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Food Science and Nutrition
Department of Nutrition, Excercise, and Health Sciences
(509) 963-1315

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Current Faculty

Ethan Bergman, PhD, RDN, FADA
Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, Interim Chair of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition, Past President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. Bergman just completed his year as immediate Past President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  During his tenure, the academy changed its name from the American Dietetics Association and the dietitians can now call themselves Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  In addition, dietitians can now prescribe specific dietary orders for patients.  His stint as President-elect, President, and Past-President took him to many places in the US and throughout the world, including India, Romania, Brazil, England, and Holland.  Dr. Bergman still wears many hats and will continue as Interim Chair of NEHS for the 2014-15 academic year along with his position of Associate Dean of CEPS.

David Gee, PhD
Program Director of Food Science and Nutrition, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition

Dr. Gee is in his 33rd year at CWU.  After completing his sabbatical year in 2012, Dr. Gee is continuing his work using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).  Through his graduate and undergraduate students, he has presented their research at national conferences and submitted manuscripts for publications.  Dr. Gee continues to teach Experimental Foods, Experimental Foods Research, Metabolism & Micronutrients, Nutrition Update, and Advance Nutritional Metabolism.

Dana (Storlie) Ogan, MS, RDN
Dietetic Internship Director, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Nutrition

Professor Ogan will be assuming the position of Director of the Dietetic Internship for the 2014-15 academic year.  She completed both her undergraduate and Master’s degree in nutrition at CWU.  In addition, she completed the dietetic internship at Idaho State University.  Her past professional experiences included being a clinical dietitian at Swedish Edmonds, assistant clinical professor at Utah State University, and adjunct faculty at CWU.  She is excited to begin this new phase of her professional career.

Kelly (Kerr) Pritchett, PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor of Food Science, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Dr. Pritchett will be returning to CWU after spending one year at the University of Georgia.  She will resume her position as a faculty member in both Food Science and Nutrition & Exercise Science.  Her specialization is in the area of sports nutrition.  In addition to her CWU responsibilities, she is a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, RDN
  Assistant Professor of Food Science and Nutrition

Dr. Stendell-Hollis will begin her first year as assistant professor during the 2014-15 academic year.  This past year, Dr. Stendell-Hollis was a visiting professor of food science and nutrition at CWU.  She received her PhD at the University of Arizona and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  Her post-doctoral research was on green tea and reduction of breast cancer risk.  Her dissertation research was on the Mediterranean Diet emphasizing walnuts in lactating women.

Susan Woody Hawk, PhD, RDN
Didactic Program in Dietetics Director, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition

Dr. Hawk was recently promoted to Full Professor and will be assuming the role of Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics.  She continues to be an excellent instructor of a large number of courses including Medical Nutrition Therapy I & II.  She is currently working with a graduate student investigating the effectiveness of a local pediatric obesity treatment program.

Former Faculty

Virginia Bennett, PhD, RDN
Dr. Bennett spent much of her first year of retirement working and studying in Mexico.  She has taken her Spanish language skills to a new level and was also involved in a micro-loan program for Mexican women.  She is currently back in her home in the Teanaway area.

Linda Cashman, MS, RDN
Professor Cashman will begin her retirement from CWU in Hilo, Hawaii.  She has been the Director of the Dietetic Internship and will complete those duties this summer. She is very excited to begin this new phase of life living in a tropical paradise!

Tracee Watkins, MBA
Professor Watkins will be starting a doctoral program in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration at Kansas State University this fall.  She will be working for the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs while in school, as well as teaching the occasional undergraduate class.


Lucinda Engel
Lucinda continues her excellent work as our food laboratory technician.  This summer she will return to work with her husband at the Signal Mountain Lodge in the Grand Tetons National Park before returning the CWU in the fall.



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