Didactic Program Director
Nutrition & Dietetics
Northern Illinois University
Education Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Exercise Physiology 1999 M.S., University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition 1994 B.S., Seton Hill College, Dietetics (Coordinated Program) 1988 Dissertation Topic Ergogenic effect of oral creatine monohydrate supplementation on anaerobic exercise performance. Thesis Identification of knowledge and skills required by beginning level dietitians to practice independently and competently in providing metabolic nutrition care.
Sports nutrition Ergogenic aids to enhance exercise performance Efficacy/safety of herbal medicine and antioxidants to preserve quality of life