Joanne Sullivan, Ph.d, RDN, LDN


Education was stressed to me as an important part of life throughout my childhood. Since the beginning of my career in higher education, I have strived to promote a classroom environment that encourages students to perform at a high level. I consistently use a variety of teaching and learning strategies in order to create well-rounded courses. In addition, I believe that having students critically think about the material is fundamental to learning. I believe it is important to provide constructive feedback to students as it is an essential part of the learning process. I want students to excel in the classroom, so they can excel in the workforce.


Year Degree School/University Location
2008 Doctor of Philosophy University of Georgia Athens, GA
2004 Master of Science University of Delaware Neward, DE
2000 Bachelor of Science St. Elizabeth University Morristown, NJ 


Course Number Course Name
NTD 200 Nutrition and Culture
NTD 309 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
NTD 320 Strategies in Dietetics Education
NTD 400 Clinical Nutrition Assessment
NTD 411 Macronutrients
NTD 413/414 Medical Nutrition Therapy I & II
NTD 422 Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport
NTD455/555 Nutrition Assessment, Education, and Service in Honduras
NTD 515 Public Health Nutrition
NTD 581 Nutrition Workshop: Hunger and Food Insecurity
NTD 610 Nutrition Assessment


Peer Reviewed Publications
Christaldi, J. & Bodzio, J.R. (2022). Student Benefits Following an International High-Impact Practice Service-Learning Experience. Journal of Service Learning in Higher Education, Jan 28.
Subach, R. & Sullivan, J. (2021). The Ram Chef Program: Exploring Perceptions Cooking Independence and Culinary Abilities of Young Adults with Disabilities and Their Caregivers. Disability and Health Journal, Nov 30. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101258.
Jones, J., Christaldi, J. & Cuy Castellanos, D. (2021). The Acorn Squash Problem: A Digestible Conceptualization of Barriers to Emergency Food Assistance. Journal of Public Health Nutrition, Sept 21. doi:10.1017/S1368980021003748.
Christaldi, J. & Pazzaglia, G. (2018). An exploration of the influences contributing to food insecurity in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Health Promotion Practice, Sept 18. doi: 10.1177/1524839918801588.

Sikand, G., Cole, R.E., Handu, D., DeWaal, D., Christaldi, J., Johnson, E.Q., Arpino, L.M., & Ekvall, S. M. (2018). Clinical and Cost Benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for Management of Dyslipidemia:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 12(5), 1113-1122.
Christaldi, J. & Bodzio, J.R. (2017). Teaching cultural competence through international service-learning. Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals Newsletter, 73(3), 10-11.
National Presentations
Subach, J., Christaldi-Sullivan, J., & Klein, L. The Ram Chef Program: Building Skills and Self-Efficacy of Nutrition Professionals Through Culinary Instruction for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Oral presentation at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, October 2021.
Christaldi, J., DellaValle, D. M., House, E., & Bodzio, J.R. Student Benefits Following an International High-Impact Practice Experience. Virtual poster presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, October 2020.
Christaldi, J. & Subach, J. Collegiate Swimmers Attitudes, Perceptions, and Adoption of a Plant-Based, Whole Foods Diet. Poster presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, October 2017, Chicago, IL.

Regional Presentations
Christaldi, J. & Subach, J. High Impact DPD Education Strategies for the Inclusion of Working with Persons with Disabilities. Oral presentation at Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Regional Meeting, April 2021, Virtual. 


2013-Present, Philadelphia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2011-2012, 2020-Present Licensed Dietitian, State of Pennsylvania
2001-Present, Certified with the Commission on Dietetic Registration