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  • Susan L. Brantley , MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71881

    Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is a registered dietitian of the American Dietetic Association and is licensed in the state of Tennessee. She is certified in nutrition support practice by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

    She began her practice as a generalist dietitian at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and later specialized in oncology and transplant nutrition. In 1987, she began working exclusively in nutrition support practice concentrating in intensive care using enteral and parenteral nutrition support. She is now the Metabolic Support Services team coordinator. She is involved extensively with the education of surgical and medicine residents and dietetic students and in 2004 received the Award for Excellence in Instruction and Teaching by the Department of Surgery.

    She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Carson-Newman University in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy to dietetics students. She is also adjunct faculty at South College-Knoxville Campus, teaching Medical Nutrition to Physician Assistant students.

    Susan received the 2006-7 Academy Foundation Award of Excellence in Clinical Dietetics after nomination by her peers in the Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been a member of this group since 1979. She has served her local and state dietetic associations as President and President-elect as well as in other capacities, both appointed and elected. She currently serves an appointed position on the state licensure board for dietitians/nutritionists. She has been elected DNS secretary and DNS chair. She also recently received the 2009 Award for Distinguished Service from the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the 2009 Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Denver. She recently received the 2014 Distinguished Practice Award from the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics presented at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta.

    Susan has served the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition as the chair of the Nutrition Practice Poster Selection Committee from 2005-2008. She was also a member of the ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Recommendations Task Force and a contributing author of the 2009 Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Susan was selected to receive the ASPEN 2009 Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Award: Advance Clinical Practice, presented at the 2009 CNW in New Orleans.

    Susan has served in an appointed three-year term for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the Professional Development Committee. She also is serving as co-chair of the Standards of Professional Performance/Standards of Practice Committee for Nutrition Support Dietitians, a revision committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). The Revised 2014 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nutrition Support which were recently published in both the ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Susan is currently serving on the Malnutrition Committee to investigate the validity of measures for malnutrition. This committee is a dual appointment by the AND and ASPEN.


  • Cindy Campbell

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

    Campus Box: 71880

    Email: cecampbell@cn.edu

    MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    BS, Carson Newman College

    Cindy Campbell is an Accredited Financial Counselor from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. She serves as Director of the Duncan Cooperative Management Lab. Ms. Campbell teaches courses in Personal Finance and Cooperative Management and Housing.

    Her professional interests include consumer behavior, financial counseling, team building and leadership.

    Ms. Campbell enjoys travel, needlework and time with family.


  • 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.


  • Nancy Farris , MS

    Position: Director - Child Development Lab

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3488

    Campus Box: 71895

    M.S., Elementary Education, emphasis in Early Childhood Education, University of Tennessee

     B.S., Elementary Education, Carson-Newman College

    Mrs. Farris is the Director of the Child Development Lab at Carson-Newman. Courses she teaches are Program Planning for Young Children I and II. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, and the Knoxville Area Association for the Education of Young Children. She serves on the TECTA board and the Jefferson County Pre-K board.

    Mrs. Farris enjoys traveling, reading, and camping in Gatlinburg.


  • Beverly Hammond , PhD, LDN

    Position: Adjunct Faculty

     

     

    Beverley Hammond has had a varied career in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she completed a dietetic internship at the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She then earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin while consulting with small hospitals and nursing homes in the Central Texas Area. After teaching three years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, the family moved to Huntsville, Alabama where her husband was
    employed. The family then moved to Tennessee during the mid-sixties and have since become Tennesseans. When first moving to Tennessee she earned a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    During her career, she has taught foods and nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Louisiana Tech University, Mississippi University for Women, and has been an adjunct faculty at Tennessee Tech University and Carson Newman University.

    Prior to her retirement in 2011, she spent over eleven years as the Consumer Scientist at BSH Home Appliances, maker of Thermador Professional ranges and cooktops. After retiring, she decided to go back to school and earned an Associate degree in Culinary Arts at Pellissippi State Community College. Currently, her volunteer activities include President-Elect of AHEE, President of the Tennessee affiliate of AAFCS, Secretary of the Farragut Arts Council, and Secretary and Newsletter Editor of the local hiking club: the Happy Hikers.


  • Tammy Hickle , BS

    Position: Lead Teacher, CDL

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-3300

    Email: trhickle@cn.edu

    Tammy is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. Her background experience stems from working in Head Start programs, privately owned child care centers, public schools, and church-based programs. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, and the Appalachian Area Association for the Education of Young Children and enjoys attending workshops, and conferences.

    As a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, she serves as a youth
    department Sunday school teacher and as the children's department director.

    Her personal time is spent with her husband and children by traveling, participating in community and mission activities, and supporting her children's interests.


  • Kimberly Johnson , PhD, RD, LDN

    Position: Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2051

    Campus Box: 71881

    PhD in Food Science and Technology, The University of Tennessee
    MS in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship, Texas Woman’s University
    BS in Dietetics, Texas Tech University

    Dr. Johnson teaches Basic Nutrition, Science of Nutrition, Nutrition Education and the Community, Experimental Food Science, Food Service Management, Food Procurement, Production and Service and other foods related courses. She also co-advises the Student Dietetic Association and assist students in their Dietetic Externships.

    Her areas of interest include sensory and textural analysis of foods, bakery, and nutritional concerns during each of the lifecycle. She has worked in pediatric nutrition as a clinical dietitian, mostly with diabetes, gastrointestinal, and food allergy/intolerance. She has also had positions in long-term care consulting and patient care food services for a large acute care hospital.

    Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and The American Dietetic Association and the local and state affiliate organizations

    She enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and photography.


  • Amy Richey

    Position: Administrative Assistant for School of Family & Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3295

    Campus Box: 71981

    Email: arichey@cn.edu

    Mrs. Richey is the Academic Administrative Assistant for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Carson-Newman University.

    She lives in Talbott, Tennessee, has been married for 25 years, has two daughters, and is a member of Witt Baptist Church.

    Her interests include caring for her family and pets, embroidery, spending time on the lake, and is a huge sports enthusiast.


  • Amber Roth , PhD

    Position: Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865/471-3541

    Email: aroth@cn.edu

    PhD, Apparel Product Design and Analysis, Virginia Tech

    BS, Clothing and Textiles, Apparel Design Emphasis, Virginia Tech

    Dr. Roth teaches Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Textiles, Clothing Construction, Fashion History, Merchandising, Retailing, CAD for Apparel, and other fashion-related courses. She also advises the Kappa Beta Xi Chapter of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society and the Carson-Newman Design Association.

    Her research interests focus on exploring and understanding design, from the beginning of the design process with creativity and inspiration and post-consumption with the behavior of the consumer.

    Dr. Roth is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).

    She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and sewing.


  • Christopher T. Sneed , PhD

    Position: FCS Adjunct Facultyand Extension Agent II-UTK

    Email: csneed@cn.edu

    BS - Family Studies. The University of Tennessee

    MS - Human Resource Development (Family and Consumer Sciences Education). The University of Tennessee

    PhD - Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. The University of Tennessee

    A 2014 graduate of The University of Tennessee, Chris holds a PhD in Retail and Consumer Sciences. His commitment to action research, has resulted in authorship/co-authorship of 7 articles in peer-reviewed publications, 7 peer-reviewed presentations, and 3 peer-reviewed Extension publications.

    Chris currently works for UT Extension as a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Blount County.


  • Heather Whaley , PhD, CFCS

    Position: Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3297

    Campus Box: 71902

    PhD, The University of Tennessee

    MS, The University of Tennessee

    BSHE, The University of Tennessee

    Dr. Whaley teaches Human Development through the Lifespan; Professional Orientation; Senior Seminar; Family Science; Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE); and Methods of Teaching FCSE; and she supervises students in FCSE at the secondary level.

    Her specialty area is secondary Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) education, and her areas of interest include student development and maintaining FACS education in public schools. Dr. Whaley’s research areas are sexual harassment prevention in the workplace and training design.

    Dr. Whaley is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the National Council on Family Relations.

    She is a native Tennessean whose places of residence include Utah and Virginia. She enjoys spending time with her Lhasa Apso puppies and family, reading, and cooking.


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