Dr. Elizabeth A Smith, RD, LDN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth A Smith, RD, LDN
(615) 898-5853
(615) 898-5130
Room 102, Ellington Human Sciences Building (EHS)
MTSU Box 86, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Ohio State University (2017)
  • MS, Central Michigan University (1992)
  • BS, Purdue University (1985)

Areas of Expertise

  • Research in the area of tower garden produce distribution and inclusion of nutrition education
  • Motivational interviewing and behavior change
  • Assessment of fruit and vegetable intake using quantitative measures

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith joined MTSU in the fall of 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department. Dr. Smith teaches a variety of nutrition classes including Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 and 2, Nutrition Coaching and Counseling Skills, Community Nutrition, and Nutrition and Obesity. Dr. Smith provides leadership to the new Master of Professional Studies- Leadership in Nutrition program.

Dr. Smith received her PhD from The Ohio State Univers...

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Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith joined MTSU in the fall of 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department. Dr. Smith teaches a variety of nutrition classes including Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 and 2, Nutrition Coaching and Counseling Skills, Community Nutrition, and Nutrition and Obesity. Dr. Smith provides leadership to the new Master of Professional Studies- Leadership in Nutrition program.

Dr. Smith received her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2017 and is a Registered Dietitian. Her master’s degree is from Central Michigan, and bachelor's degree from Purdue University.

Prior to joining MTSU, Dr. Smith was a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regional Program Specialist at The Ohio State University. Dr. Smith worked in the clinical dietetics area in multiple capacities including pediatrics at Baptist Medical Center, Wolfson’s Children’s Clinic, Marion General Hospital, Wyandot Memorial Hospital, and Abilene Medical Center.

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Courses

Dr. Smith currently teaches the following courses

  • NFS 4300 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • NFS 4310 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • NFS 4305 - Coaching and Counseling
  • NFS 3260 - Community Nutrition
  • NFS 6600 - Nutrition and Obesity: A Multidisciplinary Examination of Weight Issues