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Ms. Carmen Blakely-Adams

Instructor 26142 141 Nixson Hall

Area: HS - NUTR

cblakel1@kent.edu

vita [pdf]

My education background includes a BS degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Michigan State University, a dietetic internship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation-became a Registered, Licensed Dietitian in 1991, a M.ED in Community Health Education from Cleveland State University. I joined the Kent State University staff as a Adjunct Instructor for the Geauga and Twinsburg campuses in 2007-2008. I joined the Kent State University staff as a full time NTT faculty in August 2008. As an Instructor in Nutrition and Dietetics I teach Science of Human Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietary Food Modification-Nutrition for Older Adults. I have worked as a clinical nutrition manager and clinical dietitian prior to joining the faculty at Kent State University, where I specialized in neurology, general surgery, oncology, trauma, cardiology, renal/hemodialysis, neuro-intensive care, urology and general medicine. I have several publications on Nutrition and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.


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Nancy Burzminski

Assistant Professor 100 Nixson Hall

Area: HS - NUTR

nburzmin@kent.edu

vita [pdf]

My education background includes a BS degree Home Economics/ Foods & Nutrition, Montclair State University (1975), a dietetic internship, University of Arizona Medical Center (1976), a MS in Human Nutrition, University of Arizona (1977), and a Doctorate of Education Leadership (Ed.D.), Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (2002). My doctorate research focused on leadership behaviors/styles of entry-level dietitians. I am serving on a national committee of the American Dietetic Association, designing leadership training for dietitians. Current research efforts include a collaborative effort with the University of Akron and Summa Health Systems. We received a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents Research Challenge Program, December 2004. Our proposal, Improving Patient Clinical Outcomes and Health Care Costs Using Innovative Nutrition Interventions In A Multidisciplinary Chronic Disease Care Team, is being studied using the Chronic Care Model with patients having Type II Diabetes Mellitus. I am also in a nation-wide collaborative study exploring ways to improve management of chronic diseases utilizing the Chronic Care Model. I am a licensed, registered dietitian with practitioner experience in a variety of settings. My primary role at KSU is Dietetic Internship Program Director of the Combined MS/Dietetic Internship Program. I also teach in the nutrition & dietetics programs.


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Dr. Natalie Caine-Bish

Associate Professor 128 Nixson Hall

Area: HS - NUTR

ncaine@kent.edu

vita [pdf]

I earned a B.S. in Natural Sciences, an M.S. in both Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. I am also a registered and licensed dietitian. I joined the Kent State University faculty in 2002 after completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Akron and all three of my graduate degrees at Kent State University. At the undergraduate level, I teach First Year Experience, Nutrition for Fitness, Advanced Nutrition I, and Experimental Methods in Nutrition and at the graduate level, I teach Techniques of Research, Perspectives and Practice in Community Nutrition, and Macronutrients. My current research interests include community nutrition and exercise education and programming with a focus on the prevention of chronic disease. I currently am a faculty coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach and direct a no cost community weight management program called K.I.D.S. (Kids Interested in Diet and Sport) for children between the ages of 8-16. I am currently a member of the American Dietetics Association and Society for Nutrition Education.


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Tanya Falcone

Area: HS


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Karen Gordon, Ph.D

Associate Professor 100 Nixson Hall

Area: HS - NUTR

klowry@kent.edu

vita [pdf]

I earned a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from The Ohio State University. I then completed a PhD in non-ruminant nutrition at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign and also completed the requirements to become a registered dietitian. I joined the Kent State University faculty in 1988 where I teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students in the Nutrition and Dietetics program. Courses taught include Applied Nutrition; Community Nutrition; Cultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition and Health; Complementary and Alternative Nutrition Therapy; Micronutrients and Nutrition. I am also involved with the Nutrition Outreach Program that provides nutrition assessment, counseling and presentations for students, faculty and staff. I am the advisor for the Student Dietetic Association where members network with professionals in the field of nutrition and are involved in community service. My primary professional interest is community nutrition including health promotion/nutrition education over the life span and maternal/child nutrition.


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Eun-Jeong Ha

Assistant Professor 100 Nixson Hall

Area: HS - NUTR

eha@kent.edu

vita [pdf]

Dr. Ha completed a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition in 1999 and post-doctoral work at the Bone Mineral Metabolism Laboratory of the Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on nutrition education and osteoporosis prevention over the life span. Dr. Ha's recent research plans include studying: (1) the relationship between obesity, bone density and fracture in children; (2) dietary effects on bone density in children; (3) Calcium and Vitamin D status and bone density among the elderly; (4) Effect of nutrition education on eating behavior and life style changes in college students.


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Deanna Lavanty

Instructor

Area: HS - NUTR

dlavanty@kent.edu

I earned a B.A. in Psychology from Marymount University (Arlington, VA) and an M.S. in Family and Consumer Science (emphasis: Human Nutrition) from New Mexico State University. I am a registered dietitian and an accredited practising (sic) dietitian in Australia, and a member of both The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Dietitians Association of Australia. I worked as a clinical dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic before joining the faculty at Kent State University in 2006. I taught full time from 2006-2010 in the Nutrition Program at the Kent, Twinsburg and Geauga campuses, and then moved to Olympia, WA in 2010 where I worked as a renal dietitian in a large, hospital-based dialysis unit. Since January 2012 I have resided in Melbourne, Australia where I continue teaching on-line classes for the Nutrition Program at KSU.


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Amy Miracle

Assistant Professor 123 Nixson Hall

Area: HS - NUTR

amiracle@kent.edu

I earned a B.S. in Nutrition & Food, a M.A. in Exercise Science and a M.S. in Nutrition from Kent State University.  I have completed my PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  I am a registered dietitian, a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  I joined the Kent State University faculty in 2012 where I teach both undergraduate and graduate students in the Nutrition and Dietetics program.   Courses taught include Nutrition for Fitness and Nutrition.  My research interests include assessing nutrition knowledge of collegiate athletes and the development of disordered eating including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia.