Johnson and
Johnson’s Community Health Care Program. Developed curriculum and trained and supervised
teen volunteers to present age-appropriate “Fit for Fun” classes to kindergarten-8th grade
students. Program reached 3,000 students in 1993-94 school year. 1993-1995.

Nutrition Consultant. Provided nutrition expertise for New Jersey Department of Public Health
Minority Health Month grant. Coordinated “Good for the Soul” nutrition workshops and trained volunteers. 1995

Delaware Department Public Health, Smyrna, Delaware
Nutritionist. Performed nutrition assessment and consultation for Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Provided individualized one-to-one nutritional
counseling for pregnant women and young children. 1989-1990.

HomeCall, Inc., Gaithersburg and Frederick, Maryland offices
Clinical Dietitian. Responsible for developing nutrition program as a new HomeCall service.
Wrote nutrition policies. Taught in-service programs for nursing and paraprofessional staff at
several branch offices. Resource for nursing staff and provided home visits to patients with
special nutritional needs. Developed and marketed outpatient consultation services. Provided
nutrition assessment and individualized nutrition counseling. Taught public education programs
in various community settings. Developed and led 8-week weight loss classes. Designed
education materials. Provided consultation from physician offices on contract. Evaluated
programs. 1985-1987.

Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Maryland
Clinical Dietitian. Assessed patients’ nutritional status, developed and implemented nutritional
care plans. Provided care for patients with wide variety of needs including diabetes, cancer and
cardiovascular disease. Performed nutrition assessment and intervention for patients receiving
enteral and parental nutrition. Developed nutrition assessment form and patient and employee
nutrition education materials. Taught five-week behavioral modification weight loss class
to hospital employees. Assisted Nutrition Services Director in management of food service
operations. 1981-1985.

COURSES TAUGHT

Current
  • Introduction to the Nutrition Professions NTDT 103
  • Nutrition Concepts NTDT 200
  • Nutrition Counseling NTDT 330
  • Dietetics Seminar NTDT 403
  • Nutrition Through the Lifespan NTDT 305
  • Nutrition Education NTDT 445 (beginning fall 2014)
  • Nutrition Peer Mentoring NTDT 467 (experimental course)
Previous
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy I NTDT 450
  • Introduction to Clinical Nutrition NTDT 240
  • Finding Your Way UNIV 167 (Freshman First Year Experience)

ADVISEMENT

Advise approximately 50 advisees and collaborate with Academic Advisor to assist faculty in
nutrition advisement, 2010-present.

Advise approximately 25 nutrition minors, 2007-2010, 2013-present.

Advise new and transfer students in New Student Orientation, June-July, and January
2007-2009, 2013-present.

Excellence in Advising Nomination for the College of Health Sciences (Department Behavioral
Health and Nutrition), May 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed

Grimes, M, Baker, S.D., & Fanelli-Kuczmarski, M. (2014) Peer mentoring contributes to career growth of undergraduate nutrition and dietetics students. Creative Education, 5(14), 1286-1295.

Masullo, L., Papas, M. A., Cotugna, N., Baker, S., Mahoney, L., & Trabulsi, J. (2014). Complementary and alternative medicine use and nutrient intake among individuals with multiple sclerosis in the United States. Journal of Community Health, 1-8.

Baker, S. D., & Cotugna, N. (2013). Students entering internship show readiness in the nutrition care process. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 26(5), 512-518.

Cowperthwait, A., Saylor, J., Carlsen, A., Schmidt, L., Salam, T., Melby, M. & Baker, S.D. Working with what you have: The benefits of interprofessional partnerships (in revision for publication at Clinical Simulation in Nursing).

Non-Peer Reviewed

Baker, S. Eating Disorders: What? Why? 2002, Revised 2008, Reviewed 2013. ETR Associates.

Baker, S. Eating Vegetarian. 1999, Revised with new title MyPlate Vegetarian 2013. ETR Associates.

PEER REVIEWED POSTER SESSIONS

2014 Mentoring Conference, Mentoring Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Co-author: Peer Mentoring: an Essential Component of Training Future Nutrition Professionals. October 23, 2014.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Presented poster session: Suggestions for Teaching MyPlate and its Website in University Nutrition Courses. October 21, 2014.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Presented poster session: Nutrition Students Gain Real-World Experience in an Interdisciplinary Simulation. October 20, 2014.

Delaware Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Dover, Delaware. Co-author: Evaluation of Nutrition Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceived Competence to Provide Nutrition Care to Individuals with Disabilities and Limited Mobility. May 9, 2014.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Conference, Houston, Texas, Presented poster session: College Students’ Perceptions of MyPlate and ChooseMyPlate.gov. October 22, 2013.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) National Conference, Denver, Colorado. Presented poster session: Faculty Advising Enhanced with Personalized Website. October 4, 2011.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE) American Dietetic Association National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Presented poster session: Survey of Pre-Internship Readiness in the Nutrition Care Process. November 6, 2010.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. Presented poster session: Beyond Graduation…Advising in a Post-Baccalaureate Distance Internship Program. October 21, 2007.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. Presented poster session: Finding Your Way” an Innovative Freshman Seminar. October 20, 2006.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) Regional Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Presented poster session: Finding Your Way” an Innovative Freshman Seminar. March 23, 2006.

RECENT INDEPENDENT STUDIES AND PROJECTS SUPPERVISED

Spring 2014
  • Stephanie Erdman, teaching assistant: Nutrition Counseling for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes presentation and role plays for final nutrition counseling project.
  • Elizabeth Kelsey, teaching assistant: create case studies and learning activities for Nutrition through the Lifespan course.
  • Laura MacAllister, independent study: literature review of best practices in First Year Experience courses and review of www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for College Students.
  • Megan Grimes, research study: Evaluating Peer Mentoring in Undergraduate First Year Experience course (co-mentor with Dr. Marie Kuczmarski).
  • Hannah Lightcap, College of Health Sciences FirstStep grant: The Lightcap Lifestyle (co-mentor with Professor Beth Schwenk).
Fall 2013
  • Dana Sivak, teaching assistant: mentor students in Nutrition Counseling class, create and present Best and Worst Counseling Practices.
  • Stephanie Bubel, independent study: mentor students in Healthcare Theatre simulation.
  • Elizabeth Smith and Taylor Evans, pilot research study: Students’ Perceptions of Individuals with Disabilities (co-mentor with Dr. Trabulsi).
  • Megan Grimes, research study: Evaluating Peer Mentoring in Undergraduate First Year Experience course (co-mentor with Dr. Marie Kuczmarski).
Spring 2013
  • Stephanie Bubel, independent study: APPS in Nutrition Counseling and presentation for Nutrition Counseling course.
  • Lauren Peters, teaching assistant: mentor students and take part in role plays for Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Samantha Strack, teaching assistant: mentor students and take part in role plays for Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Courtney Brown, teaching assistant: assist with reviews for exams and Diet Analysis Project for Nutrition Concepts class.
  • Alexis Blandine, teaching assistant: assist with special projects and Diet Analysis Project for Nutrition Concepts class.
Fall 2012
  • Megan Grimes, teaching assistant: create and present mini-lecture and assist in Diet Analysis review for Nutrition Concepts course.
  • Laura McAllister, teaching assistant: assist with Diet Analysis review and other special projects for Nutrition Concepts.
  • Lauren Peters, teaching assistant: create and present mini-lecture and take part in role plays for Nutrition Concepts course.
  • Samantha Strack, teaching assistant: organize and oversee role plays for Nutrition Concepts course.
Spring 2012
  • Melissa DiMarino, teaching assistant: assist in reviewing Diet Analysis project and organizing activities for Nutrition Concepts class.
  • Heather Williams, teaching assistant: assist in reviewing Diet Analysis project and create and present mini lecture for Nutrition Concepts class.
  • Nicole Brummer, teaching assistant: create role play scenarios, mentor students and take part in role plays for Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Vita Trambone, teaching assistant: organize end of semester role plays, mentor students, create and present mini lesson for Nutrition Counseling class.
Spring 2011
  • Caitlyn Woglam, independent study: create case study and teach mini lesson Nutrition Counseling for Families of Overweight Children for Nutrition Counseling course.
  • Jessica Perrelli, teaching assistant: mentor students and assist in final counseling role play taped assignment for Nutrition Counseling course.
  • Ali Royle, teaching assistant: create and teach presentation on Portion Control and assist with role plays for Nutrition Counseling course.
  • Samantha Greenberg, teaching assistant: assist with Diet Analysis review, creation of answer key and other special projects for Nutrition Concepts course.
  • Jaclyn Washor, teaching assistant: organize student projects, tutor students and assist with Diet Analysis review for Nutrition Concepts course.
Fall 2010
  • Caitlyn Woglam, independent study: research and create activity Using Food Labels in Nutrition Counseling for Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Jessica Perrelli, teaching assistant: mentor students and assist in final counseling role play taped assignment for Nutrition Counseling course.
  • Ali Royle, teaching assistant: create and teach presentation on Portion Control and assist with role plays for Nutrition Counseling course.
  • Samantha Greenberg, teaching assistant: assisted in creating case studies and reviewing Diet Analysis projects for Nutrition Concepts course.
  • Jaclyn Washor, teaching assistant: reviewed Diet Analysis project and assisted individual students in Nutrition Concepts course.
Spring 2010
  • Emily Hartline, teaching assistant: create role play scenarios and present to Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Allison Lamma, teaching assistant: organize end of semester final role play project, mentor students in Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Erin Ferguson, teaching assistant: create and present mini lesson Using Food Labels in Nutrition Counseling for Nutrition Counseling class.
  • Nicole Stoklosa, teaching assistant: review Diet Analysis projects, mentor students in Nutrition Concepts course.
  • Justin Wood, teaching assistant: assist in reorganizing Sakai site, research and teach mini lecture Nutrition for Athletes for Nutrition Concepts course.
  • Megan Grimes, individualized honors section of NTDT 200 Nutrition Concepts: create and present Vegetarian Eating for College Students.
Spring 2008

Laura Prince, independent study: create focus groups questions and analyze data for improvement of dietetics curriculum.

Dietetic Intern Project
  • Megan Laurent, internship research project: Perceptions of Vitamin-Enhanced Water in College Age Americans. (2010).

MASTER’S STUDENT PROJECTS

  • Lauren Mahoney, research study: Health Practices Among Individuals with Limited Mobility, (with Dr. Trabulsi). 2012.
  • Kelly Strogen, Master’s Scholarly Project: Z Trim® Multifunctional Fiber as a Fat Substitute in Pound Cake, second reader. 2010.

PUBLICATIONS REVIEWED

Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Development and Validation of the Dietetic Confidence Scale, August, 2014.

Wiley. Nutrition: Science and Applications (chapters 1, 2, 3), May 2014.

Pearson. Nutrition: from Science to You (chapters 14 and 18), October, 2013.

Wadsworth, Cengage. Understanding Nutrition (chapter 11), June, 2013.

Wiley. Nutrition: Science and Applications, November, 2012.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Motivational Interviewing for the Nutrition Professional, June, 2012.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Communication and Education Skills for Dietetics Professionals, October, 2010.

Wadsworth, Cengage. Understanding Nutrition (chapter 2), March, 2009.

Pearson. Nutrition: From Science to You (chapters 5 and 6), March 2009.

ETR Associates. Is My Weight Healthy? and Eating Well and Looking Good July, 2009.

ETR Associates. The Fats of Life September, 2008.

ETR Associates. Losing Weight: This Works October, 2007.

ETR Associates. Help on the Way: Bulimia, Spring, 2006.

ETR Associates. 5 Ways to Lose Weight and Keep it Off Spring, 2006.

SELECTED RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014 Summer Faculty Institute, University of Delaware, June 2-4, 2014.

“Documenting Teaching Effectiveness,” workshop, University of Delaware, April 11, 2014.

Advising Workshop, NACADA, University of Delaware, March 14, 2014.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE) American Dietetic Association National Conference, Houston, Texas, October 19-22, 2013.

2013 Summer Faculty Institute (online), University of Delaware, May 29-30, 2013.

Delaware Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, May 10, 2013.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE) American Dietetic Association National Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 6-9, 2012.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) National Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 3-5, 2011.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE) American Dietetic Association National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. November 6-9, 2010.

2010 Summer Faculty Institute, University of Delaware, June 2-3, 2010.

Health Sciences Grant Workshop, University of Delaware, December 9, 2009.

Webinar Preparing and Submitting Research Manuscripts for Peer-Reviewed Publication University of Delaware, November 3, 2009.

Delaware Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, May 14, 2009.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. October 21-23, 2007.

Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE) American Dietetic Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 30, 2007.

National Association Academic Advisors (NACADA) National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 20-23, 2006.

General Education Institute, University of Delaware, June 7-8, 2005.

Lifesteps: Weight Management Program Training Workshop, Dairy Council Mid-Atlantic, May 11-12, 2000.

SERVICE

Community Presentations
  • What Should I Eat? interactive lecture: HPCA School 2nd grade students, Philadelphia, PA. January 17, 2014.
  • MyPlate and Tips for Health Eating and Exercise for Kids interactive lecture: HPCA School 2nd grade students, Philadelphia, PA. November 16, 2012.
  • Healthy Habits for Families. Newark Chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers, January 13, 2012.
  • Healthy Eating for Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Lancaster, PA, March 1, 2011.
  • Numerous speaking engagements on topics including: wellness, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention, eating disorders and sports nutrition to community organizations (1982-2010).
University Presentations
  • ChooseMyPlate: Your Online Source for Healthy Eating for University of Delaware Employee Wellness nutrition workshop series, November 10, 2014.
  • Nutrient Needs during Pregnancy for Nutrition through the Lifespan NTDT 305 (Dr. Chai), September 19, 2014.
  • Supplements, Exercise and Food Safety during Pregnancy for Nutrition through the Lifespan NTDT 305 (Dr. Chai), September 22, 2014.
  • Sodium Controlled Diet for Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process NTDT 250 (Dr. Lennon-Edwards), April 30, 2014.
  • MyPlate and Principles of Healthy Eating for Nutrition Concepts NTDT 200 (Professor Beth Schwenk), February 20, 2014.
  • Guidelines and Principles of Healthy Eating for Nutrition Concepts NTDT 200 (Dr. Alicia Rovner), March 12, 2013.
  • Cultural Sensitivity for Health Promotion graduate students, September 20, 2010.
  • Smoothies for Good Health and Great Taste at Ray St. C dormitory, November 15, 2012.
  • Keynote speaker for Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Induction, October 14, 2011.
  • MyPyramid for College Students at New Castle dormitory, October 29, 2009.
  • Introduction to Nutrition Care Process for dietetic interns, August 24 & 26, 2009.
  • Healthy Eating on Campus at Cannon dormitory, March, 13, 2007.
National Presentations
  • University of Delaware Distance Program Southern California Nutrition Program Meeting, Long Beach, CA, May 5, 2007.
  • Nutrition and Fitness Education as a Bridge to a Healthy Lifestyle. National Assembly on School Based Health Care, Los Angeles, California, June 26, 1998.
Community Committees/Projects
  • Yes U Can, supervise students in nutrition program development for individuals with limited mobility and disabilities (co-mentor with Dr. Trabulsi), oversee students in presenting four workshops and compiling easy to prepare healthy recipes and other projects, 2012-present.
  • Fresh Air Fund, Host, 2003.
  • UrbanPromise of Wilmington, Volunteer. American Cancer Society, Delaware Chapter, Volunteer, 1998.
  • American Heart Association, Maryland Chapter, Volunteer, 1983-1986.
University Committees/Projects
  • Unified Food Drive, fall 2012.
  • Decision Days, (coordinated department representation), April 12, 2014, April 9, 2011.
  • Blue and Golden Days, (coordinated department representation), October 25, 2014, September 28, 2013, October 29, 2011.
  • Associate in Arts Program Majors on the Main, March 16, 2012.
  • Discovery Days, (coordinated department representation), July 12, 2014, July 19, 2014, July 20, 2013, July 21, 2012, July 14, 2011, July 23, 2011.
  • Advisor, Gymnastics Club, 2007-2009. Eating Disorder Council, 1997-2005.
College of Health Sciences Committees/Projects
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2010-June, 2014.
  • Coordinator Nutrition Display, Alumni Weekend, October 17, 2014.
  • Search Committee for Academic Program Manager for the College of Health Sciences, spring 2013.
  • Alumni Planning Weekend, 2013.
  • Interdisciplinary Pilot Study: Evaluating the Impact of Interprofessional Education Nursing/Nutrition/Physical Therapy Students: A pre/post Evaluation, spring 2013-present.
  • Coordinator for nutrition display with student volunteers at the Garden Health Fair sponsored by the DE Dept of Agriculture and Health and Social Services, August 8, 2013.
  • Co-author Healthy Eating Tips for College of Health Science’s Pinterest communication effort (with Dr. Jillian Trabulsi), September, 2013.
  • Parents and Family Weekend Committee, fall 2008.
Department Committees/Projects
  • Advisor, Nutrition and Dietetics Club (120 member club), 2009-present.
  • Alumni Planning Weekend, December, 2013-present. Coordinated Department activities for June 7, 2014 Alumni Day.
  • Chair, Honors Award Committee (ad hoc), January 2014-present.
  • Nutrition Clinic Organizing Committee (ad hoc), April 2014-present.
  • Search Committee, Administrative Assistant, fall 2013.
  • Co-mentor for BHAN 120 Teaching Assistants (with Professor Schuster), 2010-present.
  • Co-organize nutrition 1st Annual Promotion of ADA Membership Event, May 14, 2012.
  • Senior Visits, Fridays in April, 2013.
  • Health and Wellness Minor Committee (ad hoc), May 2011-November 2011, April 2014.
  • Co-coordinator March National Nutrition Month Display, McDowell Hall, March 2011.
  • Coordinator for display at Women’s Health Awareness Day, Bob Carpenter Center, February 20, 2011.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2009-present.
  • Coordinator for department outreach and calls minority and high achieving admitted students, 2008-2012.
  • Coordinator of focus groups to determine nutrition students’ views on curriculum, 2008.
  • Nutrition Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, Nutrition Program, 2006-2010.

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