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Our faculty are accomplished researchers, outstanding educators and real-world practitioners with backgrounds in nutrition counseling, school-based obesity intervention programs, preventative healthcare and clinical dietetics. All full-time faculty are credentialed experts, all of whom have earned the highest degree in their field. They are published in peer-reviewed research publications, have received research grants and are active in professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Our distinguished faculty pride themselves on the individual attention and career mentoring they offer students.

Catherine Arnold

Catherine Arnold, Ed.D., M.S., RD, LDN

Department Chair and Professor, Nutrition

Arnold's research interests include Determining Predictors of Health Behavior Change, Educational Assessment and Nutrition Education Outcomes Research.

Bonnie Beezhold

Bonnie Beezhold, Ph.D., CHES

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Beezhold joined the faculty full-time in 2011. Previously, she held positions as Clinical Assistant Professor in Nutrition at Arizona State University and Regional Research Interviewer.

Jan Dowell, M.S., M.H.S., RD, CSSD

Instructor, Nutrition

Ms. Jan Dowell joined the Nutrition Department as an adjunct instructor in 2008.

Annie Lin

Annie Lin, PhD, RDN

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Dr. Annie W. Lin joined the Department of Nutrition in 2020. Her research program focuses on using technology-assisted strategies to promote healthy dietary behaviors in the context of cancer prevention and treatment.

Teresa Pangan

Dr. Teresa Pangan, Ph.D., R.D.N.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Teresa Pangan, PhD, RDN has launched ventures all throughout her career combining her passion for uncovering the brilliance in people and knack for business skills.

Laurie Schubert

Laurie Schubert, PhD, RDN

Adjunct Professor, Nutrition

Dr. Schubert joined the Nutrition Department in 2010, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate nutrition research and an advanced nutritional physiology class for the exercise physiology graduate program.