Faculty Achievement Highlights

Cindy Ayers - Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • In April 2017 she completed training to become a (PCQI) Preventative Controls Qualified Individual. This provides the credentials to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for development and implemenation of HACCP based systems as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

Tracy Noerper - Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • Tracy was awarded first place in the Student Competition by the Nutrition Education for Children and Higher Education Division at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in July 2017. The title of the research poster was, "Effect of Nutrition Interventions on BMI in Youth Attending After-School Programs: A Meta-Analysis."
  • In October 2017 she was presented the prestigious E. Neige Todhunter Memorial Doctoral Fellowship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo held in Chicago.

Dr. Sandra Poirier - Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • Poirier, S., Wooldridge, D.G, Matuga, J.M. (March 25, 2017). Online Course Delivery: Assuring Quality in Teaching and Learning. All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER) - International Conference on Lifelong Learning. Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India.  (This was a SKYPE presentation at their International Conference on Lifelong Learning).
  • Dr. Poirier has been elected to serve as the Vice President of North America for International Vocational Education and Technology Association (IVETA). The mission of the global organization is to equip individuals with vocational skills, and also with a broad range of knowledge, skills, attitudes that are now recognized as indispensable for meaningful participation in work and life.

Dr. Jasmin Kwon Vu - Textiles, Merchandising & Design

  • Kwon, H., and Brinthaupt, T. M. (2017). Beyond Black Friday: The Value of Collaborative Research on Seasonal Shopping Events and Behavior, Proceedings of International Scholarly and Scientific Research & Innovation, World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology Conference, 19, 2045
  • Kwon, H., and Park, H. (2016). The influence of valence and structural alignability of two-sided e-WOM on purchase intentions, The Journal of Internet Electronic Commerce Research, 16(2), 257~270
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