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 an Adjunct Instructor for the Geauga and Twinsburg campuses in 2007-2008. I joined the Kent State University staff as 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.
I will receive a second Master's in Health, Education and Promotion this Spring 2019. I am working on an Ed.D in Health Professions at A. T. Still University with a projected graduation in Fall 2020. I currently only teach Science of Human Nutrition and I teach over 1000 students per year. I had an abstract accepted at the Food and Nutrition Conference Expo in Nashville, TN in 2015 titled: The Influence of Situational Diet Self-Efficacy on the Adherence to a Low Sodium Diet by African-American Women on Hemodialysis and it will be published as an article with myself and Dr. Kele Ding as authors this year 2019.
B.S in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, M.Ed in Community Health Education, Cleveland State University
African-American women and chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis and health care disparities
Accepted to the Dietary Supplement Research Practicum at the National Institute of Health 2018