Senior Lecturer and Director of the MS in Dietetics Program

My role as the MSD Program Director and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Food Sciences blends two of my passions – teaching and mentoring the next generation of nutrition professionals.

My approach to teaching includes facilitating knowledge acquisition and synthesis in an active classroom format. My professional focus aligns with the core aspects of a sustainable food system, primarily in the realm of access to food. That commitment transcends from the classroom to my local community where I volunteer and am a member of the food shelf Board of Directors, and more broadly to the global level where I have volunteered in Africa on food security assignments with a USAID-funded organization. Since the late 1990’s, I have been engaged in promoting healthy aging at the state and national level. International travel feeds my curiosity about other cultures, their food patterns, and food security as they relate to health.

Publications

Nearly every year, at least one of my MSD students has an abstract of their evidence-research project accepted for a poster session at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE). The full list is available on my CV.

Awards and Recognition

Associations and Affiliations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Dietetic Practice Group
  • Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group
  • Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group
  • International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Amy Nickerson

Education

  • MS, Human Nutrition and Foods, University of Vermont, 1986
  • BS, Human Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, 1977
  • AA, Liberal Arts, Cape Cod Community College, 1973

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-0670
Office Location:

232 Marsh Life Science

Office Hours:

by appointment

Website(s):
  1. UVM MSD