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Kitty Coffey , PhD, RD, LDN, CFCS
Position: School Dean, Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences
Campus Phone: 865-471-3295
Campus Box: 71881
Post-doctoral work, The University of Tennessee
PhD, The University of Tennessee
MS, The University of Tennessee
BS, The University of Tennessee
Dr. Coffey is the Dean of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and leader of the Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics major. She is Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). Courses taught by Dr. Coffey include Food and People; Science of Nutrition; Senior Seminar in Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics; and Field Experience in Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics.
Her research interests include childhood obesity, food lipids, academic accreditations, and leadership development. She has presented papers at national conferences, published in the FCS literature, and co-authored two books.
She is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences, the American Dietetic Association, the Institute of Food Technology, and Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society of North America.
Her personal interests include travel, reading, writing, and aquatics.