Honors and Recognition
Research Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, Nebraska Chapter, January 2014.Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, University of Nebraska. 2010 Nebraska’s Food and Nutrition Experts Leadership Award, Nebraska Dietetic Association. 2008Recognition for Contributions to Students, UNL Parents Association & Teaching Council. 2006Teaching Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, Nebraska Chapter. 2005Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska. 2004Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, University of Nebraska. 2003Fellow of the American Heart Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, July 2001.Junior Faculty for Excellence in Research Award, Agriculture Research Division, University of Nebraska. 1998Invited Visiting Scholar, Tuskegee University, USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants Program. 1996Invited Visiting Scholar, Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Geriatria, Porto Alegre, Brasil. 1995Graduate Student Research Award, American Institute of Nutrition. 1989
2013 to present, Department Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska–LincolnMay 2016 to Dec. 2016, Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2007 to present, Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2000-2007, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln1996-2000, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Science and Dietetics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln1993-1996, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul1989-1993, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
American Society for Nutrition, member since 1994.Institute of Food Technologists, member since 1994.American Heart Association, Charter Member in the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, elected 2000.American Heart Association, Fellow in the Council on Arteriosclerosis, elected 1995.Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, member since 2001.