Kelly Abdelmassih Lecturer

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Ajai V. Ammachathram Program Director, Associate Professor, Food and Beverage Extension Specialist, and Global Engagement Coordinator

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Donnia Behrends Extension Educator, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP

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Weiwen Chai Associate Professor

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Virginia Chaidez Associate Professor

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Jean Ann Fischer Human Sciences Program Leader, Associate Extension Educator, and Nutrition Education Program Director

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Lisa Franzen-Castle Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor, and Extension Nutrition Specialist

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Amanda Higgins (Dorsten) Assistant Professor of Practice in Athletic Training, Coordinator of Clinical Education

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Sarah Hortman Assistant Professor of Practice

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Terry Housh Professor

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Mary Ann Johnson J.S. Tinstman Professor, Department Chair

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Georgia Jones Associate Professor, Extension Food Specialist

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Megan S. Kelley Assistant Professor

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Kathleen Kim Lecturer

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Vernetta Kosalka Assistant Professor of Practice

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Kristin Malek Assistant Professor, Event Management Extension Specialist

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Regis Moreau Associate Professor

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Sathish Kumar Natarajan Assistant Professor

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Dennis Perkey Associate Professor of Practice, Athletic Training Program Director

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Heather Rasmussen

Heather Rasmussen Associate Professor, Professional Studies in Dietetics Program Director

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Natalie Sehi Extension Educator

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Sunil Sukumaran Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics

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Shinya Takahashi Associate Professor of Practice, Assistant Department Chair

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Ivan J. Vechetti Jr. Assistant Professor of Extracellular Vesicles

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Yongjun Wang

Yongjun Wang Research Assistant Professor

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Vanessa Wielenga Associate Extension Educator

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Linda Young Professor of Practice

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Jiujiu Yu Assistant Professor

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Sabine Zempleni Assistant Professor of Practice

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Janos Zempleni Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases

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Amy Brown Administrative Associate

MeLissa Butler Project Manager, Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance

Antoinette Caudillo Project Manager, Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance

Anthony Delaney Research Technologist II

Morgan Harris Graduate Student Coordinator

Megan Hopkins Project Director, Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance

Umidjon Iskandarov Research Technologist I

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Joan Kunzman Administrative Support Associate, HRTM

Melinda Nolan Office Associate

Verona Skomski Admin Coord

Kayla VanNess Student Services Associate

John Wang Senior Research Associate

Shuying Zhang Research Technologist II

Dr. Dimitrios Tsoukas, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Tsoukas is a Sports Orthopedic Surgeon from Athens, Greece and Director of the Minimally Invasive Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgery Clinic at the Athens Medical Center in Athens, Greece. He is an internationally published author, a regularly invited speaker at international sports medicine conferences, a member of the Board of Sports Medicine Association of Greece, and an Editorial Board Member of the Orthopedic Research and Physiotherapy Journal. 

Dr. Tsoukas also served as the doctor-in-charge for the Greek National Male and Female Volleyball teams, the Greek Boxing Federation, and the AEK Greek Professional Basketball Team. 

Dr. Tsoukas' clinical research and surgical interests include the inflammatory response post-exercise, the use of PRP injections, and stem cells in the physically active with a focus on sport injury prevention. 

As an adjunct instructor for the UNL Athletic Training Program, Dr. Tsoukas will provide annual video lectures with Q and A sessions as a part of the Medical Aspects of Athletic Training Course. Students who travel to Greece as part of the Greek Influence on Nutrition and Sports Medicine Study Abroad Program with Dr. Dennis Perkey will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Tsoukas and experience a live lecture as part of the study abroad curriculum. 

The UNL Athletic Training Program is excited to provide UNL Athletic Training Students an opportunity to experience an international, interprofessional educational experience as part of their educational journey.

Dipti Dev
Betti and Richard Robinson Associate Professor and Childhood Health Behaviors Extension Specialist
Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall

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Michelle Krehbiel
Youth Development Specialist and Associate Professor
Nebraska Extension
114 Agriculture Hall


Drew Hamblin
Assistant Athletic Trainer, MEd, ATC, CES (Football)

  • ATHT 249 Therapeutic Modalities -Laboratory

Glen O. Johnson
Temporary Lecturer

  • NUTR 995  Doctoral Colloquium

Andrea Laughlin
Temporary Lecturer

  • NUTR 453 Nutrition and Fitness Communication Strategies

Crystal Zabka Belsky
Temporary Lecturer

  • NUTR 344 Nutrition and Food for Optimal Health
  • NUTR 250 Human Nutrition and Metabolism