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Optimizing Human Performance


Meet our new faculty members

You may have seen a few new faces in the classroom. Prior to the fall semester, 11 new faculty members joined CHS. We are excited to have them with us and would like to introduce you to these talented additions at the College!

amy-ashmore

Amy Ashmore, Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Kinesiology
University of Texas at Austin

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claire-berryman

Claire Berryman, Ph.D., R.D.

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences
Penn State University

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heidi-gazelle

Heidi Gazelle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Family & Child Sciences


Ph.D., Psychology
Wesleyan University

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payal-ghosh

Payal Ghosh, Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Exercise Physiology
University of Florida

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stephen-hennigar

Stephen Hennigar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences
Penn State University

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panagiotis-koutakis

Panagiotis Koutakis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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justin-lafavor

Justin LaFavor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Bioenergetics
East Carolina University

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michele-parker

Michele Parker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Family & Child Sciences


Ph.D., Child and Family Development
University of Georgia

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michelle-parvatiyar

Michelle Parvatiyar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Pharmacology
University of Miami

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jennifer-steiner

Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences


Ph.D., Applied Physiology
University of South Carolina

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joanna-wu

Joanna Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Family & Child Sciences


Ph.D., Human Development & Family Science
Ohio State University

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