Faculty

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Our students rate the Food and Nutrition faculty as being the highest caliber and most dedicated. In addition to teaching classes, they are actively involved in helping you succeed.

Michael Crosier, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor

Office:  Hemenway Annex 518
Phone: 508-626-4753
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Educational background: PhD Tufts University; MS Tufts University; BS University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Teaching areas: Fundamental of Nutrition Science, Nutrition and Chronic Disease, Human Nutrition Science, Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism, Sports Nutrition
Areas of specialty: Biochemical and molecular nutrition 

Andrea Gorman, PhD, MS, RD, LDNAndrea Gorman
Assistant Professor
Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Office: Hemenway Annex 222
Phone: 508-626-4759
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Educational background: PhD Boston University School of Medicine; MS University of New Haven; BS University of Rhode Island
Teaching areas: Food, Culture, and Society, Medical Nutrition Therapy I & II, Clinical Experiences in Dietetics, Obesity and Weight Management
Areas of specialty: Health literacy, nutrition support and intervention, overweight/obesity co-morbidity issues

Ann W Johnson, PhD, MBA, RD, LD
Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway Annex 239A
Phone: 508-626-4689
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Educational background:  PhD Auburn University, MBA Carnegie Mellon, AB Bryn Mawr College
Teaching areas:  Food, Culture, and Society (lab), Experimental Study of Food, History of Food, Medical Nutrition Therapy II, Practicum in Foodservice Systems, Clinical Experiences in Dietetics, Food and NutritionInternship:  US Army Natick Research (NRDEC)
Areas of specialty:  Food science and management, Sports Nutrition, Renal dietetics

Megan Lehnerd, PhD, MSMegan Lehnerd
Assistant Professor

Office:  Hemenway Annex 225
Phone:  508-262-4702
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Educational background:  PhD, Tufts University, MS, Tufts University, BS, The George Washington University
Teaching areas:  Food, Culture, and Society; Community Nutrition
Areas of specialty: Sociocultural aspects of food, community nutrition, food justice, and agriculture/food systems.

Susan J. Massad, HSD, RD, CHESSusan Massad
Professor
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics

Office: Hemenway Hall 220
Phone: 508-626-4743
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Educational background: H.S.D. (Doctor of Health and Safety), Indiana University, M.Ed. Worcester State College, B.S. Framingham State University
Teaching areas: Preparation for Academy of Dietetics, Nutrition Science and Applications, Nutrition for Sports and Exercise, Personal and Community Health, Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior
Areas of specialty: Nutrition for sports and exercise and socioeconomic trends in food consumption patterns.

Suzanne Neubauer, PhD, RD, CNSCSuzanne Neubauer
Professor
Advisor, M.S. Food and Nutrition

Office:  Hemenway Hall 216
Phone: 508-626-4754
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Educational background: Ph.D. University of Connecticut, M.S. The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Immaculata College
Teaching areas: Medical Nutrition Therapy, Seminar in Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Experiences in Dietetics
Areas of specialty: Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrition Support

Jerusha Nelson-Peterman, PhD, RDJ Nelson Peterman
Chair and Associate Professor

Office: 
Phone: 508-626-4757
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Educational background: PhD, Tufts University (Food Policy and Applied Nutrition); MS and Dietetic Internship, University of Utah (Foods and Nutrition); BS Brigham Young University (Molecular Biology)
Teaching areas: Community Nutrition, Experimental Study of Foods; Research Methods in Nutrition Education
Areas of specialty: Refugee nutrition and health, food security, culture and food, experimental food preparation

Brian Souza, Ph.D., ACSM EP-C
Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway Annex 516
Phone: 508-215-5720
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Educational background: Ph.D., Oregon State University; MS, Springfield College; BS, Springfield College
Teaching areas: Personal and Community Health, Personal Training, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Wellness Behavior, Internship in Health and Wellness
Areas of specialty: Behavioral aspects of physical activity and wellness

Karen White, M.Ed., RDN, LDN

Office: Hemenway Annex 243
Phone: 508-626-4700
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Educational background: MEd Framingham State University, BS Framingham State University, AS University of Maine Farmington
Teaching areas: Nutrition Science and Applications
Areas of specialty: Community Nutrition

Catherine Wickham, PhD, MS, RDN, CD-N
Assistant Professor
Faculty Liaison, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition

Office:  Hemenway Annex 512
Phone Number:  508-626-4676
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Educational backgroundPhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MS University of Saint Joseph; Certificate in Catering – Le Cordon Bleu, Paris; BS Bentley University; AS University of New Hampshire
Teaching areas: Foodservice Systems; Management of Food and Nutrition Services; Professional Development and Communication in School Nutrition
Areas of specialtyFood and culinary literacy; food safety; foodservice systems; foodservice management; school nutrition