Hood College names Anne Davis as Founding Director of Nutrition Science Program

Davis will oversee implementation of new Graduate-level Nutrition Science Program within Ruth Whitaker Holmes School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

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Anne Davis, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, FAND

FREDERICK, Md.,Hood College is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Davis, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, FAND, as the founding director of the College’s newly-established graduate-level Nutrition Science program.

Under the department of nursing, and in collaboration with the dean of the graduate school, Davis will be responsible for overseeing the program, which consists of three tracks: dietetics, sustainability studies and general nutrition sciences. Davis will also manage recruitment efforts and establish regional partnerships, with the goal of identifying experiential learning opportunities and future employment for students.

“I’m honored and excited to lead this new program at Hood,” said Davis. “There are more and more opportunities and evolving roles for registered dietitians both in the state of Maryland and the country, so I believe the establishment of this program is a smart and innovative move for Hood College.”

Davis joins Hood from the University of the Pacific, where she served as the founding graduate clinical nutrition program director and chair, as well as an associate clinical professor. She has also directed accredited nutrition and dietetics programs at the University of New Haven and the University of Saint Joseph.

Davis earned her master’s in science from the University of Connecticut and also holds a doctorate in philosophy from Temple University. She has been credentialed as a registered dietetic technician from the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition since 1983 and was named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015.

“Dr. Davis is an impressively accomplished thought-leader, teacher and scholar in the field of nutrition and dietetics,” said Debbie Ricker, provost. “We are so fortunate to have her at the helm of this new graduate program.”

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