Auburn University
Auburn University
Auburn University
     

Martin O'Neill, Ph.D. - Department Head

Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty





Hotel and Restaurant Management Faculty





Emeriti Faculty





Staff




Martin O'NeillMartin O'Neill, Ph.D.

Professor &
NDHM Department Head

Office: 328 Spidle Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3264
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Ph.D., University of Ulster - Services Marketing;
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.




Onikia BrownOnikia Brown, Ph.D., RD.

Assistant Professor and Extension Nutritionist
Office: 356 Spidle Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3161
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Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University
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.



Margaret Craig-SchmidtMargaret Craig-Schmidt, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita
Office: 260 Lem Morrison Drive, PSB 102E
Phone: (334) 844-3263
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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973
Research interests: Nutritional biochemistry of lipids with emphasis on maternal and infant nutrition (lactation, dietary fat, essential fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, trans-fatty acids, fatty acid metabolism, prostaglandins and eicosanoids, nutritional toxicology, vitamin E, cystic fibrosis).




Evelyn F. CraytonEvelyn F. Crayton, EdD, RD, LD.

Professor and Assistant Director, Family and Community Programs
Office: Duncan Hall, Room 220C
Phone: (334) 844-2224
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Robin FellersRobin Fellers, Ph.D., RD.

Professor Emerita, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Office: 260 Lem Morrison Drive, 101 PSB
Phone: (334) 844-3270
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PhD: University of Florida
Research interests: Foodservice management, dietetics and consumer education, food-related micro-enterprise in rural settingss.





Michael GreeneMichael W. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Office: Poultry Science Building 101C
Phone: (334) 844-8435
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Ph.D., Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
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




Robin FellersSareen Gropper, Ph.D., RD.

Professor Emerita, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Office: 260 Lem Morrison Drive, 101 PSB
Phone: (334) 844-
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PhD: Florida State University
Research interests: Medical/clinical nutrition therapy and assessment in humans with the most recent focus on changes in body weight and composition among college students (freshman 15 studies). Additional research efforts are directed in the areas of effects of diet and body weight on energy expenditure, and interactions among trace minerals and vitamins following supplementation.





Kevin HugginsKevin W. Huggins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Poultry Science Building 102D
Phone: (334) 844-3296
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Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology, Wake Forest
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 JeganathanRamesh Jeganathan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Poultry Science Building 101F
Phone: (334) 844-3840
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Ph.D., University of Madras
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.




Robert KeithRobert E. Keith, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor
Office: Poultry Science Building 102A
Phone: (334) 844-3273
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Ph.D., R.D., FACSM, Virginia Tech;
Research interests: Various topics related to sports nutrition, diet and exercise; nutritional status of various athletes, nutrition supplements used by athletes.




Patricia MarincicPatricia Marincic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor &
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics

Office: Poultry Science Building 101E
Phone: (334) 844-3271
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Ph.D., Utah State University
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.




Suresh MathewsSuresh Mathews, Ph.D.

Associate Professor &
Graduate Program Director (Nutrition)

Office: Poultry Science Building 101B
Phone: (334) 844-7418
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Division of Endocrinology, Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine, Detroit
Research interests: Metabolic diseases, functional foods, insulin signal transduction, mechanisms of insulin resistance, gene expression and metabolism in animal models of obesity, type 2 diabetes and transgenic / knockout mice.




Barbara J. StruemplerBarbara J. Struempler, Ph.D..

Professor & Extension Nutritionist
Office: 207 Duncan Hall
Phone: (334) 844-2217
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Ph.D., Nutrition, Iowa State University
Research interests: General dietary guidelines for all populations, nutrition and pregnancy; nutrition and breastfeeding; limited-resource population.




Geetha ThangiahGeetha Thangiah, Ph.D..

Assistant Research Professor
Lab: Poultry Sci Bldg 137
Phone: (334) 844-7548
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Ph.D, University of Madras, India
Research interests:Ubiquitination and phosphorylation of proteins in insulin signaling pathway, molecular mechanism responsible for glucose uptake in brain, nerve growth factor receptor and type 2 diabetes, to identify new proteins involved in signaling.




Dr. Doug WhiteDoug White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Poultry Science Building 101E
Phone: (334) 844-3266
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Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center
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.




Claire ZizzaClaire Zizza, Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Poultry Science Building 101J
Phone: (334) 844-7417
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Ph.D., Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research interests: Nutritional epidemiology focused on the prevention, treatment, and consequences of obesity; dietary patterns examined on a national level in the US and the Mediterranean area.




Baker AyounBaker M. Ayoun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & HRMT Graduate Programs Officer
Office: 360 Spidle Hall
Phone: (334) 844-8196
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Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University - Hotel & Restaurant Administration




Alecia DouglasAlecia Douglas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: 358 Spidle Hall
Phone: (334) 844-1434
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Ph.D. - Purdue University - Hospitality and Tourism Management




Yee Ming LeeYee Ming Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: 328C Spidle Hall
Phone: (334) 844-6453
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Ph.D., Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University




David MartinDavid Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: 328B Spidle Hall
Phone: (334) 844-3291
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Ph.D., Auburn University - Hotel and Restaurant Management




Tanya StringerTanya Stringer

Administrative Support Assistant
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328 Spidle Hall
Phone:(334) 844-4261
Fax:(334) 844-3279