Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
Graduate Program Director
My professional experiences span wellness, weight management, diabetes care, eating disorders, cardiovascular health and sports dietetics. My work in the area of sports nutrition has been with athletes at the pediatric level as well as those with NCAA Division I premiere teams to increase player performance.
As a consulting dietitian for small hospitals and extended care facilities across Texas, I had extensive experience working in geographical, cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic diverse venues.
My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Nutrition from Texas Tech University. I am a registered nationally by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed in Texas as a dietitian. I currently hold Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
My volunteer service includes being a past president of the Texas Dietetic Association, affiliate delegate, chair of the ADA Public Policy and Legislative Committee, and on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians.
- Ph.D., Texas Tech University
- M.S., Texas Tech University
- B.S., Baylor University
Areas of Interest and Research:
- Sports Nutrition
- Wellness and Weight Management
- Food Science
- General Nutrition
- Nutrtition Across Lifestyle -- Pediatrics, Adolescent, Elderly
- Childhood Nutrition and Feeding