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Lisa Franzen-Castle

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor, and Extension Nutrition Specialist

Ph.D., Nutrition major with Anthropology minor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2009
M.S., Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006
B.S., Dietetics major with Insect Science minor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Education and Human Sciences (50%):

  • Responsibilities include leadership and administration, vision, communication and collaboration, and personnel and resource management.

Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist - Statewide responsibilities for nutrition education include: 

  • Extension (35%): Planning, marketing, teaching, conducting, and evaluating educational programs and materials related to nutrition, health, and wellness for adults.
  • Research (15%): Conducting applied research in nutrition education and nutritional behavioral changes for adults.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2015, Emerging Dietetic Leader Award, Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Lincoln District. 2014, Innovation in Team Programming Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.2014, 2nd Place Central Region Winner: Communications – Newsletters (Individual Award), Central Region of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.2013, 3rd place Central Region and State Winner: Family Health and Wellness (Team Award), Central Region of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and Nebraska Affiliate Association. 2013, 2nd place National and Central Region Winner: Communications - Internet Education Technology (Team Award), National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and Central Region Association.2012, Extension New Employee Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Experience
2009-Present, Assistant Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nutrition and Health Sciences Department.2006-2009, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition.2003-2005, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Entomology.2006-2006, Dietetic Intern, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nutrition and Health Sciences Department.
Memberships
Nebraska National Extension Association of Family and Consumer ScienceSociety for Nutrition Education and BehaviorNebraska Cooperative Extension AssociationAcademy of Nutrition and DieteticsNebraska Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsEpsilon Sigma Phi