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

Tomasz Bednarski Assistant Professor

Donnia Behrends Extension Educator, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP

Weiwen Chai portrait picture

Weiwen Chai Associate Professor

Tara Dunker Associate Extension Educator

Jean Ann Fischer portrait picture

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

Lisa Franzen-Castle Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist

Jingjie Hao Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Obesity Research Core Director

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

Sarah Hortman Assistant Professor of Practice

Terry Housh Professor

Maruša Jonas Assistant Extension Educator

Georgia Jones Associate Professor, Extension Food Specialist

Megan S. Kelley Assistant Professor

Vernetta Kosalka Assistant Professor of Practice

Kristin Malek Assistant Professor, Event Management Extension Specialist

Sathish Kumar Natarajan Assistant Professor

Dennis Perkey Associate Professor of Practice, Athletic Training Program Director

Heather Rasmussen

Heather Rasmussen Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor, Professional Studies in Dietetics Program Director

Natalie Sehi Extension Educator

Sunil Sukumaran Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics

Shinya Takahashi portrait picture

Shinya Takahashi Associate Professor of Practice, Associate Department Chair, CEHS Academic Program Lead

Ivan J. Vechetti Jr. Assistant Professor of Extracellular Vesicles

Linda Young Professor of Practice

Sabine Zempleni Assistant Professor of Practice

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

Amy Brown portrait

Amy Brown Administrative Associate

MeLissa Butler Project Manager, Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance

Kelly Durkin Graduate Student Coordinator

Antoinette Francois Project Manager, Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance

Megan Hopkins Project Director, Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance

Umidjon Iskandarov Research Technologist I

Joan Kunzman Administrative Support Associate, HRTM

Melinda Nolan Office Associate

Verona Skomski Admin Coord

Kayla VanNess Student Services Associate

Shuying Zhang Research Technologist II

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


The UNL Athletic Training Program is excited to provide UNL Athletic Training Students the opportunity to experience an international, interprofessional educational experience as part of their educational journey. 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. Along with Athletic Training Director Dr. Dennis Perkey, students who travel to Greece as part of the Greek Influence on Nutrition and Sports Medicine Study Abroad Program will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Tsoukas and experience a live lecture as part of the study abroad curriculum. 

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 has 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. His 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. 



Dipti Dev Betti and Richard Robinson Associate Professor and Childhood Health Behaviors Extension Specialist

Michelle Krehbiel Courtesy Professor



Allison Boyd

HRTM 475 Club Management (co-teaching)

Glen O. Johnson 

NUTR 995 Doctoral Colloquium

Chef Nazim Khan

HRTM 373 Catering Management

Andrea Laughlin 
NUTR 250 Human Nutrition and Metabolism 
NUTR 253 Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition (grading)
NUTR 453 Nutrition and Fitness Communication Strategies
Ben Lorenzen
HRTM 475 Club Management (co-teaching)
Crystal Zabka Belsky
NUTR 355 Introduction to Sports Nutrition