Department Directory


Below you will find information about how to contact our department faculty members, staff and graduate students. Each faculty member has a link to a profile page with more information. 

Department leadership 

Jillian Trabulsi headshot

Jillian Trabulsi

Department Chair, Behavioral Health & Nutrition
Marc Lodyga headshot

Marc Lodyga

Assistant Chair
Assistant Professor
Freda Patterson headshot

Freda Patterson

Associate Chair
Associate Professor

Department Faculty Members 

Sandra D. Baker headshot

Sandra D. Baker

Assistant Professor
Sheau Ching Chai headshot

Sheau Ching Chai

Associate Professor
Adam Davey headshot

Adam Davey

Carrie P. Earthman headshot

Carrie P. Earthman

Director of Research, Nutrition Clinic at UD Health
Stephen Goodwin

Steve Goodwin

Associate Professor
John Hayman headshot

John Hayman

Richard E. Killingsworth headshot

Richard E. Killingsworth

Associate Professor
Tara Leonard headshot

Tara Leonard

Health Coaching Clinic at UD Health
Laura Lessard headshot

Laura Lessard

Associate Professor
Iva Obrusnikova headshot

Iva Obrusnikova

Associate Professor
Carly Pacanowski headshot

Carly Pacanowski

Assistant Professor
Donna Paulhamus headshot

Donna Paulhamus

Director, Nutrition Clinic at UD Health

Alisha Rovner

Assistant Professor
Director, MS Human Nutrition program
Beth Schwenk headshot

Beth Schwenk

Associate Instructor
Dietetic Internship Supervisor
Christine Skubisz headshot

Christine Skubisz

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Program Director, HBS
Kristin Wiens headshot

Kristin Wiens

Associate Instructor
Undergraduate Studies Coordinator – Nutrition
Food and Nutrition Lab Education Lab Coordinator
Sandra D. Baker headshot

Janice Bibik

Associate Professor
Sharon Collison headshot

Sharon Collison

Clinical Instructor, Nutrition Clinic at UD Health
Gregory M. Dominick headshot

Gregory M. Dominick

Associate Professor
Maryann Eastep headshot

Maryann Eastep

Chen-Shun (Richard) Fang headshot

Cheng-Shun (Richard) Fang

Associate Professor

Andrea Grim

Associate Instructor
DPD Program Director
Jae Kyeom Kim headshot

Jae Kyeom Kim

Assistant Professor
Anja Leefeldt headshot

Anja Leefeldt

Associate Instructor
Dietetic Internship Director
Michael Mackenzie headshot

Michael Mackenzie

Associate Professor
Elizabeth M. Orsega-Smith headshot

Elizabeth M. Orsega-Smith

Associate Professor
Director, MS Health Promotion Program
Michael Peterson headshot

Michael Peterson

Shannon M. Robson headshot

Shannon M. Robson

Associate Professor
Laurie Ruggeiro headshot

Laurie Ruggeiro

Kelebogile Setiloane headshot

Kelebogile Setiloane

Rick Suminski Jr. headshot

Rick Suminski Jr.

Associate Professor
  • Kelly A. Rossi - Sports Nutritionist, UD Athletics 
  • Shannon L. Lennon - Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
  • Jennifer L. Saylor - Assistant Professor/Director, Diabetes and You: Kamp for Kids, School of Nursing
  • Leta Aljadir - Professor Emeritus,
  • Nancy Cotugna - Professor Emeritus,
  • Marie Kuczmarski - Professor Emeritus,
  • Louise Little - Professor Emeritus,
  • Carolyn Manning - Professor Emeritus,
  • Arlette Rasmussen - Professor Emeritus,
Name Title Email Phone
Jennifer Shendock Academic Advisor II 302-831-8605
Jordan Moses Academic Advisor 302-831-2252
Name Title Email Phone
Karen Murphy Business Administrator 302-831-2265
Carrie G. Johns Aministrative Assistant III 302-831-8729
Jacquee Lukawski Graduate Support Coordinator 302-831-6222
Katie Gwaltney Academic Support Coordinator 302-831-0706
Name Title Email Phone
Diane Beneck Clinical Health Coach 302-831-3891
Michelle Delahanty Research Coordinator 302-831-2320
Jeonghoon Pan Postdoctoral Researcher 302-831-7537
Elissa Hoopes Postdoctoral Researcher  
Nicole McKinney Research Trial Program Mgr 302-831-8673
Name Email Class
Steve Bowman BHAN 155
Kathy Corbitt BHAN 155
Kristina Davis NTDT 200
John Groth BHAN 130
Cindy Holland BHAN 121
Erin Knight
HLPR 211
Kate McCleary BHAN 130
Jen Muzzi BHAN 130
Brittany Powers BHAN 240
Irene Soucy NTDT 200
Karyn Stockar BHAN 155
Alyssa Whittaker BHAN 256

Doctoral Students

Name Email Program
Adriana Verdezoto Alvarado Nutrition Science PhD
Nicole Berzins HBS and Promotion PhD
Jessica Decker Nutrition Science PhD
Lynn Ferro Nutrition Science PhD
Cora Firkin HBS and Promotion PhD
Megan Heintzelman HBS and Promotion PhD
Julia Katcher Nutrition Science PhD
Paige Laxton HBS and Promotion PhD
Brittany Powers HBS and Promotion PhD
Hema Ramamurthi HBS and Promotion PhD
Luke Smith Nutrition Science PhD
Diane Vizthum Nutrition Science PhD
Liana Williams Nutrition Science PhD

Masters Students

Name Email Program
Sarah Albrecht Health Promotion MS
Nicolette Amato Health Promotion MS
Nicole Boylan Human Nutrition MS
Kaelyn Burns Health Promotion MS
Jordan Carter Human Nutrition MS
Claire Coupard Health Promotion MS
Catherine Davis Human Nutrition MS
Maria Gentile Health Promotion MS
Caroline Harrington Health Promotion MS
Kathryn Howland Health Promotion MS
Arlene Isseks Human Nutrition MS
Kelsey Ladics Health Promotion MS
Brandy Le Human Nutrition MS
Destiny Mahmood Health Promotion MS
Amy Nichols Health Promotion MS
Bharathi Ramesh Human Nutrition MS
Melanie Rojas Human Nutrition MS
Rachel Samson Health Promotion MS
Ashley Steinbrecker Health Promotion MS
Maria Taplin Health Promotion MS
Caitlin Tharp Health Promotion MS
Mary Webb Human Nutrition MS
Brianna Wolfe Health Promotion MS