ADMINISTRATION

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Professor & NDHM Department Head

Ph.D., University of Ulster - Services Marketing

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Research interests: Services marketing and management, customer relationship management, service quality, disconfirmation modeling, total quality management and internal service, complaining behavior, trust and service recovery.

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Administrative Support Assistant

(334) 844-4261 | Fax:(334) 844-3279 | tds0001@auburn.edu | 328 Spidle Hall
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Administrative Support Assistant

NUTRITION FACULTY

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Onikia Brown, Ph.D., RD. orange bar

(334) 844-3161 | onbrown@auburn.edu | 102A Poultry Science
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Assistant Professor and Extension Nutritionist

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University

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Research interests: My interests include using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to examine the nutritional determinants, consequences, and prevention of diet related health disparities in ethnic minority and low-income populations. I am also interested in developing interventions and tools to assess and prevent unwanted and unhealthy weight gain in underserved populations. Ultimately, I work to increase the quality of life of ethnic minority, low-income, and underserved populations by developing and implementing sustainable programs that change negative nutrition behaviors.

Donna O. Burnett, PhD, RD orange bar

(334) 844-3429 | donna.burnett@auburn.edu | 102F Poultry Science
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Assistant Professor & Director Graduate Clinical Education Programs

Ph.D., Ph.D. Health Education and Health Promotion, UAB

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Research interests: Nutrition counseling; professional practice in dietetics and dietetics education; adverse childhood experiences and adult health outcomes; college weight gain and college health; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research.

Alisha R. Farris, PhD, RDN, CSP orange bar

(334) 844-7418 | afarris@auburn.edu | 101B Poultry Science
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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Behavioral and Community Nutrition, Virginia Tech

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Research interests: My interests focus in the area of community nutrition and childhood health. Specifically, school-based nutrition, childhood obesity, food security (nationally and globally), and maternal and infant nutrition. I am currently conducting research on school lunch and breakfast, food waste in elementary, sport snacks for children, the healthy retail environment, and food security in Madagascar.

Michael W. Greene, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-8435 | mwg0006@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 101C
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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

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Research interests: Obesity-linked conditions such as fatty liver disease and certain forms of cancer; mechanisms of insulin resistance; signal transduction; diet-induced animal models of obesity and insulin resistance; animal models of cancer

Kevin W. Huggins, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-3296 | huggikw@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 102D
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Associate Professor

Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology, Wake Forest

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Research interests: Role of Group 1B phospholipase A2 in diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance; molecular mechanisms related to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes; use of gene-knockout mice to study molecular mechanisms of dietary lipid absorption.

Ramesh Jeganathan, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-3840 | jeganrb@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 101F
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Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director (Nutrition)

Ph.D., University of Madras

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Research interests: Insulin signaling in animal models of obesity and type 2 diabetes; ubiquitination and trafficking of proteins in insulin signaling pathway; biochemical and cellular mechanisms responsible for insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes; linking Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.

Patricia Marincic, Ph.D., RD. orange bar

Phone: (334) 844-3271 | pzm0015@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 101E
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Associate Professor & Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics

Ph.D., Utah State University

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Research interests: Obesity management; nutritional complications of gut-failure following bariatric surgery; infant feeding practices and the development of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic disease; management of gestational diabetes mellitus and DM2 in pregnancy; pediatric nutrition; breast-feeding promotion, optimizing medical nutrition therapy post cancer diagnosis.

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Assistant Research Professor

PhD in Biomedical Science Auburn University

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Research interests: Gene therapy vector for canine lymphoma - this work involves the development of a viral vector targeted to lymphoma cells. Cancer immunology - characterizing regulatory T cells and dendritic cells in the dog

Barbara J. Struempler, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-2217 | struebj@auburn.edu | 207 Duncan Hall
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Professor & Extension Nutritionist

Ph.D., Nutrition, Iowa State University

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Research interests: General dietary guidelines for all populations, nutrition and pregnancy; nutrition and breastfeeding; limited-resource population.

Douglas White, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-3266 | whitebd@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 101E
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Associate Professor

Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center

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Research interests: Regulation of food intake and body weight including effects of diet on neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that play a role in the development of obesity, and examining how diet interacts with the ability of leptin to regulate energy balance.

HOTEL & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT FACULTY

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Baker M. Ayoun, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-8196 | bma0002@auburn.edu | 360 Spidle Hall
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June M. Henton Associate Professor & HRMT Graduate Programs Officer

Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University - Hotel & Restaurant Administration

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Alecia Douglas, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-1434 | acd0011@auburn.edu | 358 Spidle Hall
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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - Purdue University - Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Keisha Echols, PHR, MBA orange bar

(334) 321-3151 | keisha.echols@auhcc.com | The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
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Director
Education & Human Resources

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

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Yee Ming Lee, Ph.D., RD. orange bar

(334) 844-6453 | yzl0085@auburn.edu | 362 Spidle Hall
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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University

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David Martin, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-3291 | martida@auburn.edu | 328B Spidle Hall
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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Auburn University - Hotel and Restaurant Management

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Imran Rahman, Ph.D. orange bar

(334) 844-4206 | izr0004@auburn.edu | 328C Spidle Hall
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Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Business Administration, Washington State University

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Hans van der Reijden orange bar

(334) 844-4206 | hans@auhcc.com | 328C Spidle Hall
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Managing Director
Hotel Operations & Educational Initiatives

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

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EMERITI FACULTY

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