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Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences

Faculty & Staff

FNS Retreat, August 2018
FNS Retreat, Profession Development, August 9-10, 2018

FACULTY

ADELIA C. BOVELL-BENJAMIN
E-mail: abovellbenjamin@tuskegee.edu 
Phone: 334-727-8717
Position:  Research Professor, Food and Nutritional Sciences
Education:  Ph.D. Nutrition, Designated Emphasis: International Nutrition University of  California, Davis, 1998
Research Interests: International nutrition, lipid oxidation, food product development with emphasis on sensory science.  Nutritional, dietary and cancer prevention issues among African Americans 

ELAINE BROMFIELD
E-mail:  ebromfield@tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8906
Position: Assistant Professor
Education: PhD. Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution; Minor in Student Personnel Administration,  Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2009
Research Interests: Food product development, Menu development
Publications: Refereed Journal Articles (2)
 
BRITTANNIE H. CHESTER
E-mailbchester@tuskegee.edu 
Address: 100 Campbell Hall
Position: Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Education: 2015, Licensed Dietitian (LD); 2015, Registered Dietitian (RD); 2014, M.S. in Nutrition and dietetics, Florida International University, Ph.D. in process, Nutrition, Auburn University
Research Interests: Type 2 diabetes prevention and self-management education and support, cardiovascular disease prevention and management, nutrition and healthy lifestyle changes.
Publications: Journal Articles (2)      

NORMA L. DAWKINS
E-mail:  ndawkins@tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8028; Office: 204 Campbell Hall
Position: Professor, Department Head
Education: Ph.D., Food Science and Nutrition, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1994
Research Interests: Focused on product development and community nutrition with emphasis on indigenous and nontraditional foods and community nutrition interventions in the prevention of diet-related illnesses with focus on nutrition education and physical activity in reduction of risk factors for CVD and obesity, respectively
Publications: Several referred Journal articles conference abstracts, training manuals, progress and evaluation reports.

BYUNGJIN MIN  
E-mail: bmin@tuskegee.edu 
Phone: 334-727-8393, Office: 200D Campbell Hall
Position: Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D.  Food Technology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. 2007
Research Interests: Food Safety and Sustainable Packaging. Control of microbial contamination caused by foodborne pathogens in fresh produce as well as in processed foods. Shelf-life extension of foods by bio-active packaging systems incorporated with various components such as biodegradable materials, nano-sized materials, natural antimicrobials and functional ingredients.
Publications: Refereed Journal Articles (10+), Conference proceedings/Abstracts (30+), Book Chapter (4)  

BARRETT T. VAUGHAN
Email: bvaughan@tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8527
Position: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2002
Research Interests: Food processing technology, Food safety
Publications: Refereed Journal Articles (10+)

OTHERS

RALPHENIA PACE
E-mail: rpace@tuskegee.edu 
Phone: 334-727-8323
Fax: 334-727-8812
Position: Professor Emeritus and former Head, Department of Food and  Nutritional Sciences
Education: 1990 Licensed Dietitian (LD); 1984, Registered Dietitian (RD); Ph.D.1980, Nutritional Sciences, Auburn University

BEATRICE W. PHILLIPS (Retired)
E-mail:  bphillips@tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8326
Position: Associate Professor of Dietetics; former Director, Dietetics Program
Education: Ed.D., Adult Education (Nutrition Education), , Auburn University, Auburn, 1990
Research Interests: Food Choices- A stage-based intervention to increase fruits and vegetables in diets of young adults
Publications: Refereed Journal Articles (10+), Technic, al Presentations (25+), Technical Reports (1)

STAFF

ANGELA FELLS
Address: 204 Morrison-Mayberry Building
Position: Administrative Assistant, 204 Campbell Hall
E-mail: afells@tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8162
Fax: 334-727-8812

PETER GICHUHI
E-mail: pgichuhi@tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8668
Position: Research Associate/Food Science Technician
Education: M.S., Food Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Research Area (+): Food Analysis.  Food Processing and Products Development.  Food Shelf life/Microbial stability.  Lab technical/analytical support to students in Food/Nutrition Science research projects/theses.  Setup/maintainance of Food/Nutrition Science lab/equipment