When teaching, I discuss the practical aspects of the topics to show relevance and to increase interest. To that end, I also incorporate new research and current events into classroom discussions and provide opportunities for learning outside of the classroom, such as service learning experiences and free webinars or conferences. I use multiple modalities when teaching nutrition including lecture, videos, group discussions, debates, projects, case studies, games, and individual assignments. Incorporating a variety of modalities not only keeps the course interesting and well-rounded, but also enables all types of learners to benefit. Students should be actively engaged in learning as this helps them grasp more complicated material and elevates the learning experience. I believe in creating an environment in which students know I care about them as people. I understand there are many stressors for college students that impact their success in class and I believe part of my role as an educator is to help students when possible so they can be as successful as possible. I believe in elevating students to achieve their best and in going above and beyond for my students.
|2018||Doctorate of Nutrition Education||Columbia||
New York, NY
|2004||Master of Science in Nutrition||Boston University||Boston, MA|
|2002||Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics||Rutgers||New Brunswick, NJ|
|Course Number||Course Name|
|NTD 303||Introduction to Human Nutrition|
|NTD 415||Community Nutrition|
|NTD 515||Public Health Nutrition|
|NTD 600||Maternal & Child Nutrition|
|FYE 100D||First-Year Experience|
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Webinar for Nutrition and Aging Resource Center. Toolkit: Nutrition Education in Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program Settings Part 1 – What Do We Know?
Webinar for Nutrition and Aging Resource Center. Toolkit: Nutrition Education in Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program Settings Part 2 – Where Do We Go?
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