Tammy Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND,received her BS in food science and human nutrition and PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Kentucky. She has taught a wide variety of food, nutrition, and wellness courses, including introductory nutrition, to majors and nonmajors in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky for the past 20 years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Stephenson serves as Chair of the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. She is also an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, having served as Chair of the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (NEHP) practice group and being recognized as a Fellow of the Academy (FAND). She has published and presented on service learning, technology in teaching, student-centered learning, and other related topics. Dr. Stephenson has a passion for teaching engaging, interesting, and relevant nutrition courses and has been recognized through multiple teaching and mentoring awards at the university, state, and national levels. At the University of Kentucky, she has been recognized with both the Alumni Association’s Great Teacher Award (2016) and the Provost Office’s Outstanding Teacher Award (2015). Outside of the classroom, she enjoys running, doing yoga, gardening, cooking, watching her daughters play sports, and spending time with her family.